Mitinet Wins 5th Platinum Modern Library Award

Mitinet Library Services Receives 5th Platinum Modern Library Award

Janesville, WI – January 11, 2024 – Mitinet Library Services, a leader in metadata management, is pleased to announce it has received their fifth platinum award in LibraryWorks’ ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score. Each judge scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc.

“We set out to create the best library metadata system available, so to receive this honor again further validates our customers’ belief in and the value they find in BestMARC. Yet we find too many people have not had the chance to enjoy the BestMARC experience. We are announcing that we are giving away a full year of BestMARC Standard to new users. Yes, BestMARC Standard FREE for a full year. Simply visit to sign up.” – Bart Fitzgerald, CEO

For over 30 years, Mitinet has been working with libraries and catalogers worldwide, to help solve MARC record, cataloging, and metadata issues.  Our tools and services allow them to maintain high quality standards and assist with even the most diverse cataloging needs of today.

BestMARC, Mitinet’s cloud-based metadata management system, is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that helps librarians and catalogers strive for overall excellence in their library. BestMARC was released in 2014 and makes processing and maintaining MARC records fast, easy and convenient. With its sharing capabilities you’re able to create and save cataloging processes for editing and enhancing MARC records and share those with your team for consistency.

In addition to these features, BestMARC also includes:

  • Record source and MARC editor
  • Record enhancements (award notes, reading programs, subject headings)
  • Batch editing (global editing, regular expressions, workflows)
  • RDA update and standardizations

Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager said, “It’s hardly a surprise that Mitinet Library Services scored so well. They’ve been at the forefront of the industry since their company entered the market in 1989.”

For more information about BestMARC or any of Mitinet’s services, please visit or call 1-800-824-6272.

About Mitinet Library Services
Our deep expertise and specialization in metadata management makes us your best partner in connecting knowledge seekers to the right resources by bringing ease, accuracy and speed to discoverability. With Mitinet on your side, library staff and learners alike are empowered to get the most value out of a library’s collection.

About LibraryWorks
LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.

About the Modern Library Awards program
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.