October 30, 2006. Infor announced today that the Kenosha Public Library, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has selected Infor's Vubis Smart library automation system.
"We are delighted that the Kenosha Public Library, a long-term and valued customer, has selected Vubis Smart as its next generation automation system," said Ellen Isaacson, North American General Manager, Infor Library Solutions. "With multiple branches and a growing collection, the Kenosha Public Library required a highly scalable and streamlined system. We believe that Vubis Smart will more than meet the needs of the Library and its patrons by providing efficient workflows for staff and considerable self-service options for patrons."
The Kenosha Public Library includes four locations and a bookmobile that serve over 80,000 registered patrons. Kenosha Public Library is the resource library for the Kenosha County Library System that also serves the Community Library, which has 3 locations in western Kenosha County and share a computerized network. Combined, the libraries circulate over 1 million materials annually. The Kenosha Public Library provides its users with access to a wide array of electronic resources, such as Auto Repair Reference Center, NoveList and EBSCOhost. In addition, the Library provides the public with high quality, direct services throughout the year, including readers advisory, online chat-based Reference and children's, youth and adult programming.
"With the purchase of Vubis Smart, Kenosha Public Library is preparing to meet the current and future needs of its customers by acquiring a computerized library management system with the capabilities that Internet users have come to expect," said Douglas Baker, Kenosha Public Library Director. "This next generation system will replace a system first purchased in 1991, which can no longer be upgraded to provide either the user friendliness or individualized options generally available the users of modern web sites. With this acquisition, the Library will be able to keep pace with other libraries and industry norms."
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 Infor (formerly Geac)
Infor 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. Infor's library products and services incorporate industry standards compliance alongside leading edge technologies to provide efficient and effective solutions to all our customers.