Blacksburg, VA- VTLS Inc. is pleased to announce 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.
In the words of Paul Takala, Chief Librarian/CEO at Hamilton Public Library, "Innovation is one of the Hamilton Public Library's core values and we have extensive experience using technology to enhance service and improve operations. We are thrilled to be working with VTLS. Working together with VTLS we will keep HPL moving forward."
The success of previous Virtua implementations at populous libraries with extensive collections and multiple branches, such as Queens Library and Hong Kong Public Library, demonstrate that VTLS has the proven skills and ability necessary for completing large scale installation projects. Additionally, the robust implementation of floating collections in Virtua was a major factor in Hamilton's decision making.
"I am very happy to welcome Hamilton Public Library to our family of customers. Hamilton is known as an influential library and certainly is very forward thinking in the services they wish to provide their patron community. It is a great fit for the direction we too wish to take our products and we're looking forward to partnering with them on the journey " says Cecilia M. Yourshaw, VP of Operations at VTLS Inc.
About Hamilton Public Library
Hamilton Public Library (HPL) provides services to 519,000 residents in both urban and rural settings covering over 1,117 square kilometers. The library serves patrons at 23 branches and 39 bookmobile stops, and circulates over 7 million materials annually. Hamilton's Mission Statement is "Freedom to Discover." For more information, visit: http://www.hpl.ca/.
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 1900 libraries in over 43 countries. VTLS provides development and support for Virtua, the premier ILS solution; Fastrac RFID technology; VITAL, our Digital Content Management solution; Vorpal Solutions, Drupal development and support services; and our mobile app, MozGo. VTLS is one of the few ISO 9001:2008 quality certified companies within the library industry.