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September 17, 2013
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.
August 29, 2013
KCPL launches VTLS-developed Civil War website . VTLS, Inc.
Kansas City Public Library’s Civil War on the Western Border website launched last week and features a new Drupal website with a unique relationship visualization tool, both developed by VTLS. The website provides access to thousands of pages of scanned documents from more than 25 contributing institutions relating to hostilities on the Missouri-Kansas border both before and during the Civil War. In addition to these materials, the website will include articles written by Civil War scholars, shorter encyclopedia articles, a map, timeline and digital gallery. The dynamic relationship viewer helps connect all of these digitized documents in a visual way, with the goal to enhance interest and help the learning process. The digital artifacts are stored in KCPL’s VITAL Digital Asset Management System.
July 31, 2013
VTLS announce that over 100 customers have now selected Chamo Discovery, an advanced Social OPAC and unified Discovery tool integrated into a single solution. VTLS attributes the growing success of Chamo to its continually expanding capabilities, its high performance and enhanced user features. Chamo provides unified access to the library’s print and digital resources (including licensed resources) with sophisticated search capabilities, eBook circulation and interactive features that encourage social participation. Unlike other offerings Chamo Discovery is built into the library’s OPAC web interface allowing patrons reach beyond the library’s collection to access electronic resources across the web, including free and subscription content. The “OPAC-centric” design helps keep the focus on the library instead of the database provider.
July 9, 2013
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.
June 25, 2013
The second phase of the Next Generation ILS implementation at Hong Kong Public Libraries was formally concluded in June, 2013 and was marked by a gathering that included high-level executives, key members of the project team and representatives of the Hong Kong government. Phase II of the project included implementation of a separate Virtua database with development of additional features to automate the processes of the Hong Kong Books Registration Office, a legal depository for each book first printed, produced or published in Hong Kong. It also introduced 111 new Virtua ILS features created to meet specialized workflows and local requirements, as well as implementation of ILL and ERM solutions in cooperation with other suppliers.
June 19, 2013
Newcastle University of Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) has selected the Virtua Integrated Library System and Chamo Social OPAC by VTLS Inc. for management of its medical library.NUMed selected Virtua through a competitive bidding process. It was determined that VTLS was the system that would best meet their needs.
June 10, 2013
VTLS was the recipient of first ever "Technology Hall of Fame" award in recognition of the lasting impact the company has had on the region by embodying the spirit of integrity and innovation that can serve as an inspiration to other companies and entrepreneurs.
June 7, 2013
Vinod Chachra, President & CEO of VTLS Inc., has been featured in Virginia Tech’s Research Magazine in the first of a series of profiles of the six inaugural inductees into the Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Appearing in the Spring 2013 issue, the profile outlines his career path as from a Virginia Tech faculty to Vice President of Computing and Information Systems and finally to the successful startup of VTLS as a global provider of library software solutions. The article also highlights Vinod Chachra’s guiding principles for personal success.
April 24, 2013
VTLS announced that the Islamic Library of Brunei Darussalam has selected Virtua ILS and Chamo as the main components of its Islamic Digital Library System (IDLS). The IDLS project will include data conversion, cataloging, digitization and portal development. The implementation of Virtua and Chamo will improve the services provided by the existing tools in use at the library.
April 12, 2013
VTLS Inc. announces that Methodist College Kuala Lumpur has become the first customer subscriber to the Virtua Cloud in Malaysia. The three-year subscription package includes the Virtua ILS and Chamo Social OPAC hosted on a locally managed cloud, with all system management services provided by the VTLS office in Malaysia. MCKL’s Tan Sri Runme Shaw Library has a collection of more than 11,000 books, CDs, DVDs and periodicals.
March 22, 2013
VTLS announced that the Russian International Olympic University has become their newest customer, completing the installation of Virtua in December 2012. This local implementation was completed in cooperation with the VP Group, a local systems integrator and official VTLS distributor in Russia. RIOU is a new university with campuses in Moscow and in Sochi, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The library, which is currently under construction, will feature a significant collection of literature on the history and development of the Olympic movement and related sports management.
March 14, 2013
MozGo goes live at Richmond Public Library. VTLS, Inc.
Richmond Public Library in British Columbia has released their new MozGo Mobile App, becoming the first library to distribute MozGo to their patrons. Richmond was among the first three customers to contract for MozGo immediately following the initial product announcement. The app has been customized and fully “branded” with the library’s colors and logo. The app provides searching, lets patrons place holds and view their accounts, and provides library information for each branch. Richmond Public Library, established in 1976, serves a population of about 200,000 and circulates 4.5 million items per year. The library uses Virtua as its ILS and has been a VTLS customer since 2005.
February 25, 2013
VTLS announced its selection as the new Integrated Library System provider for the Hamilton Public Library in Ontario, Canada. Hamilton Public Library sought a partner with proven experience in large, multi-branch library systems who demonstrated a solid understanding of public library needs.
January 25, 2013
VTLS followed up the successful implementation of Virtua at the Hong Kong Public Libraries with an eventful year focused on strategic development and continuing sales success. Among the key software developments in 2012 were the MozGo Mobile App, designed to work with any ILS, and the addition of floating collections management to Virtua, featuring advanced automatic load-balancing capabilities. VTLS also signed contracts for 12 Virtua ILS systems, 26 Chamo and Chamo Discovery, 2 Fastrac RFID systems and 3 MozGo Mobile App implementations. In addition, VTLS continued to expand its expertise in providing Drupal-based solutions with 4 new contracts for Vorpal (VTLS Drupal solutions). In addition, the past year brought the introduction of the VTLS Open Skies Library Services Platform.
Arab World Institute in Paris chooses VTLS. VTLS, Inc.
VTLS announced that the Arab World Institute in Paris has selected Virtua SaaS and Chamo Discovery for the automation of their libraries. The IMA, located in a distinguished building in the heart of Paris, serves as a museum, library and a research institute. The new system will manage the various components of the Institute including the main library, Médiathèque Jeunesse (Youth Media Library) and museum as well as the Picture Library and Audiovisual Collections. The entire system will be implemented at the VTLS hosting facility and managed by VTLS, freeing the library from day-to-day system tasks. Actual implementation commenced on the 1st of January 2013 with completion and go-live set to take place in two stages in June and September.
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