Atlas Systems’ Rich Stryker Passes from Rare Cancer

Atlas Systems sadly announces the passing of Rich Stryker, a long-time member of the Atlas team and Ares Product Liaison. Stryker died on Monday, February 20, 2017 following an extended journey with a rare abdominal cancer (pseudomyxoma peritonei).

Atlas Systems’ President and CEO, Jason Glover, said Stryker exemplified a strong work ethic and dedication to Atlas and its customers. “Rich touched almost every member of the Ares community, serving as the liaison who walked interested prospects through the licensing process. His goal was to ensure that customers and prospects had what they needed to be effective in serving their communities.”

Dan Specht, CFO and vice president of sales and marketing, commented, “I always enjoyed watching people’s reactions when they met Rich in person for the first time. Since most of the initial dialog with libraries interested in Ares was done via webinar, people were amazed when they saw that the gentle, soothing voice from the webinar was attached to a 6-foot-4 rugged hockey goalie.” 

Specht continued, “That voice and caring personality extended far beyond just the Ares community. Rich was one of those people you could always count on. He was a consummate friend, father and family man. The biggest thing I will miss about Rich is the way he had of making you smile and fostering a positive outlook, regardless of what was going on around you."

His easy-going nature and wry sense of humor made it easy to get the Atlas staff and many members of the Atlas product community to rally around him during his illness. Team Stryker offered comfort and support for Rich and his family and raised money for the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in Tennessee, where Rich was being treated. Over the course of his illness, the Atlas Systems extended family raised over $5,000 for the Sarah Cannon Fund.”

Details of Rich’s journey, as well as a link to his obituary and memorial information, are on the Facebook group created for him and his family (http://www.facebook.com/groups/TeamStryker/).

The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers or other personal gifts, a donation be made to the Sarah Cannon Fund sarahcannonfund.org. Donations should be referenced as "Team Stryker" on the In honor of/In memory of line so that they can be accurately tracked.

Atlas Systems Expands Development Team

Atlas Systems Expands Development Team

Company Responds to Growing Interest from Special Collections and Archives Community

 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA –January 26, 2017– Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, announced staff promotions and new staff additions that will strengthen the development team and allow the company to better meet the growing needs and opportunities in the special collections and archives communities.

Matt Calsada will assume a new role as Senior Developer. Dustin Stokes, chief technology officer, commented “Matt has been a key member of the development team for many years. In his new role he will share his experience and technical leadership skills as a mentor to our new staff members.”

Stokes also announced that Dylan Sheffer and Austin Schaffer have joined the development team. “Adding Dylan and Austin helps round out the development team and gives us the resources to work on a variety of new and exciting projects – in addition to continuing to support our core products.”

According to Dan Specht, CFO and vice president for sales and marketing, “Atlas Systems is expanding our role in the archives and special collections communities, from our work as an ArchivesSpace Registered Service Provider to Linked Data and Web Visibility Services. As we learn more about their needs, it’s important that we have the development team in place to enhance our current products and offer new products that respond to those needs. Continuing to grow the Atlas Systems’ staff builds upon our already-strong development team and, under Dustin’s leadership, will help us continue to deliver what our customers and prospective customers want.”

 

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 Ends 2016 with Strong Growth in Sales and Service

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – December 15, 2016 – Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, announced today that 2016 was a strong year for the company, with expanded sales in Ares and Aeon and growth in the number of institutions subscribing to the Concierge Service.

“We know the sales cycle in academic libraries, special collections, and archives can be long, so we are grateful to end 2016 on a high note,” said Dan Specht, Atlas’ CFO/VP Sales and Marketing. “We’ve expanded our reach into different types of institutions and are especially excited about our first Aeon installation in Australia at the University of Melbourne. It’s been a great year, as well, for Concierge as more institutions recognize the value of having extra, expert help for the projects they don’t have time or staff to do.”

