SYRACUSE, New York, March 14, 2006 -- Polaris Library Systems, the leader in providing technology tools that enhance staff productivity and increase patron service, and E*vanced Solutions, the leading provider of Web-based tools for library event and room reservation management, announced today that Polaris will represent E*vanced Solutions' products to libraries throughout the United States. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Polaris will market and sell the popular e*vents, room rese*rve, and summer re*ader modules.
"Making it faster and easier for library staff to manage routine tasks and improve service to their patrons is what Polaris Library Systems is all about," said Anita Wagner, chief operating officer. "Many Polaris® ILS customers already have discovered how much time the tools from E*vanced Solutions can save them. The streamlining of processes creates a very positive impression of the library within their community."
Describing the benefits of the E*vanced Solutions modules Wagner said, "The e*vents module makes it easy for libraries to incorporate an online calendar with registration capabilities into their Web site. Room rese*rve really improves service to patrons by allowing them to view information about meeting rooms online and reserve rooms from their home or office. In addition, any staff member who has access to the Web-based tools can take reservations for rooms or events, eliminating the dangers of overbooking programs or double-booking rooms. Summer re*ader can significantly reduce the time it takes to register children for the summer reading program and track their progress throughout the program."
E*vanced Solutions is currently installed in more than 200 library systems, serving more than 700 individual locations. Installations range from consortia and large systems to small, single-site libraries. According to Rob Cullin, E*vanced Solutions' co-founder and vice president , the partnership with Polaris Library Systems makes sense because of shared values as well as shared customers. "The people at Polaris understand the challenges that libraries are facing in day-to-day management of resources with ever tightening budgets. E*vanced's library specific solutions can be the key to helping them meet these challenges, to more easily manage events, programs, and meeting rooms. Polaris is well positioned to help customer use these solutions to address such issues."
About Polaris Library Systems
From its beginnings thirty years ago, Polaris Library Systems has served libraries with time-saving technology, from its first circulation system in the mid-1970s through its third-generation Polaris Integrated Library System. Polaris ILS facilitates all aspects of library operations by providing flexible workflow solutions packaged in a familiar Windows interface. More than 800 libraries use Polaris ILS to facilitate all aspects of their library operations. In addition to its library automation systems, Polaris Library Systems offers workflow analysis, database enhancement, wireless access and network services to libraries of all types. For more information about Polaris Library Systems, visit www.polarislibrary.com.
About E*vanced Solutions
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, E*vanced Solutions offers unique, Web-based software solutions for public and academic libraries. Products include e*vents (event and program management, calendars, and online registration), room rese*rve (meeting room booking and setup management), summer re*ader (summer and year-round reading program and interest group management), e*display (public display system for integrating library events and room calendars), and ge*nealogy (indexing solution for local history and genealogy records). All products are configurable to support libraries of all types and sizes, provide detailed reports and statistics, and include email integration, multiple authority levels, and authentication options. For information on E*vanced Solutions, call (888) 519-5770, e-mail email@example.com, or visit the web site at www.evancedsolutions.com.