VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – August 11, 2011 – Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, is pleased to announce that Marilyn Rackley has joined Atlas as Aeon Specialist, Training and Library Solutions. Formerly Aeon project manager at Harvard College Library, Rackley will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Atlas Aeon software for managing special collections and archives user services, including training and advanced workflow consulting.
"We are delighted to welcome Marilyn to our Aeon team," said Christian Dupont, Aeon Program Director. "Her experience in Harvard College Library implementing Aeon in six libraries with different types of collections, physical configurations, and staffing will be greatly valued by our growing Aeon user community."
Rackley says she looks forward to helping Aeon users maximize the potential of automated special collections management. "Implementing Aeon in the complex environment of the Harvard College Library has given me a lot of insight into the challenges libraries and archives face in balancing security and efficiency in meeting the needs of their users. Collaborating with the other knowledgeable and experienced members of the Atlas team, I will be able to use this experience to help new and existing Aeon users get the most benefit from the system for both their patrons and staff."
In her new position Rackley will work with Atlas's service and training teams to ensure that all Aeon customers have an optimal experience implementing and using the software. She will also provide advanced workflow consulting and help libraries and archives use Aeon's powerful reporting features to assess the quality and impact of their services and return on investment.
"The first time I saw Aeon demonstrated, I was immediately impressed with the design and functionality and how helpful the system would be for special collections users to make and keep track of their requests," Rackley said. "Since that time, I have also seen how useful it can be for staff and have greatly appreciated the system's capabilities when I have been helping patrons in a special collections reading room. I am excited to share this unique solution with others in special collections and archives management."
Rackley holds a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College in government and French literature and language, a Master of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in French Studies, and a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. During her library career she has worked on several special projects including digitizing the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina with Documenting the American South; the North Carolina State Government Web Site Archives; Web archiving at the European Archive in Paris; and the Open Collections Program at the Harvard University Library.
About Aeon and Atlas Systems
Introduced in 2008, Aeon enhances special collections user services by offering researchers the convenience of automated online requesting through a personalized web account. Aeon maximizes staff efficiency while providing unparalleled item tracking, security and statistics.
Aeon is developed and supported by Atlas Systems, a software development company exclusively dedicated to serving libraries. Founded in 1995 with the mission of "promoting library excellence through efficiency," Atlas is best known for creating the ILLiad resource sharing management software, now distributed by OCLC and used by more than 1,100 libraries worldwide, and Ares, a workflow-based reserves management solution. For more information, visit www.atlas-sys.com.