‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, April 13, 2009. Infor announced today that the Biblioteca Nacional Aruba (BNA) in Oranjestad, Aruba, has selected V-smart, Infor's web-based integrated library system. BNA, Aruba's national library, serves over 100,000 residents, including ten schools, through its main location in Oranjestad, a branch library in San Nicolas and two mobile libraries.
"BNA selected V-smart in an open tender through our Dutch office," says Ann Melaerts, managing director Infor Library and Information Solutions. "Besides V-smart, BNA also chose our statistical analysis portal, V-insight, to provide the Library's staff with key performance indicators about trends and usage of the Library's collections. With V-smart and V-insight, the Library enjoys a next-generation suite of applications to further improve the delivery of information resources and services to the island's diverse population."
Says Astrid J.T. Britten, director Biblioteca Nacional Aruba: "As a national library, BNA offers Aruba residents many services and a rich collection of books, magazines, audiovisual material and more. By choosing Infor's V-smart and V-insight, the Library gains better tools to manage our collections and to strengthen our role as the island's primary center of knowledge and culture."
The Biblioteca Nacional Aruba offers information, education, culture and recreation for the residents of Aruba. The Library has a collection of approximately 100,000 books and offers a variety of services to all age groups and the use of different facilities. Since its establishment in 1908, the Library on Aruba developed from a lending depot into a multifunctional centre. Throughout the year, the Library organizes different activities such as exhibitions, the Library day, reading programs, a book market, the holiday reading program for youths, movie nights, the Luna Cultural (a cultural month), musical presentations and the Children's book festival. Find more information about BNA at: http://biblioteca.arubahost.com/index.php3?h=457
About Infor Library and Information Solutions
Infor Library and Information Solutions offers libraries and information centers a suite of automation products, including a web-based ILS (V-smart), a client/server ILS (Vubis Smart), a statistical analysis portal (V-insight), a federated search application (V-spaces), an Open URL Resolver (V-link) and an Electronic Resources Management System (V-sources). Our organization has been at the forefront of library technology for three decades and has a rich history of providing innovative solutions to information centers and libraries worldwide. For more information about our products, visit http://vubis-smart.com/