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PTFS signs up as federal government distributor for Ex Libris

Press Release: Ex Libris [June 16, 2001]

Copyright (c) 2001 Ex Libris

Abstract: Ex Libris announced that Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. has signed an agreement with Ex Libris for the distribution of Ex Libris leading edge technology solutions to the United States Federal Government and special libraries within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. The agreement enables PTFS to distribute ALEPH 500, Ex Libris'' flagship library automation solution, as well as SFX, MetaLib, and DigiTool.


Ex Libris (USA) is pleased to announce that Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS) has signed an agreement with Ex Libris (USA) for the distribution of Ex Libris leading edge technology solutions to the United States Federal Government and special libraries within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. The agreement enables PTFS to distribute ALEPH 500, Ex Libris' flagship library automation solution, as well as SFX, MetaLib, and DigiTool.

PTFS has implemented integrated library systems and developed digital libraries for many government libraries. PTFS has served the National Library of Medicine, U.S. Marines Corps MCCS Libraries, Naval Research Laboratory Library, U.S. Geological Survey Library System, Department of State Ralph J. Bunche Library, Pentagon Technical Library, and several other Army, Navy, and Air Force libraries. PTFS specializes in providing turnkey library and archiving solutions, and serves to provide its clients with the best available technology for their needs and to do so in a cost-effective manner. PTFS' contracting vehicles such as the NIH Image World 2 and GSA Schedules include state-of-the-art, high-quality commercial hardware, software, turnkey bundled solutions, and services. For more specific PTFS government contracting information, please visit the PTFS web site: www.ptfs.com.

John Yokley, CEO and Chairman of PTFS, said, "PTFS continues its leadership as the first choice for the Federal Government to seek for turnkey digital library and archiving solutions. We are pleased to be partnering with Ex Libris (USA). They have demonstrated an unmatched leadership in providing ready-to-install next generation ILS technology."

"This continues to be an exciting time for Ex Libris (USA) as we continue to expand rapidly, and leverage our focus on specific markets such as government libraries with quality partners like PTFS" said Carl Grant, President of Ex Libris(USA). "Furthermore, we have a common vision of embracing new technologies like SFX and MetaLib, to empower libraries to offer their users substantially enhanced information resources."

About PTFS

PTFS is a Bethesda, MD based leading integration services company that specializes in scalable digital archiving solutions including turnkey imaging, archiving, and digital library systems. PTFS also provides on-site library staffing and technical services. PTFS serves Federal Government and commercial clients throughout the United States. For more information about PTFS, contact Ari Palttala, Director of Business Development at (301) 654-8088 x57, or e-mail at: apalttala@ptfs.com.

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. A multinational company, Ex Libris has offices around the world. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at 600 sites in 44 countries. Other Ex Libris software products include MetaLib, an information portal for library collections that provides libraries, institutions, and consortia with a standardized user interface; SFX, a context-sensitive reference linking solution that provides a one-stop reference system for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment; DigiTool, a solution for building digital collections as components of an overall digital strategy.

For more information on Ex Libris, ALEPH 500, MetaLib, or SFX, please link to: www.exlibrisgroup.com and www.sfxit.com.
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Publication Year:2001
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:June 16, 2001
Publisher:Ex Libris
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Company: Ex Libris
PTFS
Products: ALEPH 500
Subject: Business partnerships
Online access:http://www.exlibris-usa.com/news1.asp?categoryId=117&admin=
Record Number:9234
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00