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Blinn College Migrates to Virtua ILS

Press Release: VTLS, Inc. [April 23, 2003]

Blacksburg, Va. – Blinn College in Brenham, Texas recently chose to migrate to Virtua ILS. The college's three campus libraries, located in Brenham, Bryan and Schulenburg, Texas, will be going live with Virtua this summer. Blinn has been a VTLS Classic customer since 1984.

"We believe Virtua's features along with the Chameleon iPortal's improved searching and displays will increase the quality of learning we offer to our students on multiple campuses as well as off-campus," said Linda Flynn, Director of Blinn College's library. "We have had a close working relationship with VTLS through all the years and we look forward to working with VTLS in the future."

Addressing the needs of over 13,000 students, the college's library was attracted by Virtua's loan capability that easily enables staff and patrons to request and share materials from all three campuses. Blinn College libraries has approximately 150,000 bibliographic records and serve over 14,500 patrons.

Blinn College was founded in 1883 and is the oldest county-owned junior college in Texas. The College is entering its 119th year providing education services in south central Texas and currently ranks 10th in size among the 50 public two-year college districts in the state.

"We're extremely pleased with the decision of Blinn College moving to Virtua," said Carl Grant, President and COO of VTLS. "It is a vote of confidence in the product as well as the future of the company. We believe our visionary technology, breadth of products and services, coupled with a commitment to work closely with our customers is key."

About VTLS Inc.

VTLS Inc. ( is an ISO 9001 quality certified company. By focusing on customers and anticipating their needs, VTLS has succeeded in becoming an international leader in integrated library automation, digital imaging services and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. VTLS products and services have helped to create smarter academic and public libraries, museums, archives and corporate research repositories throughout the United States, Canada, and 32 other countries. A diverse customer base of more than 900 libraries gives VTLS a global perspective of the industry and compels the company to abide by strict international standards.

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Publication Year:2003
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:April 23, 2003
Publisher:VTLS, Inc.
Place of Publication:Blacksburg, VA
Company: VTLS, Inc.
Products: Virtua
Libraries: Blinn College
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:10361
Last Update:2023-11-19 17:54:32
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00