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Colric is pleased to be working with the following sponsors

Browns Books for Students
We are a long established and respected supplier of books and eBooks to schools and further education colleges. At Browns Books for Students we are proud of our reputation for providing a quality service and competitive pricing.

Our unique educational website is host to every UK book in print and contains a database of over 8 million titles. Our stock holding is over 800,000 titles. We can take orders online, by post, fax or email. Real time stock level availability, discounted pricing displayed and reporting on all orders. All orders for in-stock items placed before 2pm and over £50 will receive free next day delivery.

Browns Books for Students has also become the leading provider of eBooks for schools and colleges through our platform, with over 630,000 titles currently available.

Browns Books for Students website

IS Oxford
Heritage Cirqa, IS Oxford’s Library Management System, is used by over 50% of UK FE Colleges and the product of over 30 years of careful development and consultation with librarians.

We are an employee-owned, British company made up of highly knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Heritage Online is sophisticated and customisable whilst also being user-friendly and engaging. 

We offer a fully-managed hosting service or our system can be installed and maintained locally by your own IT team. Upgrades are free of charge and our support reputation is second to none. All our operations are exclusively UK-based and we trade on a sound financial footing, therefore a decision to purchase Heritage Cirqa is a safe one for the future.

IS Oxford website

EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of content and technology for all libraries.

Our portfolio includes EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) which is used by 6000 Libraries around the world, EBSCOhost®, the world's premier online research service including full-text databases and EBSCO e-books with over 800,000 titles offered. More recent additions to our product family include Flipster, our new eMagazines service.

EBSCO website

PTFS Europe
PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products for the library market.

These include the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for list management, RT:request tracker for enquiry management, Rebus:tutorial to support information literacy, the VuFind discovery portal, the CUFTS electronic resource management system, the Explorit federated search solution and the Knowvation enterprise content management system.

An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host and support these products.

PTFS Europe website

ITS (Info Technology Supply Ltd)
ITS (Info Technology Supply Ltd) is a leading software development company who have been supplying quality, reliable software solutions for over twenty five years. We have many longstanding customers within UK higher education who especially find our Computer Booking (MyPC) and Resource Booking (R&R) solutions save them time and money.

We specialise in access management, booking systems, cost recovery, desktop management utilities, e-resource management and track and control solutions.

ITS website

ProQuest is a global provider of digital content and technologies for academic, government, corporate, school and public libraries. We curate content, simplify workflows and connect people and organizations throughout the information community.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students, and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ExLibris®, ebrary®, EBL™, Alexander Street® and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the RefWorks® citation and document management platform, Ebook Central™ and MyiLibrary® ebook platforms and the Pivot® research development tool.

ProQuest website


OpenAthens helps libraries to provide access to their online resources through a single username and password. It enables organisations to:

  • manage identities and access of students, employees, researchers and partner organisations to internal applications, electronic resource subscriptions and other services;
  • provide onsite and remote access to digital content and applications;
  • prove the value of subscriptions and assess spend on online content.

Used by over 4 million people worldwide it’s ideal for academic and research libraries

OpenAthens Website | OpenAthens Twitter


SirsiDynix is the global leader in library automation software with customers around the world serving 300 million library users worldwide. Working in partnership with FE and HE libraries, SirsiDynix helps academic communities thrive by connecting people with information resources that educate and inspire.

Our BLUEcloud library service platform delivers the Best Library User Experience through attractive mobile and web interfaces, coupled with open, feature-rich library management system functionality.

SirsiDynix website


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Updated Friday 15 Jun 2018