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Press Release: VTLS, Inc. [June 23, 2006]

VTLS announces another national implementation of VITAL

Blacksburg, VA - VTLS announced today the signing of a contract with the National Library Board of Singapore for what will be one of the world's largest yet installations of a repository, using the VTLS product VITAL.

The National Library Board (NLB) will be building e-content and preservation infrastructure in support of their national library 2010 objectives. The design of this infrastructure will be based on VTLS and Library of Congress's joint initiative called National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). The project, consisting of a total of six components, will start with VITAL being installed this upcoming quarter and an initial 2 million metadata records loaded with expectations that this will quickly grow to 5+ million records. Digital objects associated with the metadata records will be loaded in a later phase of the project.

"NLB is continually developing and offering new and improved services to its diverse users and expects to realize its goal of becoming a highly respected information hub in the 21st century," noted Raju Buddharaju Lakshmi Narayana, Chief Information Officer and Director of NLB's Digital Library Services. "We look forward to working with VTLS to bring libraries closer to our users and place the wealth of knowledge and information within easy reach of Singaporeans. We have chosen VITAL because of its interoperability and extensibility that enables VITAL to be an embedded system in our Digital Information Infrastructure."

"National initiatives to create repository services are paving the way for excellence in education and research in countries around the world," said Vinod Chachra, Chairman and CEO of VTLS. "We are deeply honored to have been selected to work with the NLB in realizing their national objectives in the creation and management of their digital assets."

Other VITAL customers include National Libraries (National Library of Australia, National Library of Wales and Slovak National Library), universities (Princeton University, Monash University, Swinburne University, University of New South Wales, University of South Australia, Oxford University and Central Queensland University) and research organizations (Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research).

About VTLS Inc.

VTLS Inc. ( is a leading global company that creates and provides visionary technology in library solutions. We serve a diverse customer base of more than 900 libraries in over 35 countries. VIRTUA is our premier ILS solution. VTRAX is our RFID technology offered through partnerships with Tagsys, TI and FKI Logistex. VITAL is our institutional repository solution provides cutting edge software and services for Digital Libraries. VTLS is also one of the few ISO 9001:2000 quality certified companies within the library industry.

Summary: VTLS announced the signing of a contract with the National Library Board of Singapore for what will be one of the world''s largest yet installations of a repository, using the VTLS product VITAL.
Publication Year:2006
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:June 23, 2006
Publisher:VTLS, Inc.
Place of Publication:Blacksburg, VA
Company: VTLS, Inc.
Products: VITAL
Libraries: National Library Board of Singapore
Subject: System announcements -- selection

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