Papyrus Library Administration System



Papyrus is a comprehensive Library system that provides a range of features suitable for simple school libraries to complex public libraries. Using the latest design tools from the Microsoft© development environment, the features of Papyrus include flexibility, an excellent user-friendly interface, a complete set of comprehensive reports, easy report writing, and sophisticated searching.

History of Papyrus

Papyrus was developed for the Johannesburg College of Education in 1995 based on SQL Server technology. This makes the software one of the first library systems to use Microsoft SQL Server. The Software was developed by librarians for librarians. It is fully MARC compliant as meets strict search, cataloguing and loans processing time and quality specifications. Since Then Papyrus is used by hundrerds of libraries both in South Africa and around the world.

The Software Developer

Parity Software is the developer of Papyrus. It was founded in 1982 and is based in Johannesburg. It is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has competencies in Microsoft Development, Microsoft Dynamics-CRM and Microsoft Dynamics-GP. Microsoft awarded Parity Software the developer of the year award and business solutions provider for the years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 in the Europe, Middle East, Africa region. In 2005, Microsoft instituted a new award system covering all its partners in South Africa. Parity Software is the only company to be a finaliast for last three years in the Business Solutions Category for 2006, 2007 and 2008.