Extensity announced today that the Lewis and Clark Library, located in the City of Helena, Montana, has selected Extensity's Vubis Smart library automation system.
"The selection of Vubis Smart will enable the Lewis and Clark Library to offer its patrons a wide array of value-added services, including OpenURL linking, patron-driven book reviews, RSS News Feeds and SDI functionality," said Ellen Isaacson, North American General Manager, Extensity Libraries Division. "Over the years, we have enjoyed a solid relationship with the Lewis & Clark Library and are delighted with the opportunity to provide the Library with its next-generation library automation system."
Founded in 1868, the Lewis and Clark Library houses over 115,000 volumes of books, magazines, video and audio materials. Through the Library's Web site, patrons can access an extensive selection of electronic resources including the Ancestry, Heritage Quest, InfoTrac and NewsBank databases. The Library serves nearly 50,000 people through the main library in Helena and the branches in Augusta, Lincoln and East Valley.
"After more than a decade of excellent support from Geac, Lewis and Clark Library is excited to be moving to Extensity's Vubis Smart information management system," said Judy Hart, Lewis & Clark Library Director. "It presents us with an opportunity to deliver enhanced, quality services to our customers both within our libraries and via the Internet, as well as providing staff with additional management tools offered through powerful new administrative modules. As our customers' expectations have become more sophisticated we realized that an upgrade to our current system was necessary and Vubis Smart offers the highest level of value-added services to our users, and a strong support system through the migration process."
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).
About Extensity (formerly Geac)
Extensity has been at the forefront of library technology for three decades with a rich history of providing innovative solutions to this demanding and diverse market. Major customers across the globe have benefited from our experience and knowledge within the market utilizing our highly respected range of automation tools and facilities. Extensity's library products and services incorporate industry standards compliance alongside leading edge technologies to provide efficient and effective solutions to all our customers.