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PTFS and Ex Libris (USA) become partners

Press Release: Ex Libris [June 6, 2001]

Copyright (c) 2001 Ex Libris

Abstract: Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. and Ex Libris, Inc. have entered into a reseller and distribution agreement.

(Bethesda, MD) Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS) and Ex Libris (USA), Inc. have entered into a reseller and distribution agreement. PTFS will make a number of Ex Libris products and services, including the Ex Libris Aleph 500 Integrated Library System, SFX, and MetaLib, available to the Federal Government through PTFS' popular NIH Image World 2 and GSA contracting vehicles. PTFS will also market Ex Libris products and services to Washington, DC Metropolitan area special libraries.

"Ex Libris (USA) selected PTFS as its partner for PTFS' experience and excellent reputation for providing integrated library systems and developing digital libraries for the Federal Government", Carl Grant, President of Ex Libris (USA), commented. "We are pleased to be working with PTFS in providing the Federal Government libraries the opportunity to easily procure and implement the leading library system in today's ILS market. PTFS has the expertise, capabilities, and history in helping libraries migrate from other systems to newer technology."

PTFS will be trained to demonstrate, implement, and support the Aleph system, SFX, MetaLib, and other Ex Libris products. Since 1995, PTFS has employed professional librarians, systems managers, and other information technology professionals to provide turnkey implementation services for small to large government and other special libraries. PTFS has served the National Library of Medicine, U.S. Marines Corps MCCS Libraries, Naval Research Laboratory Library, U.S. Geological Survey Library System, Department of State Ralph J. Bunche Library, Pentagon Technical Library, and several other Army, Navy, and Air Force libraries. John Yokley, CEO and Chairman of PTFS, said, "PTFS continues its leadership as the first choice of Federal Government libraries to seek for turnkey digital library and archiving solutions. We are pleased to be partnering with Ex Libris (USA), as they have demonstrated an unmatched leadership in providing ready-to-install next generation ILS technology."

Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. A multinational company, Ex Libris has offices around the world. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at 560 sites in 43 countries. For more information, please visit and

PTFS is a leading systems integration company that specializes in scaleable digital archiving solutions including turnkey imaging, archiving, and digital library systems. PTFS also provides on-site library staffing and technical services. PTFS serves Federal Government and commercial clients throughout the United States. For more information, please visit

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Publication Year:2001
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:June 6, 2001
Publisher:Ex Libris
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Company: Ex Libris
Subject: Business partnerships
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Record Number:10579
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00