Specht says other areas of service will continue to grow in 2017. “Every year we learn more about the needs of the archives and special collections community. In 2016 we became an ArchiveSpace Registered Service Provider and launched ArchivesSpace hosting services. As more ArchivesSpace customers work with us we will better understand how we can enhance this service. We also anticipate growth in the area of Web Visibility Services through our linked data partnership with Zepheira. All in all, we expect 2017 to be another year of innovation for Atlas and our customers.”

New Atlas Systems licensees in 2016 include:

Aeon
Folger Shakespeare Library
New York University
US Military Academy
University of Melbourne
University of North Texas
Washington University in St. Louis, Becker Medical Library

Ares
Binghamton University
Montgomery College
Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
University of California at Merced
University of Regina
University of Winnipeg
West Chester University

Concierge: Access Services
Boston Public Library
Colorado State University
Drake University
Drexel University
Florida Atlantic University
Grinnell College
Iowa State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Purdue University
SUNY Albany
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Connecticut Health Library
Utah State University
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Concierge: Aeon
Folger Shakespeare Library
New York University
US Military Academy
University of Melbourne

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.

                                                                               

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

Atlas Expands Management Team to Strengthen Partnerships and Technology Infrastructure

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – November 2, 2016 – Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, special collections, and archives, announced today two management changes that will strengthen the technology base of the company and its forward-thinking approach to partnerships.

Dustin Stokes, formerly Development Team Leader and Partner Solutions Manager, now joins the Atlas management team as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role he will formally take over the leadership of the development team and continue to lead Atlas’s focus on working with external partners.

Curtis Poston, currently Atlas CTO, assumes the newly-created position of Chief Technology Innovation Officer.

In announcing these management changes, Atlas President and CEO M. Jason Glover said, “As Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Curtis will focus on high-level strategy for internal and external system structure. Dustin and Curtis are an outstanding team and over the last few years have really operated in these roles.  It is a logical progression to formalize the roles and bring Dustin onto the management team.”

According to Poston, “Dustin’s growth and leadership of the development team–as well as his work expanding and strengthening our partner relationships–has allowed me over the past few years to work to refine and strategize the future of our software platforms. Our focus, both internally and externally, is on moving applications to the cloud.  Formalizing Dustin’s role and bringing him onto the management team are a natural extension of the growth of the dev team and Atlas as a whole.”

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 and Zepheira Form Archival Data Partnership

New product will help expose unique collections on the Web

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – June 23, 2016 – Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, and Zepheira, whose Linked Data products and services use the power of Web technologies to increase real world relevance, announce today a joint partnership that will streamline the transformation of archival data to Linked Data. Together the companies will offer a product to convert and deliver archival data to The Library.Link Network. The Library.Link Network is the shared Linked Data platform managed by Zepheira and used by other services to make library, archives, and special collections data visible on the Web. A formal product and process for the transformation and publishing of archival records is expected to be available in late July.

The forthcoming product leverages the current offering of MARC record to Linked Data transformations provided by Zepheira with other library catalog partners to offer a way for archives, special collections, and historical societies to expose their unique collections on the Web for easier discovery. Atlas will utilize Zepheira’s transformation and publishing technologies to convert archival records and reveal them to the Web using Linked Data vocabularies including BIBFRAME. Atlas is a founding member of the Libhub Initiative, which provided the basis for making this product possible.

According to Dan Specht, Atlas CFO and vice president for sales and marketing, “Zepheira has been an outstanding partner from the very beginning. When they first began talking about BIBFRAME and their vision for Linked Data through the Libhub Initiative, we at Atlas Systems recognized the value this would be in helping archives, special collections, and historical societies gain greater visibility and usage of their unique collections. This is an excellent fit for Atlas to complement the tools we deliver through Aeon to the archives and special collections communities.”

Jeff Penka, vice president of product management of Zepheira, added, “Atlas Systems has been on board with us from the start with both the Libhub Initiative and The Library.Link Network. Their focus on fulfillment is a natural and necessary component of our work in using Web technologies and Linked Data to better reveal the wealth of resources memory organizations possess. Once information seekers around the world have the opportunity to know what libraries, archives, and historical societies have in their collections they will want to access what they find. Atlas facilitates that final step–from finding to getting–in an effective, efficient manner.”

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.

