November 26, 2014 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that two libraries on the Arabian Peninsula have selected the vtls-Virtua ILS and the vtls-Chamo discovery tool: Emirates Aviation University (EAU) [UAE] and the Cultural Affairs Office (CAO) of Diwan of Royal Court [Oman]. The new contracts were completed through Edutech, a leading provider of learning solutions and services for academic institutions, companies, and governments. EAU will migrate from an Alice system provided by Softlink, while CAO Library is implementing its first ILS system.
Emirates Aviation University - "Emirates Aviation University is moving into a brand new, mission focused, state-of-the-art campus located in Dubai Academic City," says Edutech Director Mr. Faisal Karim. "EAU is upgrading their library services to complement the new library building and has selected vtls-Virtua as the backbone of its expansion."
"Innovative is delighted with the selection of vtls-Virtua and vtls-Chamo by Emirates Aviation University for its new library, which will improve access to their resources and provide them with more exposure," says Nabil Saadallah, Manager of Business Development at Innovative.
Cultural Affairs Office (CAO) of Diwan of Royal Court - The Diwan of Royal Court has added a third library to its vtls-Virtua library management system: the CAO library, which holds approximately 6,000 books and 20,000 image slides about Oman. The Diwan of Royal Court has also upgraded its OPAC to the new vtls-Chamo interface across all its vtls-Virtua libraries including the Public Knowledge and Grand Mosque libraries.
"We are glad to see another affiliated library of Diwan of Royal Court implement vtls-Virtua and vtls-Chamo," says Nabil Saadallah, Manager of Business Development at Innovative. "This confirms the trust that DRC has in Innovative as a provider of solutions and expertise. We are proud of this new association and look forward to many years of success in supporting them and expanding our cooperation."
"We are delighted to grow Innovative's presence on the Arabian Peninsula," says SVP of Global Sales Bill Schickling. "Because Innovative offers a choice of platforms, we are able to meet the needs of a user base that extends to 66 countries worldwide. Innovative also has the expertise and staff resources to provide the right solutions and services for libraries on the Arabian Peninsula and beyond."
Edutech Director Mr. Faisal Karim adds: "vtls-Chamo will attract new users and facilitate easier discovery of the collections for the patrons of the DRC public libraries."
About Emirates Aviation University
Established in 1991 and part of the Emirates Group, the Emirates Aviation University (EAU) was awarded university status in December 2010 by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The library has been designed to enrich the learning process and to provide the material and resources to support the curriculum and general information needs of both students and faculty. In addition to books, professional journals and magazines, the library also provides on-campus access to a wide range of online resources. Working in conjunction with the university's Academic Department, the library provides the necessary academic resources for all the aviation, tourism and management courses taught at the university. The library holds 7000 items.
About the Cultural Affairs Office Library
The Cultural Affairs Office operates under the auspices of the Diwan of Royal Court of Oman and holds approximately 6,000 books and 20,000 image slides about Oman.
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Innovative (www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the broadest and most complete portfolios of library automation products on the market today. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in 66 countries and has offices around the world.