January 23rd 2006. The selection of Vubis Smart by Jeffersonville Township Public Library (http://jefferson.lib.in.us/) signifies the continuing growth of Vubis Smart in the United States and the product's growing appeal with public libraries.
"With Vubis Smart, the Jeffersonville Township Public Library truly attains a new level of service," said Ellen Isaacson, North American General Manager, Geac Library Solutions. "Along with the planned opening of a new library building, Jeffersonville Township Public Library will boast a state-of-the-art library management system that provides patrons and staff with an array of impressive features and tools. We particularly value our long-lasting relationship with the Jeffersonville Township Public Library and are delighted with the Library's selection of Vubis Smart as its next-generation automation system."
The Jeffersonville Township Public Library employs approximately 45 people in two libraries that serve a population of 57,000 people in Clark County (IN) and the Louisville (KY) metropolitan area. The Library's rich collection comprises nearly 180,000 titles and includes approximately 215,000 items. The Library plans to inaugurate a new 47,000 sq. ft facility in May 2006 that will feature an exceptional architectural design including two interior waterfalls and a rooftop terrace.
"The Jeffersonville Township Public Library is pleased to continue its long-standing relationship with Geac, "said Library Director, Bill Bolte. "Geac has been very interactive with its customers in product development. We have attended several product demonstrations over the past two years to see the development of Vubis Smart before the system's release to the North American market. I know we will be working with a company that has a strong international presence and reputation."
Vubis Smart is a comprehensive information management system that enables libraries, archives and museums to organize and present data from any source and in any format. The system incorporates convenient workflows and easy-to-use administrative tools. Staff can define multiple formats, databases, indexes, search methods and more. Distinctive rules and parameters may be defined to meet the requirements of individual branches and locations. Users can simultaneously search multiple databases, link to subscription resources and customize the Web OPAC for appearance, language and search results. Unique Web OPAC features include ‘Fuzzy Logic', ‘Associative Searching', Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) and customized news feeds (RSS).
Geac (TSX: GAC, NASDAQ:GEAC) is a global enterprise software company addresses the needs of the Chief Financial Officer by providing solutions that optimize an organization's "financial value chain". Geac Library Solutions is a leading provider of information management solutions to more than 2,000 information centers including National, Corporate, Public and Academic Libraries in over 20 countries throughout the world. Further information is available at http://www.geac.com or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.