Blacksburg, VA - VTLS is proud to announce that the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) 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.
The initial phase of the project involved the implementation of staff functions to allow the development of the library catalog while construction of the library is completed. Subsequent phases will include implementation of public access through Chamo Discovery. Jack Bazuzi, Managing Director of VTLS Europe, noted that "The library of the Russian International Olympic University, founded with international cooperation, will have a global audience and we are pleased to be associated with this unique institution."
RIOU chose Virtua because of its strong support of international standards, multilingualism and support for advanced workflows. "Virtua will reduce the time that university faculty and staff must spend in the catalog," commented library director Elena Tsyganova. "The library plans to expand its capabilities further by introducing additional VTLS modules in the future."
The Russian International Olympic University (www.olympicuniversity.ru) was founded on October 21, 2009 by the Russian Government and in cooperation with the International Olympic committee, the Organizing Committee Sochi 2014, and the Russian Olympic Committee. The University Board of Trustees is headed by the President of the Russian Federation and consists of several international dignitaries including Prince Albert of Monaco and Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister. RIOU is actively oriented to the training of highly qualified specialists in the field of sports management for Russian and global sports industry and the Olympic and Paralympic movement.
About VP Group
VP GROUP (www.vpgroup.ru) is a systems integrator and official VTLS distributor in Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia and Kazakhstan. Since 2004 VP GROUP offers state of the art information technologies in the education sector. VP GROUP offers special tools for maintenance of activity of innovative educational institution: library automation, management of educational processes, e-learning, management of research activity, planning of educational schedules, personnel management.
About VTLS Inc.
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 40 countries. VTLS provides development and support for Virtua, the premier ILS solution; Visualizer, a facet-based data discovery tool; Fastrac RFID