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Announcing MozGo, the new Multi-Platform Library Mobile App

Press Release: VTLS, Inc. [June 11, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 VTLS, Inc.

Abstract: Libraries want an affordable and reliable app that will provide the features patrons want without imposing additional work for already overburdened systems staff. Recognizing this need for a consistent, full-featured app that will make lives easier for both patrons and staff, VTLS developed MozGo. The name derives from the Hungarian word for mobile (mozgó). MozGo employs an innovative cloud-based "mobile mediator” to provide a flexible solution that can be used with almost any ILS. VTLS applies the library’s branding to the MozGo app, tailoring it to each library.


Blacksburg, VA- VTLS will be unveiling its new mobile app, MozGo, at the upcoming ALA Conference in Anaheim, CA (Booth 418, June 21-26). Referring to patron survey results in a recent issue of Library Journal, David Rapp said "when it comes to mobile apps, patrons expect a lot—and a library's mobile strategy will have to keep pace." With library budgets strained and staff already struggling to manage, keeping pace presents a challenge. Libraries want an affordable and reliable app that will provide the features patrons want without imposing additional work for already overburdened systems staff. Recognizing this need for a consistent, full-featured app that will make lives easier for both patrons and staff, VTLS developed MozGo. The name derives from the Hungarian word for mobile (mozgó).

MozGo employs an innovative cloud-based "mobile mediator" to provide a flexible solution that can be used with almost any ILS. VTLS applies the library's branding to the MozGo app, tailoring it to each library. The deployment process is simple; the application is distributed to your patrons through the iTunes Store or Android Marketplace under the library's name. Using the Mobile Mediator, MozGo connects directly to the library catalog to provide real-time information. Best of all, once deployed no extra work is needed to support new ILS versions, or even entirely different ILS implementations at your library.

"Six months ago VTLS privately announced a new platform called VTLS Open Skies to its user groups," said Dr. Vinod Chachra, President and CEO of VTLS Inc. "MozGo is a product based on this new open platform. MozGo's initial implementation deals with patron empowerment and search features. Agile development techniques are being used to provide subsequent releases, dealing with more exotic features."

More information about MozGo can be found at www.vtls.com/products/mozgo

About VTLS Inc.

VTLS Inc. www.vtls.com, a leading library automation company in business for over 30 years, provides visionary technology in library solutions to a diverse customer base of more than 900 libraries in over 32 countries. Virtua is our premier ILS solution, Visualizer is our facet-based data discovery tool, Fastrac is our RFID technology, and we also provide cutting edge software and services for Digital Libraries with Digital Imaging and VITAL, our Repository Services solution. VTLS is one of the few ISO 9001:2000 quality certified companies within the library industry.

Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:June 11, 2012
Publisher:VTLS, Inc.
Company: VTLS, Inc.
Products: MozGo
Subject: Product announcements
Permalink: http://librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=16937
Record Number:16937
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-06-11 19:06:09