Framingham, MA, April 8, 2009. Infor announced today that the East Baton Rouge Parish Library in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has selected V-smart, Infor's web-based integrated library system, to offer its 386,000 users improved access to the library's collections of more than 2 million items.
"The system's scalable and flexible design provides the Library with new and exciting ways to offer users access to a wide array of information resources. The Library will be integrating a subject based curriculum for local schools, for example, utilizing search tree technology in the Web OPAC. This feature, along with self-service options, rate and review, alerts, RSS news feeds, and more, creates a functionally rich online environment for users that positions the Library as a true information hub in the community," says Ellen Isaacson, general manager, North American Library Division, Infor.
Along with V-smart, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library will be implementing Infor's suite of information management applications including the V-spaces federated search application, the V-insight statistical analysis portal, as well V-link, Infor's OpenURL Resolver. Combined, these applications constitute a comprehensive solution that addresses the diverse information management needs of library staff and users alike.
Library Director David Farrar notes: "With V-smart, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library will be able to easily define new workflows for staff and manage information in multiple databases. In combination with the other Infor applications, we will enjoy a truly comprehensive environment to organize and showcase our many information resources, including our locally created Community Service Directory, the Obituary File, and our new Digital Archive. The outstanding customer service offered by Infor seals the deal."
The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is comprised of a main library, 12 regional branch libraries and a bookmobile. With a staff of more than 400 employees, the Library is open a cumulative total of 892 hours weekly in these 13 outlets. Additional outreach service is provided on a regular basis to area schools, community centers, retirement centers, and the Juvenile Detention Center.
About Infor Library and Information Solutions
Infor Library and Information Solutions offers libraries and information centers a suite of automation products, including a web-based ILS (V-smart), a client/server ILS (Vubis Smart), a statistical analysis portal (V-insight), a federated search application (V-spaces), an Open URL Resolver (V-link), and an Electronic Resources Management System (V-sources). Our organization has been at the forefront of library technology for three decades and has a rich history of providing innovative solutions to information centers and libraries worldwide. For more information about our products, visit http://vubis-smart.com