Delve into our background: Browse through a selection of our projects based on our skills and see some of the innovative software, applications and web services we have created for and with our clients. We develop for many platforms and work with Windows, UNIX, Linux and OS X servers.
The Netherlands Public Library Association promotes the interests of its members, including management of its flagship Literatuurplein web site (Literatuurplen.nl). At the start of the project BSL completely rewrote the software and improved the underlying database using high-performance search technology. We added new features to make the site even more user-friendly. Our journey didn’t end there – we have since added many different content types, creating a unique title database, and a custom CMS designed specifically for the Public Libraries editorial team. The site now provides web services and title information to many libraries throughout the Netherlands.
Rotunda Touchscreen Brochure
Rotunda – a Digital Showcase
In 2009, BSL was asked to create a so-called ‘Digital Showcase’ – Rotunda. The goals: promote sales in bookshops, and encourage lending in libraries. How? By presenting books, CDs, and other media in an attractive and innovative way, using touchscreens. Using these screens, library and bookstore visitors can browse through virtual bookshelves – simply using hand gestures. Rotunda was born. (more…)
CRV Multimedia DB Brochure
CRV Multimedia DB
CRV maintains a comprehensive database of herd records including many photos. The Bright Side of Life (BSL) was therefore asked to develop the Digital Photo Archive (DPA), an image database. Based on BSL’s standard Asset Management software (FRS), the DPA is now a multimedia DB (MMB), a unique database containing thousands of dairy and breeding stock images, as well as hundreds of videos…
Dutch Libraries Service
A BSL-developed prototype for the next generation of the mijnBibliotheek.nl website aims to bring the existing site in line with ‘Web 2.0’ standards, and to enable users/ local libraries to create an optimal library experience. A widget showing the location of libraries and their opening times within a Google Maps page was one of the initial developments. We went on to develop more than 40 different widgets for integration within local library sites. (more…)
Stichting Lezen Leesplan Brochure
Stichting Lezen – Leesplan
BSL developed the Leesplan.nl website at the request of Stichting Lezen. A leading Dutch Institute for teaching reading skills. The goal of the site? To systematically promote literacy and reading in schools and childcare organizations. Guided by the site, users can effortlessly create and maintain individual reading plans. These plans are created using pre-defined teaching blocks and exercises drawn from the national Project Bank. This is a library of components, also developed by BSL.