Blacksburg, VA – VTLS is pleased to announce that Hebrew Union College has contracted to install Virtua by the end of the year. The college includes three campus libraries in New York and Los Angeles, with the main library database located in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“VTLS' implementation of Hebrew is superb,” says John Bruggeman, Information Technology Director of the Klau Library in Cincinnati. “Our patrons can search in either English or Hebrew and can access some of our rare collection items through the VTLS' Chameleon Gateway. [Hebrew Union] has a long-standing relationship with VTLS and we are excited about the Virtua implementation and continuing to work with the company.”
The Klau Library in Cincinnati, Ohio is one of the most extensive Jewish libraries in the world. With 420,000 printed items of Judaica, the library is the second largest collection of its kind in the world. It contains over 700,000 volumes, 875 titles with over 12,000,000 pages and houses several special collections. It also hosts the American Jewish Periodical Center, which preserves American Jewish periodicals and newspapers on microfilm.
The Klau Library in New York collects, preserves and provides access to a carefully selected variety of library materials. Among its specific strengths are Hebrew language and literature, Jewish history, music and religious thought. Containing over 130,000 volumes, the library's collection includes sounds recordings, sheet music, and microfilms.
The Frances-Henry Library in Los Angeles contains over 100,000 volumes of Judaica and Hebraica. As a major Jewish informational resource, the library houses the Joseph H. Rosenberg Branch of the American Jewish Archives, a branch of the American Jewish Periodical Center, the Joseph Periodical Room and the Jacob Sonderling Conference Room. In addition, the library serves the reference and research needs of the Greater Los Angeles community and other parts of the continental West Coast and Hawaii.
“We are very pleased to be the vendor of choice that Hebrew Union has selected for their next generation system.” said Carl Grant, President of VTLS. “Their purchase decision not only reflects the comprehensive nature of Virtua but is also an endorsement of our goal to deliver visionary technology to our customers.”
About VTLS Inc.
VTLS Inc. (www.vtls.com) is an ISO 9001 quality certified company. By focusing on customers and anticipating their needs, VTLS has succeeded in becoming an international leader in integrated library automation, digital imaging services and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. VTLS products and services have helped to create smarter academic and public libraries, museums, archives and corporate research repositories throughout the United States, Canada, and 32 other countries. A diverse customer base of more than 900 libraries gives VTLS a global perspective of the industry and compels the company to abide by strict international standards.