VTLS chosen by Greater Cincinnati Library Consortium
Press Release: June 21, 1999
Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A. _ The Greater Cincinnati Library Consortium (GCLC) of Ohio has chosen VTLS from among 40 competitors to
digitize a collection of materials that illustrate the history of Cincinnati and its environs.
Included in the project are items relating to pre-1940 landmarks and events of local interest made up of over 6,000 photographs, postcards and
slides from several area libraries and museum collections. There are seven institutions contributing source material: The Cincinnati Art Museum, Miami University, the Public Library of Cincinnati &
Hamilton Co., Wilmington College, Cincinnati Museum Center and Kenton County Public Library.
The project is already underway and completion is expected by July. Once the scanning of the images is completed by VTLS, GCLC staff will
provide the textual data for the Dublin Core Metadata tags which will be entered using a custom designed, web-based data entry system written by VTLS. The descriptive information will be mapped to a MARC
format and stored in GCLC's database.
The images and their respective records will then be indexed, and subsequently will be accessible over the internet via a query to the VTLS Web Gateway that will point to the collection.
The Greater Cincinnati Library Consortium is a cooperative of area libraries which organized to promote library services among and through member
institutions. GCLC consists of 46 academic, public, school and special libraries with more than 10.6 million books and over 50,000 periodicals.
VTLS Inc. is an international software company with corporate offices in Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A., and subsidiaries and offices in India,
Finland, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and Brazil. VTLS also has registered representation through authorized partners in 12 countries.
The company specializes in library automation and information management and provides an integrated solution to all aspects of library and archival operations for more than 900 customers in 35 countries.
VTLS Welcomes the Addition of Five Unique Libraries
For Immediate Release: June 21, 1999
The Kentucky Christian College
purchased Virtua with an eight-user license. Kentucky Christian College is a prestigious private college founded in 1919.
It was included in the "Best Colleges" category by U.S. News and World Report magazine for the fourth consecutive year. They are currently using Virtua subsystems Z39.50 OPAC and Web Gateway, Cataloging
and Authority Control, Statistics and Reports, Circulation, Inventory Control and Status Monitoring, Serials Control and Ad Hoc Reporting.
Winterthur Museum of Art is in production with a 32-user system including Virtua's OPAC, Cataloging and Authority Control. The Virtua Web Gateway will be used to make the impressive collection, including rare books, manuscripts, and the Decorative Arts Photographic Collection, available over the internet. The museum will also be implementing the Virtua Circulation, Serials Control and Ad Hoc Reporting modules.
State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) has agreed to automate its libraries with VTLS software. UERJ, which houses 111,000 volumes and boasts a circulation of 8,000, has contracted the basic VTLS software package for 128 concurrent users. The basic system consists of EasyPAC (a Windows(-based interface to the online public access catalog), EasyCAT (a Windows(-based interface to the cataloging subsystem), Authority Control, Serials Control, Inventory Control, Predefined Reports, Statistics and Status monitoring. In addition, UERJ is installing the optional Z39.50 client and the VTLS Web Gateway for Internet access to the VTLS online public access catalog via a Web browser.
The popularity of VTLS software among libraries requiring Hebrew support continues to increase with the addition of Hebrew Union College (HUC), which will be installing a 64-user license
VTLS system. The HUC libraries contain nearly 650,000 volumes and are ranked among the world's largest repositories of Judaic and Hebraic items.
HUC's system will include: OPAC, Cataloging, Authority Control, Circulation, Serials Control, Reserve Room, the Web Gateway, Statistics and Status Monitoring. The Cincinnati campus will house the server that holds the shared system and database for all three U.S. campuses.
To automate the process of rescuing valuable Jewish cultural resources, the National Yiddish Book Center (NYBC) purchased and installed an eight-user system including VTLS' OPAC, Cataloging, Authority Control, Statistics and Reporting, VTLS EasyCAT, VTLS EasyPAC and the Web Gateway. The NYBC is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving unwanted and discarded Yiddish books and sharing the treasures that they contain. With 1.4 million items, and an average of 1,000 new books arriving weekly, the NYBC is now the largest and fastest-growing Jewish cultural organization in America.