Two Texas Regional Library Systems are awarded grant for automation upgrade
Austin, Texas – November 2, 2009
The Alamo Area Library System (AALS) today announced that Biblionix has been awarded the project and contract for data migration and web hosted automation services for Fiscal Year 2010 for 24 public libraries. The 24 libraries are located in the AALS and CTLS (Central Texas Library System) regional systems. They range in size up to 68,000 items and 216,000 annual circulation.
“The award of this contract was made on the basis of overall value and quality of the system and services to be provided to our participating libraries,” said Kathryn Sturtz, Coordinator of the Alamo Area Library System in San Antonio, Texas and administrator of the project.
The AALS and the CTLS, in a cooperative effort, applied for a Systems Competitive Grant through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The grant was awarded and an RFP process was conducted. Funds from this grant, plus funds from the Austin-based Tocker Foundation will provide the funding for the project.
The libraries will receive one year of service of Biblionix’s Apollo Automation Service™, Content Café2®, and Melpomene ILL Tracking™. Each library is provided a test/training period using Apollo with migrated data, and each can migrate on its own schedule. It is expected that all will be migrated by Spring of 2010.
“We’re gratified to have been selected and delighted to bring the benefits of Apollo to these libraries. With these additions, Apollo will be used by 43% of CTLS libraries.” said Alexander “Xan” Charbonnet, Biblionix founder. “With our devotion solely to non-big city public libraries, we look forward to providing our highly regarded customer service to these new members of the growing Apollo family.”
The participating libraries in AALS are:
Camp Wood Public Library, Tye Preston Memorial Library, Castroville Public Library, Driscoll Public Library, Falls City Public Library, Sam Fore Jr. Wilson County Public Library, Karnes City Public Library, Kenedy Public Library, Lakehills Area Public Library, Pleasanton Public Library, Poteet Public Library, Runge Public Library, and Universal City Public Library. The participating libraries in CTLS are East Travis Gateway Library District, Goldthwaite Public Library, Johnson City Library District, Llano County Library System, Mart Public Library, Mount Calm Public Library, Navasota Public Library, Pflugerville Public Library, San Saba Public Library, Valley Mills Public Library, and Lake Whitney Public Library.