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August 8, 2016

(Biblionix) Biblionix announced that nineteen (19) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in the three-month period from May through July of 2016. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries.

May 28, 2015

(Zepheira) Zepheira is convening the Libhub Initiative’s Early Adopter Summit today at Denver Public Library in Denver, Colorado, to celebrate the vision, commitment and contributions of 12 pioneering libraries from the US and Canada. These 12 institutions have completed training in the details of BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and a host of concrete steps libraries can take to establish greater visibility on the Web.

January 16, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Milton Public Library in Ontario, Canada has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform and will migrate from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix. The Library has a collection size of 87,000 volumes with an annual circulation of 400,000.

December 17, 2013

(VTLS, Inc.) Hamilton Public Library has completed implementation of its new Virtua Integrated Library System (ILS). The new system went live on November 18, a day earlier than expected, concluding the 9-month implementation. HPL selected Virtua earlier this year to meet the needs of its multiple branches with extensive collections and frequent patron activity. The implementation included migration of HPL’s data from its former SirsiDynix Horizon system, including circulation data (circulation status, patron blocks, requests, active and historical fines and housebound data) and open orders. VTLS also provided 13 functional and workflow enhancements, including improved interfacing with the Smart Money Manager by Comprise Technologies.

February 25, 2013

(VTLS, Inc.) VTLS announced its selection as the new Integrated Library System provider for the Hamilton Public Library in Ontario, Canada. Hamilton Public Library sought a partner with proven experience in large, multi-branch library systems who demonstrated a solid understanding of public library needs.

December 20, 2010

(mk Sorting Systems) The Hamilton Public Library’s Central Library is the fifth location to install mk Sorting Systems products. An 11-bin sorting system with conveyors leading into the lower level of the library increases circulation and improves service by freeing staff from basic repetitive tasks. They now focus on more valuable services and provide more assistance to patrons with general inquiries.

May 8, 2009

(Integrated Technology Group) Milton Public Library has boosted efficiency and increased productivity with a 7-bin Vista FullSort automated materials handing (AMH) sorting system from the Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc. The Vista Sorting and the Apex VistaReturns Software represent an automated conveyor system designed to accept returned items, reactivate item security, separate materials that are on reserve, and assign other items to their appropriate locations. As items enter the system, they are identified, checked in, and sorted based upon library-defined criteria.

March 2, 2009

(Integrated Technology Group) Integrated Technology Group, a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., has expanded its client base to include its first major Canadian library system—the Hamilton Public Library in Ontario. By the end of 2009, Hamilton Public Library is scheduled to install a mix of RFID technology applications in 19 of its 23 branches, as well as in the technical services department. The installations will include ITG’s Apex XpressCheck patron self-service kiosks and Apex FlexCheck staff stations.

November 27, 2006

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that the seven libraries comprising the Arrowhead Library System in Wisconsin will install the Millennium integrated library technology platform to dramatically increase discovery of its resources on the Web. The combined catalog will include over 550,000 items from the Beloit Public Library, Clinton Public Library, Eager Free Public Library, Edgerton Public Library, Hedberg Public Library, Milton Public Library, and Orfordville Public Library.

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