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VTLS adds simplified OverDrive e-book borrowing to Chamo Discovery and MozGo Mobile App

Press Release: [September 17, 2013]

Copyright (c) 2013 VTLS, Inc.

Abstract: VTLS has introduced simplified e-book borrowing for patrons through both Chamo Discovery, a facet-based social OPAC and data discovery tool, and the MozGo Mobile App. The streamlined workflows will use OverDrive APIs to allow users to search for available e-books, check them out and download them to their mobile devices directly through the Chamo Discovery or MozGo Mobile App interfaces.


Blacksburg, VA VTLS has introduced simplified e-book borrowing for patrons through both Chamo Discovery, a facet-based social OPAC and data discovery tool, and the MozGo Mobile App. The streamlined workflows will use OverDrive APIs to allow users to search for available e-books, check them out and download them to their mobile devices directly through the Chamo Discovery or MozGo Mobile App interfaces.

Claudia Weissman, OverDrive's Director of International Sales, noted that "We are always striving to enhance the user experience by making it easier for users to find and check out e-books. With the seamless and intuitive interfaces to our e-book lending services that VTLS has developed, their users will find it easier than ever to get the e-books they want. We're pleased to be adding VTLS to our list of partners."

"E-book circulation is one of the fastest growing sectors of library services today, and libraries are looking for ways to make e-book circulation seamless for their patrons," noted Vinod Chachra, President and CEO of VTLS. "As a part of our Open Skies initiative, VTLS is incorporating e-content access and management into every aspect of our library solutions, the latest being the interface to OverDrive. Over the coming months we will be introducing more capabilities to enhance patron access to other e-content sources through Chamo and MozGo."

Chamo Discovery is an advanced social OPAC and discovery interface that allows searching within the Virtua ILS as well as external data sources. The MozGo Mobile App, designed to work with most major library systems, lets patrons search, request and renew items.

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 1,935 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:September 17, 2013
Publisher:VTLS, Inc.
Company: VTLS, Inc.
Products: Chamo Discovery
MozGo
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:18330
Last Update:2013-09-17 15:00:47
Date Created:2013-09-17 15:00:30