Blacksburg, VA ? VTLS is pleased to announce that Goddard College has selected the Virtua Integrated Library System to automate their Eliot D. Pratt Library for the future.
Goddard College, located in Plainfield, Vermont, was founded in 1863 as a Goddard Seminary, and is recognized for its innovative approach to education. The College's mission is to advance the theory and practice of learning by undertaking new experiments based upon the ideals of democracy and the principles of progressive education first asserted by John Dewey.
Goddard College Library will be implementing the Virtua ILS through VTLS' Collection Hosting Services, an ASP service model that provides low-cost access to the latest in visionary ILS technology. This will be the Library's first ever integrated library system and they plan on taking full advantage of the functional benefits offered through Virtua's advanced system design and architecture. Goddard students will be able to utilize features like the Vectors iPortal with advanced skin technology for web access, and SDI (Selective Dissemination of Information), which provides enhanced outreach capabilities by automatically transmitting update notifications on new library holdings to students. In addition, library users will be able to access the catalog through Virtua's Web / PDA interface, and both staff and students will benefit from Virtua's implementation of FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), a technology that streamlines cataloging and consolidates resources for easy access.
“I am very excited about the implementation of the new system,” said Clara Bruns Director of Goddard College Library.” We felt that the Virtua system was very advanced and more than matched up with our vision for the future. I look forward to establishing a productive relationship with VTLS.