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- Vinod Chachra's podcast of "The role of the library as an extension of the mind" - delivered February 2006, Melbourne, Australia
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Important News

VTLS Welcomes New Employees

VTLS announces "No Roaming" seminars

VTLS announces "No Roaming" option!

University of Mary Washington Selects VITAL

VTLS Executive Management Reorganization

VTLS Partners with WebFeat

VTLS Announces New International VIRTUA, VITAL and RFID Customers

Twenty-four Thai VTLS Classic sites Migrate to VIRTUA

VTLS Announces VITAL 3.0

La Trobe University Installs VITAL

University of Ballarat Selects VITAL

VTLS and EnvisionWare create partnership

Columbia University's CIESIN Purchases VITAL

National Library of Pakistan Chooses VIRTUA

VTLS Welcomes Fifteen Virtua International Sites

ARROW scores a bull's-eye with QUT's selection of VITAL

VTLS announces another national implementation of VITAL

VTLS expands presence in France through distributorship agreement with INEO media system

VTLS inks North African distributorship agreement with Archimed MEA

VTLS announces Version 3.1 of FASTRAC

ARROW Project shows VITAL growth

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences in Malaysia Chooses VIRTUA

VTLS Announces Support of Oracle XE with Version 48 of Virtua

The University of Oxford makes repository services VITAL!

VTLS Announces Virtua Version 47

VERIFY Version 2.0 announced

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium Sees a VITAL Solution for their Digital Repository Needs

VTLS Announces VITAL 2.1

VTLS Announces VITAL 2.0 Implementations

National Library of Wales Chooses VTLS' VIRTUA, VITAL, and VERIFY

VTLS strengthens commitment to Open-Source software

University of Oxford signs with VTLS Inc. for VIRTUA

Announcing VALET for ETDs!

VTLS and ARROW agree to a VITAL expansion!

VTLS announces Version 2.6 of FASTRAC

VITAL Version 1.3 Announced

VTLS announces 11 new international sales of VIRTUA

VTLS Signs Partnership with University of Virginia Library

VIRTUA Version 46 Announced

Tri-College Library Consortium Chooses VERIFY for ERM Solution

VIEWS membership adds Ex Libris

Announcing The "VINE": The (VItal Network of Experts)

"VIEWS" releases Metasearch white paper

VTLS and MediaLab Solutions form partnership to provide AquaBrowser as part of VECTORS

VTLS Inc. is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company

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Carl Grant
1701 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060 USA

November 29, 2005:  For Immediate Release

VTLS Announces VITAL 2.0 Implementations

Blacksburg, VA - VTLS Inc. is pleased to announce the availability and delivery of VITAL 2.0. VITAL is used by institutional repositories to manage their digital collections. The Australian Research Repositories Online to the World (ARROW) Project, led by Monash University has just completed the acceptance testing of VITAL 2.0. This acceptance of VITAL 2.0 paves the way for the software to be installed at Monash University, University of New South Wales, National Library of Australia and Swinburne University. These installations are in progress. Other Australian universities are negotiating to acquire and install the software early in 2006.

VITAL 2.0 has been enhanced to provide the following functionality:

  1. Web Submission - open-source web tools allow faculty and others to contribute metadata and datastreams that make up digital theses and dissertations. They may be submitted directly to the repository, or to an intermediary for review prior to ingestion into the repository. An expansion of this model including a range of additional resource types has been developed and is currently being tested.
  2. Google™ Exposure - facilitates the discovery of VITAL resources by the larger Internet community. The VITAL indexing module provides a means to 'publish' summaries of Fedora repository content for harvesting by Web search engines.
  3. Audio Support - Provide for the ingestion of audio files (wav, mp3) including metadata extraction to Fedora using VITAL.
  4. Video Support - Provide for the ingestion of video format (avi, mpeg) including metadata extraction and frame extraction to Fedora using VITAL.
  5. Metadata Extraction Web Service - As a first step to preservation, provides a Validation/Extraction Web Service interface to JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment (JHOVE) and VTLS' TIFF extraction service.
  6. Metadata Transform Web Service - allows data entered by content authors in MARCXML or ETD-MS to Dublin Core. Other crosswalks may be implemented.
  7. Document Navigator - allows for viewing of multi page documents in PDF.
  8. Batch Process - allows system administrators to ingest larger quantities of content into the VITAL repository via command-line tools and XML-based configuration files.
  9. Fedora 2.0 Integration - updates VITAL to support new or changed features in Fedora 2.0.
  10. Language Support - supports the display of Arabic and Hebrew text with right-to-left directionality.

"VITAL 2.0 continues the track record of VITAL representing the leading edge of repository thinking and offerings," said Carl Grant, President and COO of VTLS. "This is a direct result of our dedication to working closely with the ARROW Partners to define the state-of-the-art solution."

Other VITAL customers include National Libraries (National Library of Wales and Slovak National Library), universities (Princeton University, University of Delaware) and research organizations (Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research.)

About VTLS Inc.

VTLS Inc. (www.vtls.com) 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 and FKI Logistex. 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.