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Press Release: VTLS, Inc. [March 12, 2008]

Université de Genève Contracts for VITAL

Blacksburg, VA – Université de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland has chosen VTLS’ repository services solution, VITAL, after evaluating several systems. The university is currently a VTLS customer and has been using Virtua for more than five years.

"We chose VITAL because it is well documented and rich in terms of functionality," said Pierre-Yves Burgi, head of the NTICE unit at the University of Geneva. "This month, VITAL has become the official institutional digital repository for the University’s research community. This repository enables us to respond to an official requirement made by our Swiss government to have all publications financed with federal funds available through open access."

In the future, Burgi states, the University plans to have another repository of medical images powered by VITAL.

The Université de Genève is the second largest university in Switzerland and is a public institution of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. It pursues three missions: Teaching (classes are, in general, taught in French), research, and service to the wider community. The University of Geneva is the second largest after Zurich University with more than 13,000 students.

"We are extremely pleased to be providing another service and product to our valued Virtua customer, the Université de Genève," said VTLS CEO Vinod Chachra.

Other VTLS customers in Switzerland include Swiss National Library and the RERO consortium.

About VTLS Inc.

VTLS Inc. (www.vtls.com), a leading library automation company in business for over 30 years, provides visionary technology in library solutions to a diverse customer base of more than 900 libraries in over 32 countries. Virtua is our premier ILS solution, Visualizer is our facet-based data discovery tool, Fastrac is our RFID technology, and we also provide cutting edge software and services for Digital Libraries with Digital Imaging and VITAL, our Repository Services solution. VTLS is one of the few ISO 9001:2000 quality certified companies within the library industry.


Summary: Université de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland has chosen VTLS’ repository services solution, VITAL, after evaluating several systems. The university is currently a VTLS customer and has been using Virtua for more than five years.
Publication Year:2008
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:March 12, 2008
Publisher:VTLS, Inc.
Company:
Company: VTLS, Inc.
Products: VITAL
Libraries: Université de Genève
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/13112/

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