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Press Release: Atlas Systems, Inc. [June 16, 2011]

Strong Sales of Ares E-Reserves and Aeon special collections management propel Atlas Systems into FY11/12

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – June 16, 2011 – At the close of its fiscal year, Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, is "exceptionally pleased" with the market adoption of its two newest products, said Dan Specht, CFO/VP for Sales and Marketing. "Even in a tight economy our sales of Ares and Aeon have been right on target. Libraries appreciate value and seek out products that deliver staff efficiency and improve customer service. They know Atlas Systems from our ILLiad development and recognize our commitment to continual product enhancement."

Atlas will be demonstrating Ares 3.1 and Aeon 3.1 in Booth #2734 at the ALA Conference in New Orleans, June 24-27, 2011. These new versions bring customer-requested capabilities into both products, Specht said.

The Ares system automates library reserve services and provides robust copyright management, integration with a variety of e-Learning environments, and the ability to accept a wide variety of file formats. Aeon automates all aspects of special collections public services, supporting online circulation, reproduction orders and reference requests. Aeon improves patron service and maximizes staff efficiency while providing unparalleled item tracking, security and statistics.

New Ares licensees include Auburn University Montgomery (AL); Carleton University (CAN); Johns Hopkins University (MD); Montana State University; University of British Columbia (CAN); University of Massachusetts at Amherst; University of Nevada Reno; and York University (CAN).

New sites implementing Aeon include University of Michigan; New-York Historical Society; Princeton University (NJ); University of Georgia; Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Beinecke Library, Yale University (CT).

"Libraries recognize the importance of managing all aspects of their business efficiently and are selecting Ares to make it easy for faculty, students and library staff to track reserves and manage copyright transactions to ensure compliance," said Rich Stryker, Ares Program Liaison. "The Ares integration with Blackboard or other course management system means faculty and students can access e-reserves with one login and authentication, making reserves even more efficient."

"Special Collections Libraries are welcoming the unique capabilities that Aeon brings to reading room management, including online user registration and advance ordering directly from catalog records and finding aids," said Christian Dupont, Aeon Program Director. "Additional features—such as online ordering, invoicing and payment for digital images and other reproductions, and integrated management of email reference questions—streamline special collections public services while robust reporting and custom query tools facilitate analysis of usage trends and user communities."

About Atlas Systems

For more than fifteen years, Atlas Systems has been exclusively dedicated to developing software, training and consulting solutions that enable libraries to transform their user services and maximize workflow efficiency. Atlas is best known for creating the ILLiad interlibrary loan management system now distributed exclusively by OCLC and used by more than 1,100 libraries worldwide. Focused on bringing the benefits of automation to library processes that have not been addressed by other software services, Atlas has introduced Ares, an electronic reserves solution, and Aeon, an online request and workflow management system specifically designed for special collections libraries and archives. For more information, visit

Summary: At the close of its fiscal year, Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, is exceptionally pleased with the market adoption of its two newest products.
Publication Year:2011
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:June 16, 2011
Publisher:Atlas Systems, Inc.
Company: Atlas Systems, Inc.

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