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Press Release: Brodart, Inc. [April 19, 2001]

The Library of the American Philosophical Society selects Amlib for their library management system

After the success of their Brodart Automation retrospective conversion, and the customer service recieved during that project, the APS library in Philadelphia has elected to further their relationship with Brodart Automation by replacing a previous system with Brodart's new library management package, Amlib.

"Being chosen to work with a library such as the APS library is a real compliment," says General Manager, Gretchen Herman. "We were very excited when the APS library decided to migrate to Amlib; this is one of the most prestigious libraries in the country. I believe our reputation with the APS was proven during the conversion and we are honored that they have put equal faith in our library management system."

One of the most customizable library automation systems available, Amlib is suitible for every size and type of library and features Acquisitions, Authority Control, Report Generator, OPAC, Item Maintenance, Internet Catalog, Inter-library Loan, Serials, Self-Checkout, Community Information and Facility Booking, to name a few. The flexible nature of the configuration options, combined with its sound history in the field, are the strengths of this product.

The American Philosophical Society, this country's first learned society, has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 250 years. Founded in part by Benjamin Franklin, the American Philosophical Society opened it's doors in 1743. The Society's library houses over 250,000 volumes and bound periodicals, 7 million manuscripts, 100,000 images and thousands of hours of audio tape. Many scholarly conferences and seminars are hosted by the Library, which also has served as a home to special research projects such as the Society's History of Genetics Project, The Papers of Charles Darwin, and The Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, making it one of the nation's preeminent research libraries.

The retrospective conversion completed for APS last year was a extraordinary one. The library houses thousands of singular books including first editions such as Newton's Principia and Darwin's Origin Of Species. Many of these volumes were cataloged when first acquired and converting 200-year-old records required extraordinary flexibility. Brodart Automation's retrospective conversion was chosen for just that reason. "I appreciate the personalized service from Brodart's conversion staff and the care they took with our records, many of which were unique and difficult to decipher," said library Director Dr. Alison Lewis. "The quality of their work has far exceeded our expectations."

For more information on the Amlib Library Management System, please contact Brodart Automation's sales and Marketing department by phone at 800-233-8467, extension 6581; e-mail at; or fax at 570-327-0824.

Summary: The American Philosophical Society library in Philadelphia has elected to further their relationship with Brodart Automation by replacing a previous system with Brodart''s new library management package, Amlib.
Publication Year:2001
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:April 19, 2001
Publisher:Brodart, Inc.
Place of Publication:McHenry, IL
Company: Brodart, Inc.
Products: Amlib
Libraries: American Philosophical Society
Subject: System announcements -- selection
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LTG Bibliography Record number: 9029. Created: 0000-00-00 00:00:00; Last Modified: 2012-12-29 13:06:47.