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June 25, 2013

(VTLS, Inc.) The second phase of the Next Generation ILS implementation at Hong Kong Public Libraries was formally concluded in June, 2013 and was marked by a gathering that included high-level executives, key members of the project team and representatives of the Hong Kong government. Phase II of the project included implementation of a separate Virtua database with development of additional features to automate the processes of the Hong Kong Books Registration Office, a legal depository for each book first printed, produced or published in Hong Kong. It also introduced 111 new Virtua ILS features created to meet specialized workflows and local requirements, as well as implementation of ILL and ERM solutions in cooperation with other suppliers.

January 20, 2012

(VTLS, Inc.) VTLS announced that the Hong Kong Public Libraries, one of the largest public library systems in the world, is now live on Virtua. The public launch of the new Virtua system occurred on December 27, and was announced by the Hong Kong Secretary for Home Affairs as a New Year’s present for the people of Hong Kong. The Virtua implementation includes all of the ILS features of Virtua as well as the Chamo Social OPAC running on Hewlett-Packard hardware configured to support HKPL’s 59 million annual circulations and 3.8 million patrons.

June 30, 2010

(VTLS, Inc.) HP Enterprise Services today announced it has signed a 10-year contract with the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, to help the Hong Kong Public Libraries deliver public library services in Hong Kong. Under the terms of the agreement, which was signed by Hewlett-Packard HK SAR Limited, HP will implement and provide ongoing support for a new Integrated Library System (ILS) that is designed to maintain efficiency and support new library offerings to meet the increasing demand for HKPL's services. Virtua ILS, which HP is scheduled to implement at HKPL in 2011, is a Unicode-compliant offering from VTLS Inc., a global provider of library solutions. The system delivers a user-friendly, self-service experience to library visitors and includes a pilot implementation of Fastrac, RFID technology to enable automated management of book borrowing rights.

December 1999

(epixtech, inc.) The Hong Kong Public Libraries have selected to upgrade their existing library automation system to the latest release of the Dynix CJK library automation system from epixtech, inc. The Dynix CJK system will unify the 66 libraries throughout the territory and will be the world''s largest Chinese library system, supporting an initial 1,500 workstations and handling more than 31 million loans per year.

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