Smart Libraries Newsletter
Another Major Win for VTLS
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|Summary||VTLS has learned that it has been selected as the new ILS provider for the Hong Kong Public Library.|
VTLS has learned that it has been selected as the new ILS provider for the Hong Kong Public Library. Following a rigorous multi-year procurement process, the library selected Virtua as the ILS to replace its current Dynix Classic system, which has been in place since 1999. The Hong Kong Public Library includes 66 library branches and 10 mobile libraries,
with a collection of over 12.7 million items, spanning materials in Chinese, English, and
many other languages. Annual circulation transactions in 2007 were over 61 million.
The contract for the Hong Kong Public Library handles follows the company’s successful implementation of Virtua at the Queens Borough Public Library, the busiest in the United States with annual circulation of around 23 million. Queens selected Virtua as its new ILS in July 2008, marking a new focus for VTLS in the large municipal library arena. The project to supply automation to Hong Kong Public Library will involve multiple vendors, and includes
RFID and other components. VTLS will provide the ILS and RFID software.