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Atlas Systems Reports Continued Growth in Aeon and Ares Licensees

Sales of productivity-enhancing software continue to be strong

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – March 25, 2015 – Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, announced today that despite budget challenges in college and university libraries sales of Aeon and Ares remained steady through the last half of 2014 and the first quarter of 2015.

“With tight budgets and in some cases shrinking staff, libraries continue to look for demonstrated value in all the services they use,” said Dan Specht, Atlas’ CFO/VP Sales and Marketing. “Both Aeon and Ares are designed to streamline workflow, increase staff productivity, and improve service to library customers. We appreciate the trust libraries put in Atlas Systems to deliver the capabilities they need now and to maintain a schedule of regular software enhancements to ensure our services continue to meet their needs.” Aeon 3.7 was released in October 2014; Ares 4.5 was released in December 2014. New releases are schedule for August 2015 and February 2016 respectively.

New licensees since July 2014 include:
Ares

Kent State University (OH)
Miami University (OH)
St. Edward’s University (TX)
ShanghaiTech University (Shanghai, China)
Stonehill College (MA)
University of Maryland, Baltimore – Health Sciences and Human Services (MD)
Western University (Ontario, Canada)

Aeon

Brown University (RI)
College of William and Mary (VA)
Emory University (GA)
Louisiana State University (LA)
Massachusetts Historical Society (MA)
Newberry Library (IL)
Temple University (PA)
University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library (MI)

Atlas also reported Colby College (ME) and the Center for Research Libraries (IL) have subscribed to Concierge for Access Services. Concierge subscriptions include an onsite tune-up every two years; unlimited access to the Video Training Library; technical and editing help with Web pages, Word documents or email messages; and customized care from an Atlas specialist.

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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CONTACT

Dan Specht
CFO/VP for Sales and Marketing
Atlas Systems
(757) 467-7872 ext. 401
dspecht@atlas-sys.com

Atlas Systems One of First Sponsors of the Libhub Initiative

Atlas Systems has joined Innovative and Sirsi/Dynix as the first three sponsors of the Libhub Initiative, as announced March 18, 2015 by Zepheira LLC. The Libhub Initiative was founded by Zepheira to encourage the use of Linked Data to expand Library Visibility on the Web.

In announcing Atlas’ sponsorship Jason Glover, president of Atlas Systems, said “Atlas believes that the Libhub Initiative is an important first step toward allowing libraries to weave their resources and services into mainstream search results in order to provide Web users the highest level of access….Increasingly we see our role as one of fulfillment. As libraries become more visible on the Web a cycle of awareness, interest, request, and fulfillment is created. With ILLiad for resource sharing, Ares for electronic reserves, and Aeon for special collections management Atlas completes the cycle for the Visible Library.”

Read the full announcement here.

Now Available from Library Journal: Atlas/Zepheira Archived Webcast on the Visible Library

On February 26, 2015 Atlas and Zepheira presented a free Library Journal webcast entitled The Visible Library. The webcast featured speakers from Worthington Libraries, Folger Shakespeare Library, and Zepheira and focused on how the Web sees libraries and how libraries can use its power to connect to their communities. The archived version of the webcast is now available for viewing.

The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and shared vocabularies like BIBFRAME and schema.org are changing the way the Web can discover and represent libraries more fully. In this webcast you will:

  • Learn about the current state of library Web visibility based on recent analysis from Zepheira.
  • Learn practical steps you can take to gauge and enrich your library’s Web visibility.
  • See how others are using Web technologies to move beyond the traditional notion of libraries as a physical structure.

ALA/RUSA Names Winner of the 2015 Atlas Systems Mentoring Award for ILL Practitioner

The Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) of ALA has selected the winner of the 2015 Atlas Systems Mentoring Award, Karen Thomas, access services librarian at Krauskopf Library, Delaware Valley College, was named as this year’s recipient as she has demonstrated a passion and need for professional development, networking, education and service to her local community. Sponsored by Atlas Systems, Inc., the award offers $1,250 to a library practitioner new to the field of ILL and resource sharing to fund travel expenses to the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

“The STARS awards provide our section the opportunity to recognize current and future leaders in the field of resource sharing. The STARS/Atlas Systems Mentoring Award allows someone new to the field to attend the ALA Annual Conference and gain valuable experience and mentoring through their connection to STARS,” said Tina Baich, section chair of STARS.

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a Division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Learn more about the association atwww.ala.org/rusa.

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