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Another announcement from VTLS ..
“We are happy to be able to bring to reality (in the form of a working system) the intellectual work done by the Library of Congress, OCLC, BNF and others in developing the FRBR model,” said Dr. Vinod Chachra, CEO of VTLS Inc. “I believe that the FRBR OPAC will, over time, completely replace the traditional OPAC as it is more user friendly and brings all related materials together in a unified display. Users will expect the capability to place holds at the work, expression or manifestation levels – a feature that only FRBR based systems can deliver. We see FRBR in the future of every library.” [VTLS Inc. | Customer Support]
In January 2003 The Universite catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium continuing its tradition as a Virtua pioneer became the first university library in the world to commit to a production FRBR catalog. Since that time, Vaughn Public Library in Canada has committed to become the first public library to embrace FRBR. [VTLS Inc. | Customer Support]