Talis Information Ltd are proud to announce the ongoing roll-out of inVisage with Collection Viewer and Browser public interfaces
The London Boroughs of Richmond-upon-Thames, Ealing and Islington are now inVisage customers.
Says Mark Allcock, inVisage product manager at Talis Information Ltd, "inVisage systems have been chosen because of their flexibility, ease of use and imaginative delivery of market leading technologies."
Kate Davenport, Assistant Chief Librarian (Information Services) at the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames said
"InVisage has put our library at the forefront of digital content delivery in the local community." This is a key area for public libraries – driving the public access and social inclusion agendas, with a system that highlights libraries' role as users of ICT not for its own sake, but to enable and energise local communities.
Jane Baxter, who has charge of the day-to-day running of the system comments
"InVisage has an intuitive interface that has enabled our local studies librarian to easily get to grips with entering images and metadata into the database."
And customers in Higher Education:
John Rylands University Library Manchester have also just placed and order for a small scale system, but Mark Allcock is confident this is just the beginning. "What we are seeing are libraries looking to familiarise staff with the inVisage environment. The ease with which the system can scale up to a networked version means that data is not wasted and staff are up to speed with their workflows once a bigger system comes on-stream."
Other libraries, both Public and HE, are looking to follow suit and that's before NOF and HLF funding arrives in the market.
"We are working closely with libraries throughout the British Isles to generate the best value digital content provision possible."
Ealing and Islington have both ordered network scale systems for public access via the internet.
InVisage is designed and developed by iBase Image Systems of Ilkley, West Yorkshire.
"Talis and iBase have worked closely together for some time to package the system to suit libraries in the public and HE sectors. That strategy can now be seen to be delivering results. We are looking forward to a continued successful partnership." comments Ann Whittle, Talis Information Ltd's Business Development Manager.
Though Talis Information Ltd is the market leader in market share in public and HE libraries, Mark Allcock is keen to stress that neither Ealing nor Richmond use the Talis LMS, nor is inVisage a library specific product. "University faculties and departments, and council departments all have digitisation requirements – inVisage provides them all with the solution".