Atlas Systems Closes FY2017 with Sales and Service Growth

Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, special collections, and archives announced today their end-of-fiscal-year results, summarizing growth in sales as well as an expansion of their service offerings.

“As we get ready to close the books on FY2017, we are grateful to our customers and our partners for their continued trust in and support of Atlas Systems,” said Dan Specht, CFO and vice president of sales and marketing. “This has been an especially exciting year in the adoption of Aeon in the special collections and archives community. More than sixty institutions now use Aeon and we continue to grow our international Aeon presence, including our first Aeon implementation in Australia.”

 Newest Aeon Customers

  • Brown University (John Hay Library), RI
  • Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC
  • Georgetown University, Washington DC
  • Hoover Institution Library & Archives, CA
  • New York University, NY
  • University of California, Davis, CA
  • University of Melbourne, AU
  • University of North Texas, TX
  • University of Texas at Austin, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, TX

Along with new sales for Aeon, Specht said support for Access Services remains strong. More than 120 institutions now use Ares to manage course reserves and ILLiad licensees continue to recognize the value of periodic review of their processes with Tune-ups and Concierge help with projects they don’t have the time or expertise to do.

Newest Ares Customers 

  • Binghamton University, NY
  • Montgomery College, MD
  • Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, CN
  • University of California, Merced, CA

While continuing ongoing support for the Access Services community, Specht said that Atlas Systems is also gaining a better understanding of additional ways to serve the special collections and archives community. This includes the partnership with ArchivesSpace that enables Atlas to offer server hosting, data conversion, and implementation services to ArchivesSpace users. Atlas also has greatly expanded its documentation and offerings in the Video Training Library to assist institutions as they implement and use ArchivesSpace software.

Newest ArchivesSpace Hosting Customers

  • Bryd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, NY
  • Millersville University, PA
  • Northern Kentucky University, KY
  • Northwestern University, IL
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

This fiscal year Atlas Systems also introduced Web Visibility Services, in partnership with Zepheira and the Library.Link Network. Atlas Systems’ Web Visibility Services transform an institution’s special collections content into Linked Data where it can be found in Web searches or used in communication channels such as social media, blogs, newsletters, or event calendars. “Over the past year we have expanded the services Atlas Systems provides to help special collections, archives, and historical societies increase efficiency and enhance delivery of service,” Specht said. “We’ve focused attention on how we interact with other systems to deliver a seamless integration—whether it’s Linked Data, ArchivesSpace, an integrated library system, or other systems used to manage offsite storage or digital assets. We are gratified that the special collections, historical society, and archives communities are turning to Atlas Systems to provide the solutions they need to manage access to their collections and increase their visibility.”

Atlas Systems will be at the ALA Annual Conference June 23-26, 2017 (Booth #1729) to discuss Ares, Aeon, ArchivesSpace, and Web Visibility Services.

In summing up the fiscal year, Specht commented that it was a year of enhanced learning for Atlas Systems. “This year we really gained clarity of focus on the two distinct communities we are well suited to serve—Access Services and Special Collections/Archives. We are excited about the possibilities of enhanced communication with all our customers through our new Community Center and look forward to continued growth in the special collections/archives area where we can make a significant difference in the way institutions manage their collections and meet the fulfillment needs of their researchers.”