For the last 6 years
For free? Really?
Yes, because we started to build this platform 5 years ago for everybody but especially for kids who go to public schools. We wanted to encourage them to go to the school's library and borrow books. And we did it!
In 5 years of using Kitapi, 164,888 unique members borrowed 277,828 different books, which reaches a total of 952,615 times, and this is only in Turkey.
We had only 2,023 members in the first year. Now we have 493,319 members and 92% of these are students.
Yes, we have 1,854,149 book records. We are developing an approach via AI to get unique and valuable records about books.
Only 1,227 books lent in the first year. Now the number is 952,615, almost 1 million. We expect over 400,000 book lending only in 2020.
Kitapi is an online service. Works on a browser in macOS, Linux or Windows. No need to set-up. Just sign-up and start build your library.
It is free from the beginning. There is no limit to main modules like members, books or lending.
Kitapi could use both QR codes and barcodes for the members and items. You can print out both labels from Kitapi.
We provide mobile apps for iOS and Android. You can scan labels via this app or comment on the books that you able to.
We have a separate tablet app for iOS and Android. It is kind of kiosk for Kitapi. Many libraries use it this way. Members could take the books by themselves and give back.
There are many reports like daily, weekly or monthly. We also provide reports about the most read books or members who read most.
Kitapi doesn't have complex librarian screens. All forms are simple and targeted to the goal. In fact, only the students are authorized in some school libraries. They can use it easily as well.
We provide a blog for every registered library. You can share your events via this blog. Members can share posts or comments about the books that they read.
Turkish Teacher at Sariköy Middle School, Balikesir
Kitapi.net is a software that I use very much in my school. New generation students who were born in the age of technology enjoy borrowing books via barcodes in seconds. The Kitapi Report, which they received at the end of the period, increased their reading motivation. The data such as which books they read, how many pages they read monthly made the child's reading habits traceable for families. My students enter the site with their own usernames, write comments on the books they read; this significantly increasing book interaction. Providing access from anywhere with the internet without any program is another convenience.
Yenişehir TOKİ Orhangazi Middle School, Bursa
Thanks to Kitapi, the operations in the Z library of our school became easier. After registering our students and books collectively and printing barcodes, we started to record our transactions in the library. Our students can see the history of the books they receive through the system and criticize the books as blog posts. In addition, by reflecting the statistics on the blackboard in the library, we add our students to the race of reading and learning. Thanks to the Kitapi Report, which we have received at the end of the semester, our parents see the situation of the students, the class and the school.
Yenisehir Koç Middleschool, Bursa
Turkish Teacher, Library Manager
Since our library is dense, we had a hard time keeping records and preventing confusion. While looking for a solution to this issue, we met Kitapi. It was perfect that Kitapi was on the internet and, had an easy system that everyone could understand. As a teacher, I can instantly access and print out a lot of information from any computer such as book lists, student lists, the most read book, and the most readers, whenever I want. Moreover, Kitapi has increased the borrowing book habits of the students who live in a digital age. They can easily exchange and read books only by scanning barcodes. And they can share their comments about the books. We loved "Kitapi", we recommend it to everyone.