About Zepheira
Zepheira is a leading provider of software and services designed to help clients across industries make information available and more prominent on the Web. Founded in 2007, Zepheira has extensive experience creating products and solutions focused on the modernization of library information systems. Zepheira’s founders and staff have played key roles in pioneering the next generation of the Web, including the semantic technology underlying most Web applications. For more information, visit www.zepheira.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 Becomes an ArchivesSpace Registered Service Provider

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – December 22, 2015 – Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, announced today that the company has joined the ArchivesSpace community as a Registered Service Provider. ArchivesSpace is an open source web application for recording, managing, and disseminating information about archival materials.

Commenting on the new relationship, Atlas president Jason Glover said, “As Aeon continues to grow and address the fulfillment and workflow needs of special collections and archives, we are increasingly looking for partnerships that benefit our customers. A majority of our Aeon users have adopted ArchivesSpace for their collection management needs. Becoming a Registered Service Provider demonstrates our commitment to providing support for the ArchivesSpace community.”

Glover noted there are several potential service opportunities in the relationship with ArchivesSpace, including contributing modules for Aeon integration with ArchivesSpace; ArchivesSpace hosting for Aeon customers; and implementation and consulting services. “Our goal is to make integration with ArchivesSpace as seamless as possible for members of our Aeon community,” Glover said.

According to Brad Westbrook, ArchivesSpace program manager, “Atlas Systems’ decision to become an ArchivesSpace Registered Service Provider stands to benefit both the ArchivesSpace and Aeon user communities. Integrating Aeon will extend the utility of ArchivesSpace for ArchivesSpace members that use Aeon and may encourage other ArchivesSpace users to adopt Aeon.

“Having Atlas Systems as a Registered Service Provider will give ArchivesSpace users the choice of another hosting vendor and source of technical and training support,” he added.

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.

About ArchivesSpace

ArchivesSpace continues the project, first realized in the Archivists’ Toolkit and Archon, to produce an open source archives information management application that promotes cost-effective and efficient description, management, and discovery of archival materials.   ArchivesSpace is supported by an active community of more than 250 organizations representing academic, corporate, government, and medical archives. For more information, visit http://www.archivesspace.org/.

 

CONTACT

Dan Specht

CFO/VP for Sales and Marketing

Atlas Systems

(757) 467-7872 ext. #401

dspecht@atlas-sys.com

Renee Chastain Joins Atlas Systems

Library sales veteran to head business development for Aeon special collections management

 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – July 29, 2015 – Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, announced today that Renee Chastain has joined the company in the role of Aeon Business Development Manager. She can be reached at rchastain@atlas-sys.com.

Chastain’s career in library-related sales spans a period of almost twenty years. Prior to joining Atlas, she served as sales manager and regional sales manager for multiple library vendors, most recently for Collection HQ and Alibris for Libraries. Her role with Atlas Systems will take her into the archives and special collections fields as she introduces Aeon to a rapidly growing community of users.

“The highly positive response we’ve seen to Aeon shows that it is playing a significant role in helping archives and special collections librarians better manage their workflow,” commented Dan Specht, CFO and vice president of sales and marketing. “Renee has a deep understanding of the challenges facing today’s libraries and archives. We are delighted to welcome her to the Atlas team and look forward to her helping us continue to bring Aeon into the special collections and archives community.”

“I have spent my career working to help libraries improve service and enhance productivity,” said Chastain. “Atlas has an amazing record of developing software that does just that. Aeon has proven it can revolutionize the way special collections and archives are managed and I am thrilled to have this opportunity to get to know this community better.”

Adopted by more than fifty institutions, Aeon enhances archives and special collections user services by offering researchers the convenience of automated online requesting through a personalized web account. Aeon maximizes staff efficiency while providing unparalleled item tracking, security and statistics.

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.

