January 12, 2012
(VTLS, Inc.) In February 2012, Jewish Public Library/ Bibliothèque publique juive, in Montreal, Quebec will become the first public library in the world to adopt the RDA/FRBR standard by implementing the FRBR/RDA capabilities of their Virtua ILS. JPL joined VTLS in 1994, and implemented the Chamo Social OPAC in 2011. The FRBR/RDA implementation in Virtua extends the functions of the traditional bibliographic record, which will make it easier for patrons of JPL to find and obtain information. Virtua is currently the only ILS offering full FRBR and RDA Scenario 1 support.
April 27, 1995
(VTLS, Inc.) VTLS announced that the Jewish Public Library in Montreal has installed UNIX-based VTLS as its library automation software. The system will soon support four languages—English, French, Hebrew and Yiddish—via the Windows-based VTLS EasyPAC, which resides on all workstations.