VTLS Inc. is proud to announce that Palau de la Música Catalana selected the Virtua ILS to automate the Orfeó Català Library and Archives, going live with Virtua and Chamo in early 2011. The implementation was completed immediately after the server was received at the library. Currently, only the library material is being catalogued; archival material will follow once the greater part of the library has been cataloged in Virtua.
The Palau de la Música Catalana, one of the world's most prestigious and attractive concert halls, is an important destination in the cultural and social life of the city of Barcelona. The Palau's Library and Archives of Orfeó Català, founded by a private association in 1891, is one of the most important Spanish musical libraries. The library houses musical publications and manuscripts that hold exceptional significance for Catalunya as well as European music history. Highlights of the collection include unique musical sources from the Medieval Age to the 20th century, including autographed manuscripts by Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados. Religious music of the Renaissance and the 18th century along with guitar works by Sor and José Ferrer add diversity and significance to this unique musical archive.
"The implementation of Virtua and Chamo in the Palau de la Música Catalana represents an important turn in the modernization of our library and archives. Within a reasonable budget VTLS brings us the possibility of having our first standards-based catalog, which allows us to easily exchange bibliographic items from the Union Catalog of Catalonia (CCUC) with many international libraries. Chamo, the social OPAC will be in open to the public starting very soon", said Montserrat Bergadà, Library Director.
"VTLS is very pleased to be selected by the Palau de la Música Catalana for the purpose of organizing and exposing its library and audiovisual material. We, at VTLS, feel truly honored to be associated with one of the world's most distinguished centers of performing arts", said Jack Bazuzi, Managing Director of VTLS Europe, S.L.
About VTLS Inc.
VTLS Inc. www.vtls.com, a leading library software solutions company in business for over 25 years, provides visionary technology in library solutions to a diverse customer base of more than 900 libraries in over 32 countries. Virtua is our premier ILS solution, Chamo is our Web 2.0 ready social OPAC, Chivas is our facet-based discovery tool, Fastrac is our RFID technology, and we also provide cutting edge software and services for digital Libraries with digital Imaging and VITAL, our digital asset management solution. VTLS is one of the few ISO 9001:2008 quality certified companies in the library industry.