 

CONTACT

Dan Specht

CFO/VP for Sales and Marketing

Atlas Systems

(757) 467-7872 ext. #401

dspecht@atlas-sys.com

Rich Stryker Assumes Greater Marketing and Sales Role at Atlas Systems

Virginia Beach, VA – September 28, 2015– Atlas Systems has announced that long-time staff member Rich Stryker will take on added responsibilities in the areas of marketing and sales. Recently Stryker primarily has been responsible for Ares sales activities. In this new position he will work more closely with the Aeon and Training and Library Solutions teams to assist with a wide range of marketing and sales activities.

“We continue to be very gratified with the rate at which libraries are adopting Ares, Aeon, and our new training and consulting solutions such as the Video Training Library and the Concierge service,” said Dan Specht, CFO and vice president of sales and marketing. “In addition to adding staff to support our growth we continue to look for ways to extend opportunities to our current staff. Rich excels at managing the day-to-day operations of sales and marketing, including our customer relationship management (CRM) system. This new role will allow him to expand our communications to customers and prospective customers and improve our effectiveness in reaching them.”

Stryker will serve as the marketing and sales contact for CRM activity and continue to be the primary point person for Ares sales activities. In addition he will work closely with Renee Chastain, Aeon business development manager, to help coordinate Aeon sales activities and coordinate with Stephanie Spires, chief service officer, to provide marketing support for the Training and Library Solutions team. He will also serve as the primary liaison between the Atlas Marketing and Events teams for trade shows to ensure a smooth, coordinated exhibit presence.

Atlas Systems Announces Release of Aeon 3.8

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – September 1, 2015 – Atlas Systems announced today the release of the latest version of its Aeon software for special collections and archives. Version 3.8 is now available to the more than fifty institutions that use Aeon to improve service to researchers, track usage statistics, and manage the security of the items in their collections.

Highlights of Aeon 3.8

Improved User Management. Staff will be able to see the status of researchers more easily, which helps maintain the security of items being used.

  • Institutions that choose to do so can associate a photo with a researcher’s account to help better identify the user. A ghost icon will be used for users who do not have a photo in their account.
  • Staff can mark researchers as “Away” for shorter breaks, helping to monitor the comings and goings in the reading room.
  • Users who are marked as “Away” can have a clock symbol on their photo.

Web Page Changes

  • Researchers can now download their request details as an Excel spreadsheet to help them better track their own requests, rather than needing to contact staff for that information.
  • Users can tag their transactions on the Web. This means they can categorize them and filter them to create more usable lists, especially if they have a lot of transactions.
  • Institutions now have the ability to define and enforce stricter password requirements for researchers.
  • Researchers can now request a photoduplication of an item they have already requested.

For more details on the new features and changes in Aeon 3.8 visit https://prometheus.atlas-sys.com/display/aeon/Aeon+3.8+Release+Notes.

Atlas Announces Successful Fundraising Year for Cancer Research

For the second year in a row Atlas Systems staff, customers, and friends showed their generosity in supporting the Sarah Cannon Fund, established by PearlPoint Cancer Support of Nashville, TN.

During the ILLiad Conference in March 2015, $555 was raised during Casino Night. Atlas Systems matched all donations that night for a total of $1,110. In addition, $825 was donated directly to the Fund, bringing the total raised in 2015 to $1,935.

“Our colleague Rich Stryker has been being treated through PearlPoint since 2014,” said Dan Specht, Atlas Systems’ CFO and vice president of sales and marketing. “The extended Atlas family formed Team Stryker to support him in a variety of ways, including raising money for the Sarah Cannon Fund. We are delighted to have contributed nearly $2,000 this year to support the important work of PearlPoint.”

For more information about PearlPoint and the Sarah Cannon Fund visit https://www.pearlpoint.org/.

Atlas Systems Announces Move to New Offices

Effective June 22, 2015 Atlas Systems’ new address will be 5712 Cleveland Street, Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA23462. The move to the new location will allow Atlas to continue to grow and accommodate new staff.

“Atlas Systems has experienced continual growth in ILLiad, Ares, and Aeon,” said Jason Glover, President and CEO. “We are committed to providing the highest level of support for our customers and to enhancing our products on a regular basis. The new space will give us the room we need to add support and development staff as our customer base expands.”

Phone numbers will remain unchanged at the new location.

