We are very excited about the new, recently-formed partnership between OHIONET and Atlas Systems, Inc.! In addition to the success that Atlas has had with ILLiad, a total management system for Interlibrary Loan, they have been expanding their product line to provide additional services which will fill a need with many of our OHIONET libraries.
Last spring, OHIONET introduced AEON to libraries as a management tool for special collections. AEON is a circulation and request management software designed by special collections librarians to improve user service and maximize staff efficiency while providing unparalleled item tracking, security and statistics. Atlas has continued to develop AEON and most recently added photo duplication, digital management and order Processing.
OHIONET now offers an Atlas Annual Training Subscription to ILLiad libraries that will make it easier and more affordable to train new staff on ILLiad or provide refresher training for current staff. Libraries will only be able to purchase the Annual Training Sub through Networks.
Course Reserves and eReserves have become quite a challenge for many academic libraries and Atlas has developed ARES to provide a comprehensive interface and management system that will dramatically help libraries in this area. We are particularly excited about ARES as it is compatible with Blackboard. Through ARES, libraries can easily secure copyright permissions for their electronic reserves materials using either the standard rights management gateway or the new annual subscription service from the Copyright Clearance Center.
To find more information on these exciting new products, including online demos, click here, and choose "AEON" or "ARES."