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VITAL Selected by Smyth-Bland Regional Library to Manage Digital Collections

Press Release: [July 9, 2013]

Copyright (c) 2013 VTLS, Inc.

Abstract: Smyth-Bland Regional Library has selected the VITAL Digital Asset Management System to manage their library’s digital content. The library will be using VITAL to store their growing collection of digitized historic local newspapers and photographs and to make these materials accessible to the public. Through their website, they will invite the public to help identify events, buildings and people who appear in the photos. With the implementation of VITAL, SBRL becomes the first VTLS customer to have implemented the full range of VTLS products, including the Virtua ILS, Chamo Discovery, MozGo Mobile App, Fastrac RFID and a complete VTLS-developed Drupal website with fully integrated OPAC.


Blacksburg, VA - Smyth-Bland Regional Library has selected the VITAL Digital Asset Management System to manage their library's digital content. The library will be using VITAL to store their growing collection of digitized historic local newspapers and photographs and to make these materials accessible to the public. Through their website, they will invite the public to help identify events, buildings and people who appear in the photos. With the implementation of VITAL, SBRL becomes the first VTLS customer to have implemented the full range of VTLS products, including the Virtua ILS, Chamo Discovery, MozGo Mobile App, Fastrac RFID and a complete VTLS-developed Drupal website with fully integrated OPAC.

"Smyth-Bland Regional Library is excited to use Vital to preserve and make accessible our local history materials to our patrons as well as researchers around the world," observed SBRL Library Director Pat Hatfield.

Smyth-Bland Regional Library, serving Smyth and Bland Counties in southwest Virginia, has been a VTLS customer since 2004 when they installed the Virtua ILS and Fastrac RFID. SBRL implemented Chamo

Discovery for their web OPAC in 2010 and was the first customer to purchase the MozGo Mobile App in 2012. The library also chose to implement a VTLS-developed Drupal website with OPAC integration in 2012. "We have always enjoyed working with Smyth-Bland," noted Cece Yourshaw, Vice President of VTLS. "They are focused on using the latest technology to provide the best possible services for their patrons, and we are pleased to have helped them every step of the way."

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 1935 libraries in over 40 countries. VTLS provides development and support for Virtua, the premier ILS solution; Chamo Discovery, a facet-based social OPAC and data discovery tool; VITAL, our Digital Asset Management solution; Vorpal Solutions, Drupal development and support services; MozGo, our mobile app; and Fastrac RFID solutions for libraries. VTLS is one of the few ISO 9001:2008 quality certified companies within the library industry.

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Publication Year:2013
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:July 9, 2013
Publisher:VTLS, Inc.
Company: VTLS, Inc.
Products: VITAL
Libraries: Smyth-Bland Regional Library
Record Number:18169
Last Update:2013-07-09 15:59:53
Date Created:2013-07-09 15:59:40