Is Your Library Ready for Linked Data and BIBFRAME?

Library relevance on the Web begins with visibility. Linked Data and BIBFRAME will play a key role in how the Web understands libraries and reflects what libraries have to offer.

Atlas customers can learn more about Linked Data and the new BIBFRAME environment by participating in Zepheira’s online training curriculum. This course establishes a common vocabulary among various departments and provides a foundation for future work. Attendees from a wide range of departments including Acquisitions/Collection Development, Cataloging, Metadata Librarians, User Services, Web Developers, IT and Administration will benefit from participating in the training curriculum. Read more about the course and its benefits here.

For more details and a short video go to:  http://zepheira.com/solutions/library/training/

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.

 

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.

Atlas Systems Names Heather Black to be Concierge Coordinator

In recognition of the growth of the Concierge Services program, Atlas Systems has created the position of Concierge Coordinator and named Heather Black to fill the role. Concierge is a subscription service for Access Services and Aeon designed to help libraries with special projects, workflow analysis, and overall productivity enhancements.

Black has been a training and library solutions consultant for Atlas Systems since May 2010. In this role, she has provided implementation and continuing education training for ILLiad, Ares, and Aeon; developed self-paced tutorials for the Atlas Video Training Library; and consulted with ILLiad and Ares libraries to improve their workflow efficiency through the Atlas Tune-Up program.

Previously, as a member services librarian for the Bibliographical Center for Research (BCR), she provided resource sharing training and consulting services to a diverse cross-section of communities—from rural public libraries to urban academic settings to statewide library networks.

Black holds an MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has worked in libraries in resource sharing, access services, and collection development.

“Our Concierge customers have provided great feedback on how we can make the service even more valuable to them,” said Stephanie Spires, Chief Service Officer. “Heather brings a customer service focus as well as a full range of experience with libraries and Atlas products. Under her leadership Atlas will be able to offer our customers an even higher level of personal service and support to enrich the experience for current as well as future Concierge customers.”

Libraries Sign On for Atlas Concierge Service

Subscription provides expert help with every day and special projects

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – July 14, 2014 – Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, announced today that since its introduction a year ago the Concierge service has been adopted by thirteen institutions. Concierge provides the expert help staff may need when they don’t have the time or expertise to complete projects. Concierge is available for ILLiad, Ares, and Aeon.

The following institutions now subscribe to Concierge:

Concierge for Access Services (ILLiad and Ares)

University of Wisconsin Platteville

Utica College

The Citadel-Daniel Library

Slippery Rock University

University of Maryland

University of Pennsylvania (PAU)

University of Illinois

Mount Holyoke College

Texas A&M University (Evans Library)

New Mexico State University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Aeon Concierge

University of Pennsylvania

Rockefeller Archive Center

“We developed Concierge based on input from our customers who wanted a service they could access when and where they needed help,” said Stephanie Spires, chief service officer. “With Concierge they receive personalized consultation on new versions of Atlas software, technical and editing help with their web pages, an onsite Tune-up every two years, and more. As a subscriber, they get the help they need from an Atlas staff expert who knows their library.”

Spires said that Atlas is committed to providing Ares and Aeon customers with new product releases every six months. There is also a major ILLiad release annually. New software versions introduce enhanced functionality as well as bug fixes. “Subscribing to Concierge is a great way to ensure software updates happen in a timely manner so that staff are able to benefit from the new capabilities we introduce,” she said.

For more information on Concierge visit http://www.atlas-sys.com/concierge/ or email concierge@atlas-sys.com.

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.

CONTACT

Dan Specht

CFO/VP for Sales and Marketing

Atlas Systems

(757) 467-7872 ext. 401

dspecht@atlas-sys.com

 

Aeon Special Collections Software Experiences 66% Increase in Customer Base

Aeon Special Collections Software Experiences 66% Increase in Customer Base

Growth also seen in Atlas System’s e-reserve software sales and new staff positions

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – June 24, 2014 – Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, announced today the continued growth in sales for Aeon, its special collections management software, and for Ares, its e-reserve software. New staff positions and ILLiad, Ares, and Aeon product releases also were announced.

