"The implementation of Virtua and Chamo represents a key turning point towards the modernization of our Library. Within a reasonable budget, VTLS has enabled us to create a standard catalog, which permits the exchange and implementation of records from the Catalan Union Catalog (CCUC) and other international libraries." - Montserrat Bergadà.
Virtua is a full-function library management system, providing management of circulation, cataloging, serials, acquisitions, course reserves and more. All functions are fully integrated, allowing any staff user to access any function at any time according to their library-assigned permissions.
The Windows-based Virtua Profiler makes setting and changing system parameters easy. Everything from circulation policies to user permissions can be set up, viewed and modified through this easy-to-use interface.
Virtua’s InfoStation provides a large library of reports, each with options for customizing the output to meet your specific requirements. InfoStation also allows the automation of routine system tasks, automatically delivering reports to your mailbox to reduce your management effort – which means reduced operational costs.
Support of standards means interoperability. Virtua integrates with many of the most popular specialized library software and content solutions, including Syndetics content enrichment, OverDrive e-books, Comprise PC reservation and print management, iTiva automated telephone notification as well as most self-check and RFID circulation solutions. In addition, Virtua allows data exchange with your student information system or financial management system.
While some ILS software is tailored to fit a specific type of library, Virtua works for libraries of all sizes and types due to solid architecture and extensive parameterization. Virtua is scalable to support everything from small libraries to some of the world’s largest institution and consortia. Our Software as a Service option provides easy implementation without hardware procurement or technical staff.
Consortium management means more than just a shared system with Virtua. Virtua Consortium software provides complete control over not only circulation policies but also creation and editing of all local data as well as, fully independent (and secure) acquisitions and financial management.
Virtua’s web interface is Chamo, which provides a full-function library centered social web OPAC. Chamo can be extended to provide web-scale discovery across multiple resources with Visualizer.
For libraries wanting to set themselves apart from other libraries using generic discovery interfaces, custom Drupal modules are available (along with design and implementation assistance) for creating your own unique web interface with Drupal.