BRISTOL, UK, May 18, 2010. Infor is pleased to announce that the City of Newport in Wales has selected V-smart, Infor's web-based integrated library system, following a thorough evaluation of the library system marketplace. Newport, the third largest city in Wales, will implement V-smart, as well as Infor's V-insight statistical analysis portal, to replace its Genesis library management system.
"We are thrilled and excited to be implementing V-smart," said Gill John, Community Learning and Libraries Manager. "We see the partnership between Infor and the Learning and Libraries Service as being fundamental in further developing the delivery of high quality and innovative library services to the people of Newport."
"The selection of V-smart by the City of Newport represents another significant success for Infor," says Steve Barker, general manager of Infor UK libraries division. "Newport's choice brings to 8 the number of library authorities in Wales using Infor's Library products, making us we believe the largest single supplier of systems to the Welsh public library market. We are happy to welcome Newport to the Infor user community, and look forward to a successful and long-lasting relationship."
Newport's 40,000 borrowers make over half a million visits to the City's12 libraries per year, generating over 600,000 issues from its 280,000 items. Amongst its many services Newport provides Book Express, an online book borrowing service, the first of its kind in the UK, which delivers over 2,000 books per annum to users at home with pre-paid envelopes for returns. For more information on the library service visit http://www.newport.gov.uk/
Infor provides customers a better, more collaborative relationship with their software provider. Infor software is simple to buy, easy to deploy and convenient to manage. It is software created for evolution, not revolution. Infor Library and Information Solutions offers libraries and information centers a suite of products that redefine the user experience. With our products, our customers provide their users access to quality information, manage customer relationships, gain insight into trends, and create an engaging online environment. For more information about Infor and our library products, visit http://vubis-smart.com or www.infor.com.