According to Dan Specht, CFO/VP Sales and Marketing, the user community for Aeon has grown by more than 66% from twenty-six institutions to forty-two. Institutions that have selected Aeon in the past six months include: Center for Jewish History (NY); Pennsylvania State University; Rockefeller Archive Center (NY); University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library; and University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library. Aeon 3.6, released in April, adds new photoduplication functionality as well as other customer-requested enhancements.

The Ares e-reserve user community also continues to expand with almost 100 institutions in the US and Canada currently using the software to enhance service to faculty and students and track and manage copyright. New licensees in the past six months include: Caldwell College (NJ); Concordia University (Canada); University of Portland (OR); Fordham University (NY); Hofstra University (NY); and University of San Diego. Ares 4.4, released June 23, 2014, supports shared reserve lists, among other new functionality added based on customer input.

To meet the needs of its growing customer base, Atlas has added five new staff members including two in customer training, two in IT, and one in administration.

In addition to the Ares and Aeon releases, ILLiad 8.5 for interlibrary loan was released June 1, 2014. This release delivers enhanced borrowing notifications in addition to changes needed to integrate with OCLC WorldShare ILL.

Commenting on the growth in Aeon sales, Specht said “We are gratified by the reception Aeon is receiving in the special collections and archives community. Aeon is increasingly seen as a standard and essential system for managing special collections and archives.” Aeon simultaneously provides benefits in three key areas: service, security, and statistics. The software can be integrated with ILLiad, Compendium’s KnowledgeTracker, OCLC CONTENTdm, Islandora, and other systems to increase overall efficiency in receiving and managing user requests.

Atlas Systems is exhibiting in booth 1023 at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, June 27-30, 2014.

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.

CONTACT

Dan Specht

CFO/VP for Sales and Marketing

Atlas Systems

(757) 467-7872 ext. 401

dspecht@atlas-sys.com

Atlas Systems Closes 2013 with Sales Growth and Product Enhancements for ILLiad, Ares and Aeon

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – January 15, 2014 – Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, has ended the year with significant new sales for Aeon and Ares as well as first-time subscriptions to its new service offering, Concierge. The company also has met its product release goals with new releases for Ares, Aeon and ILLiad in the 4th quarter of 2013.

Highlights of new sales of Aeon for special collections management include five University of California campuses (UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz), University of Maryland, University of Illinois and the Huntington Library.

New sales of Ares e-reserves software include University of Saskatchewan, Wright State University and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Introduced in fall 2013, Concierge is designed to help institutions maximize the ongoing value they derive from using Atlas software while minimizing investments in local staff time and IT resources. Early adopters of Access Services Concierge for ILLiad and Ares include University of Wisconsin – Platteville, Utica College and The Citadel. Aeon Concierge is available to Aeon sites hosted by Atlas Systems.

According to Dan Specht, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Atlas ended 2013 having achieved several important milestones, including growth in sales and a firm product enhancement schedule that customers can count on. “Aeon continues to meet with widespread acceptance in the academic community as increasing numbers of special collections managers and library directors recognize the value automation brings to their users,” he said. “Ares has gained broad visibility in Canada as well as with U.S. libraries that are automating reserves for the first time or moving from an older e-reserves system that no longer meets their needs. Concierge is a new concept for our users who are excited about how Atlas Systems can help them achieve their goals by providing extra hands for day to day work and special projects.”

Specht commented that 2013 was notable also for the product enhancements delivered for ILLiad, Ares, and Aeon. “We are on a firm development schedule now to deliver new product releases for Ares and Aeon every six months and for ILLiad annually. During the last quarter of the year we released Ares 4.3, Aeon 3.5 and ILLiad 8.4. Each of these releases delivers important new functionality that helps our users improve staff productivity and enhance customer service.”

For more information about Concierge, Aeon, and Ares, or to sign up for a web demo, visit www.atlas-sys.com/.

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.

CONTACT

Dan Specht

CFO/VP for Sales and Marketing

Atlas Systems

(757) 467-7872 ext. 401

dspecht@atlas-sys.com