easySuite is based on the Open Source system DDB CMS, with several additional features and operated by Inlead – all in a formilized relationship with the customers.
Inlead works closely with DBC and DDB in relation to the product.
By participating in the easySuite collaboration your library can take a shortcut to a complete Open Source based library solution without spending unnecessary resources.
With easySuite it is possible to produce editorial content (articles, etc.) and publish the content on four different platforms in one process. This is about:
• Big- or touchscreen
• Mobile devices
easySuite is a collaboration that, beyond pooling financing and developing digital services, focuses on key elements such as sharing of editorial production, innovation, continuous information and educating the library staff.
easySuite is based on a formalized cooperation between the participating libraries and Inlead.
easySuite is a part of the DDB cooperation. Through this cooperation the participants are able to create solutions far more advanced than a simple library could achieve individually.
Inlead’s concept takes into account the differences in library sizes and designs. It is possible to participate as a development partner with high ambitions and individual resources, alternatively, your library can choose a passive role, within which the library benefits form the other parties’ contributions.
From this point on, customers can use easySuite as the only point of contact.
The library will be regularly informed about new initiatives in Drupal/DDB CMS platforms and other products with relevance to the library and receive digital information flows in the sector from domestic and foreign development.
We invite libraries to enter into a formal partnership in which each library has influence on the cooperation in the annual General Assembly. Here, there will also be elected a board and a representation constituting the general management of the cooperation.
The cooperation’s primary objective is to ensure that the libraries generates maximum value for their investments and simultaneously assures that the collaboration provides maximum benefits for each respective library, by cooperating on:
• Content production
• Digital development
The starting point for the cooperation is that all libraries use the same software. This entails Drupal based CMS systems such as DDB CMS.
Similar bigcreen- and mobile management systems on the system level is convenient, however, it is not a requirement to participate in the easySuite cooperation.
At the technical level, collaboration on e.g. the editorial content production, distribution and editorial activities would simplify the cooperation.
As a result of the rapid changes in the digital sector, cooperation is an important element to assure education and knowledge sharing.