Mackin Announces Launch of Their New LMS, MackinVision, in Partnership with Softlink America

Mackin Enters Exclusive North American Partnership with Softlink America, Creating MackinVision, their State-of-the-Art, Proprietary Library Management System, Available to Schools Across the Nation.

BURNSVILLE, MN, April 15, 2024 Mackin, a leading provider of PreK-12 print and digital, fiction and nonfiction titles, and high-quality educational curriculum materials, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Softlink America to create MackinVision, their new library management system, already being seen as the future of whole-school resource management.


Since its inception, Softlink, the developer of Oliver, a powerful online library management system, has been guided by one simple mission: to help school libraries create “future-proof” schools through their secure, leading-edge library management system, tailored to the growing needs of students and educators.

This forward-thinking philosophy harmonizes perfectly with Mackin’s objective, validating why they partnered with Softlink to create MackinVision. This highly intuitive library management system was thoughtfully designed with a student-centric, easy-to-navigate interface, giving students and educators an effortless and robust platform to work within.

“Partnering with an industry leader like Softlink was an easy decision based on their success designing an elegant and engaging product that is easy for any school library and district to use,” said Randal Heise, owner of Mackin. “Now, more than ever, educators need an LMS that can be incorporated into every school and classroom to provide easy access to all of a school’s print and digital resources.”

For younger students, or those looking for a platform that meets them at their skill level, there is MackinVision STAR, offering a fresh and inviting interface for students to learn and grow their abilities.

MackinVision is also designed with LearnPath, a unique and integral feature of the software that combines library and digital resources into curriculum specific learning guides to enhance the library experience and empower students on their academic journey.

Innovation and attention to the needs of today’s students are the cornerstone of Mackin’s success, and the incorporation of MackinVision further solidifies why Mackin is widely considered the gold-standard of the industry.

About Mackin

For over 40 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known the world over for exemplary service and a stringent attention to detail, Mackin has access to content from more than 18,000 publishers and a collection of over 4.2 million printed and digital titles. MackinVIA, the free, state-of-the-art content management system, offers millions of digital titles including eBooks, audiobooks, read-alongs, databases, and videos. This highly sought-after platform has been awarded 24 distinctive national awards. Today, MackinVIA can be found in thousands of schools and can be accessed by more than 9 million students around the world. In close partnership with the educational community, Mackin Classroom offers a variety of customization options and unique curriculum solutions for educators to address their specific and evolving needs. Additional offerings that align with the educational mission of the company include MackinMaker, a highly regarded makerspace division that provides one of the largest selections of maker-related products for all grade levels.

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