VTLS Inc. is proud to announce that the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, Fayetteville NC has selected VITAL repository software to handle The Answer Bookę. The Answer Bookę is a community resource directory published by the Reference & Information Services Department at CCPL&IC as a public service for the citizens of Cumberland County. It contains listings for area agencies, clubs and organizations. The Answer Bookę has been in existence since 1981, though printing has not been annual and the publication ceased for several years. The implementation of the VITAL repository will make all the content of The Answer Bookę available online, providing access to both in-house and remote patrons. Additionally, as the information in the Answer Bookę changes, using VITAL, it will be very easy for the Librarians to make the changes and have the new information readily available for patron access.
Library Director Jody Risacher expressed her satisfaction with the project implementation and the increase in resource access: "We have been working closely with VTLS to format the Answer Book database and we are looking forward to finalizing it so that our community will continue having access to this invaluable source of information." Built on Fedora Commons, VITAL is designed to simplify the development of digital object repositories and to provide seamless online search and retrieval of information. VITAL provides extensive workflow extensions, detailed management utilities, enhanced indexing, advanced searching and specialized content displays.
"As a Virtua customer for many years, we value our strong relationship with Cumberland County and are pleased that they have chosen to extend that relationship to include our VITAL product. Using VITAL for their community resource directory is an excellent example of how VITAL can be a great addition for public libraries," says Cecilia M. Yourshaw, VP of Operations.
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.