Blacksburg, VA. – The Information and Documentation Center of the Cultural Studies and Resource Centre (CERC) has become the latest Virtua SaaS customer. Virtua SaaS and the Chamo Social OPAC will be implemented, with the system hosted and managed by VTLS Europe. In the initial phase of the project VTLS will convert and update the library records from CATMARC to MARC21 and load them into the Virtua database.
The CERC is one of several specialized institutions in Barcelona to take advantage of the convenience and ease of implementation of software as a service with Virtua SaaS. "The Centre d'Informació i Documentació is pleased to implement Virtua as its integrated library system. We hope that this new collaboration brings along great results for both institutions," said Roser Mendoza, head of Unit of the Information and Documentation Center.
"VTLS is delighted to be associated with this important library serving the needs of intellectuals and researchers in the field of culture. We look forward to many years of providing support to the staff and members of this special community," said Jack Bazuzi, Managing Director of VTLS Europe.
"CERC is joining the growing community of libraries, museums and documentation centers that are selecting SaaS as the preferred option for their local automation needs," said Vinod Chachra President of VTLS Inc. "This trend towards SaaS is bringing substantial savings to the institutions while maintaining a high quality of service, increased reliability and ease of use for staff and users alike."
The Centre d'Estudis i Recursos Culturals (CERC) was created in 1986 to support collaboration among the municipalities of the province of Barcelona with regard to training, information and assessment of cultural management and policies. The library serves researchers, the general public, private institutions and professionals in the area of cultural resources. The Library is located in the heart of Barcelona, in a group of buildings originally built in 1749 during the reign of the Spanish King Charles IV.
About VTLS Inc.
VTLS Inc. www.vtls.com, a leading library software solutions company in business for over 30 years, provides visionary technology in library solutions to a diverse customer base of more than 1800 libraries in over 32 countries. Virtua is the premier ILS solution, Chamo is the Web 2.0 based social OPAC, Chivas is the facet-based discovery tool, and Fastrac is RFID technology for libraries. VTLS also provides cutting edge software and services for Digital Libraries. VITAL, based on Fedora, is an institutional repository with a complete Digital Asset Management solution. VITAL Media is a cloud based multi-channel streaming solution for education, training and learning. VTLS is one of the few ISO 9001:2008 quality certified companies in the library industry.