March 10, 2005
VIEWS is pleased to announce the addition of Ex Libris to the organizations membership. Ex Libris is a leading, worldwide supplier of library and information systems. Ex Libris is joining VIEWS as an affiliate member and is the fourteenth member of the organization.
As a vendor with a suite of independent yet highly interoperable products we have made considerable use of web services, said Jenny Walker, VP of Marketing at Ex Libris. We look forward to sharing our ideas and experiences in working in such environments, while also learning from others. Delivering products into an increasingly heterogeneous environment brings new demands for standards to ensure seamless navigation by users through disparate systems. Ex Libris welcomes this opportunity to work with VIEWS to further explore and address these issues.
Ex Libris is very well known and respected for its work in the area of standards, said Carl Grant, Chair of VIEWS, so we welcome them to the VIEWS membership and look forward to their efforts in helping us realize the potential of Web services.
Auto-Graphics provides a wide variety of reliable, full-featured, technologically sophisticated web-based products including resource sharing, cataloging, ILS, and portal services to customers who create, manage, publish, and access library information using the Internet. Founded in 1950, Auto-Graphics has the experience, commitment, and established reputation for meeting virtually any challenge a modern library faces. AGent is Auto-Graphics premier library management system that is easy to use, install, and maintain. Available AGent modules include Portal, Authentication, Resource-Sharing, Cataloging, Statistics, and VERSO Library Automation (ILS).
See why more than 10,000 libraries in North America currently use Auto-Graphics products and services at www.auto-graphics.com.
Dokimas is a UK based group comprising DS, Crossnet and Esprit. Solutions are provided to local government, central government, academic and private sectors. The predominant business is library solutions to the public sector library market, interoperability solutions, solutions to archives and specialised libraries and information management tools.
For more information on Dokimas, please see http://www.dokimas.com/
Dynix is the global leader in new-name sales of library management systems and has the largest installed customer base of any library technology vendor. As a committed advocate of the library community, Dynix serves academic, special, school, public, and consortium libraries in over 40 countries. Dynix has more than 100 professional librarians on staff and proven experience in software leadership. Since 1983, Dynix has provided customers visionary technology solutions that support the latest industry standards and offer intuitive functionality.
For complete corporate information and a guide to Dynix products and services, visit www.dynix.com.
About Endeavor Information Systems:
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 1994. A wholly owned subsidiary of Elsevier, Endeavor offers a complete line of library solutions for traditional and digital collections.
Visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com for more information about Endeavor Meridian, Voyager, ENCompass, or LinkFinderPlus.
For more than ten years, Fretwell-Downing, Inc. (FD Inc.) has been a global leader in the evolution of digital libraries. Delivering unmatched service and flexibility, FD Inc. offers libraries a seamless choice of standards-based solutions. Building toward a solid vision of a “library without walls,” FD Inc. boasts the unique ability to integrate with disparate electronic library systems, as well as creating and managing entirely new digital library systems. FD Inc. deliver solutions for resource sharing and document delivery, OpenURL deliver, web information portals for cross-domain search & retrieval.
For more information on FD Inc., please see http://www.fdgroup.co.uk/
About GIS Information Systems:
From its beginnings thirty years ago, GIS has served libraries with innovative technology, from its first circulation system in the mid-1970s through its third-generation Polaris integrated library system. Ranked higher by users for the quality of customer support they receive than any other public library system vendor, Polaris facilitates all aspects of library operations by providing innovative workflow solutions packaged in a familiar Windows interface. In addition to its library automation systems, GIS offers workflow analysis, retrospective conversion, database enhancement and network security services to libraries of all types.
About Index Data:
Founded in 1994, Index Data is the world’s leading developer of Z39.50-related programmers’ toolkits and applications, and the only library software company offering an Open Source alternative for metasearch and content management services. The mission of Index Data is to lower the cost of high quality digital library services, and to empower librarians to assert control over the software needed to provide these services, through the development of open source software using open standards. Services range from courses and consultancy, to custom software development and turnkey solutions.
For more information on Index Data, please see http://www.indexdata.dk/
The mission of MuseGlobal is to optimize the productivity of information users and knowledge workers by enabling the discovery, integration, and delivery of information and services from disparate systems. MuseGlobal’s breakthrough MuseSearchTM solution is based on the most advanced metasearch architecture and features the most sophisticated pre-, in-search, and post-processing capabilities available. Many leading information management software providers feature MuseSearch as underpinning technology for their products and services.
For more information on MuseGlobal, please see www.museglobal.com
NISO, the National Information Standards Organization, a non-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), identifies, develops, maintains, and publishes technical standards to manage information in our changing and ever-more digital environment. NISO standards apply both traditional and new technologies to the full range of information-related needs, including retrieval, re-purposing, storage, metadata, and preservation. Founded in 1939, incorporated as a not-for-profit education association in 1983, and assuming its current name the following year, NISO draws its support from the communities it serves. The leaders of over 70 organizations in the fields of publishing, libraries, IT and media serve as its voting members. Hundreds of experts and practitioners serve on NISO committees and as officers of the association.
For more information on NISO, please see http://www.niso.org/
Founded in 1967, OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing information costs. More than 45,000 libraries in 84 countries and territories around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials.
For more information on OCLC, please see http://www.oclc.org/
In 2004, Sirsi Corporation celebrates 25 years as the strategic technology partner to more than 10,000 libraries around the world. A strong, growing company, we are dedicated to providing the library community with forward thinking information technology solutions, including Sirsi Unicorn® Library Management System, the first client/server based and UNIX-based integrated library system; Sirsi iBistro and iLink, the first e-Library solutions with streaming enriched content; Sirsi Rooms, the first suite of context management solutions; and Sirsi Directors Station, – the first information analysis tool for library executives. Sirsi maintains operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and China.
For more information on the Sirsi Corporation, please see www.sirsi.com
Talis is the market leading provider of products and services for public and academic libraries in the UK and Ireland. The company started in 1969 as BLCMP Library Services Ltd and was established in its present form in April 1999. Talis has many customers located throughout the UK and Ireland, and include many leading universities, colleges and public libraries. Talis has grown steadily over the years and has a remarkable record of customer retention based on its capability to deliver continual product enhancements and excellent service to meet the changing needs of libraries.
For more information visit TALISs website: www.talis.com
About The Library Corporation:
TLC is owned and operated by the same family that founded the company 30 years ago. The companys automation solutions include integrated automation systems built using the worlds most advanced technologies, cataloging with access to millions of MARC records, acquisitions that incorporate all the necessary resources into one place, and a premier service and support team that sets the standard in the library profession.
For more information on TLC, please see www.tlcdelivers.com
About VTLS Inc.:
VTLS Inc. is a leading global company that creates and provides visionary technology in library solutions. We have three distinct divisions that serve a diverse customer base of more than 900 libraries in over 35 countries. Our VIRTUA division remains focused on ILS solutions. Our VTRAX division focuses on RFID technologies through a partnership with Tagsys. Our Digital Asset Creation & Management division provides cutting edge software and services for Digital Libraries. VTLS is also one of the few ISO 9001 quality certified companies within the library industry
For more information on VTLS Inc., please see www.vtls.com
About Ex Libris:
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at more than 1250 sites and consortia in over 51 countries. MetaLib®, the information portal for library collections, and SFX®, the context-sensitive linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment, have collectively been purchased by more than 725 institutions in 36 countries. DigiTool, a solution for the construction of digital collections, and Verde, the new electronic resource management (ERM) system, round out the Ex Libris product suite.