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OCLC to offer Atlas Systems' free electronic document delivery software

DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 24 August 2011—Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, has announced that OCLC will extend its suite of resource sharing services with Odyssey™ 3.0, the new version of Atlas’ free stand-alone electronic delivery software. Odyssey complements the OCLC ILLiad™ Resource Sharing Management Software that was developed by Atlas Systems and is now distributed by OCLC.

The stand-alone version of Odyssey allows sites to send and receive electronic documents to and from other Odyssey sites, OCLC ILLiad sites, and any other supplier’s software that supports the Odyssey protocol. "Odyssey 3.0 features the ability to send and receive PDF files and allows for users of the stand-alone module to be ‘trusted senders’ with ILLiad partners, resulting in even faster delivery times," says Genie Powell, Chief Customer Officer at Atlas Systems. "In addition, we’ve made it easier to set up and administer Odyssey, making the free software even more attractive."

"The Odyssey stand-alone represents an outstanding opportunity for OCLC members to expand their resource sharing using a free application," says Katie Birch, Director, OCLC Delivery Services. "The partnership between OCLC and Atlas Systems continues to provide industry-leading software opportunities to the resource sharing community."

About Atlas Systems

Atlas Systems is a software development company founded in July 1995 with the mission of developing library automation to “promote library excellence through efficiency.” Atlas is best known for the ILLiad Resource Sharing Management Software, in use in over 1,100 libraries and now distributed by OCLC. Focused on bringing the benefits of automation to library processes that have not been addressed by other software services, Atlas has introduced Ares, an electronic reserves solution, and Aeon, an online request and workflow management system specifically designed for special collections libraries and archives. For more information, visit www.atlas-sys.com..

About OCLC

Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat.org on the Web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, visit the OCLC website at www.oclc.org.

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