VTLS Inc. is a company providing library automation software and services mostly to government and university customers. VTLS counts over 900 libraries in 32 countries. VTLS is also one of the few ISO 9001:2000 quality-certified companies within the library industry. VTLS Inc. is based in Blacksburg, Virginia
Blacksburg, Virginia
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United States
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, and has offices in Brazil
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, Canada
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, France
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, India
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, Malaysia, Spain
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 and Switzerland
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VTLS began as Virginia Tech Library Systems, an automated circulation and cataloguing system created for Virginia Tech Newman Library in 1975. VTLS was started as a for-profit company in 1985 by Dr. Vinod Chachra, who is still CEO of the company.

In the 1980s, Chachra and Virginia Tech Library Systems worked with Fred Glazer
Fred Glazer
Frederic Jay Glazer was an American librarian and director of the West Virginia Library Commission from 1972 to 1996. Nicknamed the "P.T...

 of the West Virginia Library Commission to develop a statewide library automation network, which has become a model for other library networks.


  • Virtua, Integrated Library System
    VITAL is a suite of digital asset management products by VTLS based on the open source Fedora architecture.It was unveiled at the 2004 American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting. Version 2.0 was released November 29, 2005 after acceptance testing by Australian Research Repositories Online to...

    , Digital and institutional repository solution
  • Visualizer, Facet based search tool
  • Fastrac, RFID Circulation Management
  • VTLS Digital Imaging, Digital Imaging
    Digital imaging
    Digital imaging or digital image acquisition is the creation of digital images, typically from a physical scene. The term is often assumed to imply or include the processing, compression, storage, printing, and display of such images...

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