Blacksburg, VA – The Scugog Memorial Public Library located in Port Perry, Ontario has chosen Virtua to replace their existing Dynix (Horizon) system. The library has purchased Virtua's cataloging, serials, acquisitions, circulation subsystems, FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), iPortal and Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI). VTLS will be hosting the system through their ASP (Application Service Provider) services at the company's Blacksburg, Virginia headquarters. Scugog will have the system fully implemented and operational within the next few months.
“We believe that our library must meet the informational, educational and recreational needs of the people of our community. We attempt to do this by providing access to an organized collection incorporating both print and non-print materials,” said Tom Bonanno, Director of the Library. “Virtua has all the features to help us achieve those goals.”
Serving over 10,000 patrons, the library offers a variety of materials for adults and children. The main collection includes, among other items, hardcover books, magazines, paperback books, audio books on tapes and CDs, children's and subject videos. Scugog's collection also features a reference collection and other special collections including Classical and Jazz music CD's, Foreign Film collection on video and DVD in 27 languages, as well as a Local History Collection that contains works by local authors and works about the area.
“Scugog is a very dynamic library with high goals for their community. The selection of Virtua as their next generation system will allow them to successfully meet those goals,” said Carl Grant, President & COO of VTLS. “The library paid careful attention to both product and company during their evaluation, and we are extremely pleased that they chose VTLS to partner with for the future."
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.