IZUM and libraries offer their users numerous information services and most of them require user login. Login is carried out on the basis of a username and password and enables the user’s authentication and authorisation. IZUM manages such a mechanism based on identity data and other information about the members within the COBISS system. This year, a single sign-on system was introduced via the Shibboleth software component and the COBISS AAI Federation.
The COBISS.SI system provides, in addition to online cooperation when cataloguing material and online access to library catalogues, also the use and connection of library databases with various other information systems and services. Firstly, the article describes various uses of databases in other information systems.
The COBISS.MK system and shared cataloguing represent key issues in the field of librarianship for Macedonia. Research reveals that cataloguers are satisfied with the COBISS2/Cataloguing software module and that the quality of bibliographic records depends primarily on cataloguers’ familiarity with cataloguing rules and on their use of manuals.
A new online user interface SICRIS, V3, was developed. Responsive web design concepts and support for mobile devices and touchscreens on the basis of jQuery Mobile framework were taken into account. Public access allows all functionalities of the previous version, and some new functionalities, such as advanced search, were added.
The main aim of a mobile app should be to ensure the largest possible degree of success, efficiency and satisfaction experienced by the users when reaching their goals, i.e. usability. In order to achieve it, the designers and developers of mobile apps must consider standards, recommendations and guidelines, which is the right path towards a high-quality product where the user interface and the contents are united into a homogenous whole. Only a mobile app adapted to its users will encourage them to use it and will satisfy their needs.