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December 5, 2019

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) Learn from Past Company Presidents as They Share Perspectives and Advise the Library Industry at RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top. Hear and ask about what these former technology company leaders have to say about their Library Industry experiences, perspectives, and advice. What lessons can we learn from our library automation industry's history as we consider how libraries will absorb and adapt the onslaught of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), high speed (5G) mobile data technologies, quantum computing?

August 29, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and Canada’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced that the Scugog Public Library, in Ontario, Canada is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 45,000 plus holdings from VTLS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

November 15, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Swiss National Library has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution.

September 7, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announce that the University of Mary Washington has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution.

December 8, 2015

(Ex Libris) Il Gruppo Ex Libris ha il piacere di annunciare che la Biblioteca Cantonale e Universitaria di Losanna (Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire - BCU Lausanne) ha scelto il servizio per la gestione della biblioteca Alma e la soluzione unificata per il discovery e il delivery Primo per un progetto finalizzato a trasformare la gestione e il discovery delle risorse bibliotecarie in tutto il Cantone.

December 2, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne (Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire – BCU Lausanne) has chosen the Alma library management service and Primo unified resource discovery and delivery solution to create a dynamic library network covering the whole canton of Vaud. Alma will replace BCU Lausanne’s existing VTLS Virtua library system.

November 26, 2014

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced today that 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.

November 12, 2014

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced new roles for executives with extensive experience on the Polaris ILS team: William Schickling and Jodi Bellinger. The appointments demonstrate Innovative's commitment to move library technology forward while keeping continuity of products and services for its worldwide customer base.

July 28, 2014

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Vital 6.1 is now in general release. Vital is a digital and institutional repository solution that is simple to use yet highly customizable. Version 6.1 includes additional metadata schema support, expanded API and administrator functionality, and additional image conversion options.

July 2, 2014

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that support for the Bahasa Malaysia language is now available in VTLS-MozGo, the patron mobile app for IOS and Android. Today's release adds the 8th language to VTLS-MozGo, which also supports English, Arabic, Catalan, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Russian languages.

June 12, 2014

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Grant McDougall has been named Director of Operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with responsibility for management of Innovative's growing operations throughout the region.

June 2, 2014

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a global leader in library technology, announced today that it has acquired VTLS, a library automation solutions provider to customers in 44 countries. The combined companies will be led by Innovative CEO Kim Massana. VTLS's products include Virtua, VITAL, Chamo, MozGo and FasTrac.

May 13, 2014

(Ex Libris) ALEPH Polska Ltd., the exclusive distributor of Ex Libris solutions in Poland, announced that the partners of the Lublin Virtual Library project have opted for the Primo discovery and delivery solution and the SFX OpenURL link resolver.

May 6, 2014

(VTLS, Inc.) Kansas City Public Library’s Civil War on the Western Border website, developed in collaboration with VTLS Inc., won the 2014 Award for Excellence in Public History from the Society of Civil War Historians. The $5,000 award recognizes the Civil War on the Western Border website as an outstanding public history project that improves public awareness and understanding of the Civil War era.

April 30, 2014

(VTLS, Inc.) VTLS added multiple features to the latest version of its MozGo mobile app for libraries, with an emphasis on third-party service integration. MozGo now includes integration with Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, OverDrive and 3M Cloud Library.

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