VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – May 22, 2014 – Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, announced today the appointment of Aeon Program Director Christian Dupont as Burns Librarian and Associate University Librarian at Boston College, effective September 1. The Honorable John J. Burns Library houses the University’s extensive special collections and archives.
Atlas chief financial officer and vice president for sales and marketing, Dan Specht, congratulated Dupont on his new position and expressed the management team’s appreciation for his significant contribution to Atlas and its customers. “Christian first brought us the concept for Aeon and then joined Atlas in 2008 to lead its development and promotion. Thanks to his efforts, Aeon has become the premier online user request and workflow management system for special collections and archives.” Specht remarked that the Aeon user community has grown by more than 50% over the last year. “To date, Aeon has been adopted by 37 institutions and several more have committed to implementing in the coming months,” he added.
“It has been extremely satisfying to help Atlas draw upon its innovative products and expertise in resource sharing to develop a system tailored to the needs of special collections and archives, and to establish Atlas as a knowledgeable and trusted partner in those communities,” Dupont commented. “Having achieved that goal I am eager to bring my entrepreneurial drive and experience back to directing the special collections of a leading academic library. The Burns Library is an ideal fit in many ways.”
Dupont previously served as director of special collections at the University of Virginia and Syracuse University. He also held curatorial and reference positions in special collections at the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a doctorate in theology.
Atlas president Jason Glover noted that “Christian’s contributions over the past six years have been extraordinary. In addition to cultivating a dynamic and growing Aeon user community, he has attracted new staff to Atlas and helped us form an Aeon support team that will carry us and our customers forward. He leaves a legacy at Atlas of greater understanding of the special collections and archives communities and their focus on customer service and data-driven assessment. We wish Christian well in his new endeavors.”
About Atlas Systems
For more than fifteen years, Atlas Systems has been exclusively dedicated to developing software, training and consulting solutions that enable libraries to transform their user services and maximize workflow efficiency. Atlas is best known for creating the ILLiad interlibrary loan management system now distributed exclusively by OCLC and used by more than 1,100 libraries worldwide. Focused on bringing the benefits of automation to library processes that have not been addressed by other software services, Atlas has introduced Ares, an electronic reserves solution, and Aeon, an online request and workflow management system specifically designed for special collections libraries and archives. For more information, visit www.atlas-sys.com.
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