Oxford University, one of the oldest and largest libraries in the world, has selected the Virtua integrated library system to replace its 1997-installed Geac Advance system. At the point of the initial announcement, a final contract had not yet been signed.
This automation project will involve the installation of Virtua for the 100 libraries at Oxford, including the Bodleian Library. The initial implementation will involve 5.4 million bibliographic records representing 8.7 items. In addition to the standard ILS modules, acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, and serials, VTLS will provide a customized version of its Automated Stack Request module to manage the library’s average 9,000 closed stack requests its users place each week.
This announcement comes on the heels of last year’s big win for VTLS, the selection of Virtua by New York University.