Userful Receives Platinum in 2016 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks for the Second Year in a Row

December 11, 2015, Calgary, Alberta -- Userful, a leading company in desktop virtualization , is pleased to announce it has received its second consecutive Platinum award in LibraryWorks’ annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs).

The MLAs were created to recognize the top products in the library. Products were submitted and then posted on a private site for voting by up to 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Customers who had experience with a product were eligible to judge,and awarded Userful the Platinum distinction for the second year in a row.

“Landing top prize two years running is a great honor and reiterates the importance of a product like Userful Desktop in libraries.” says Tim Griffin, founder and CTO of Userful Corporation. “Our goal is to eliminate the stress and costs that deploying a computer system usually brings, and receiving this award proves that we are achieving this goal.”

Userful Desktop virtualization solution allows libraries to easily deploy more public access computers with less hardware, less maintenance, less money, and greater control over the desktop experience. Key features include:

  • Up to twenty desktops powered through one PC to drastically reduce hardware, software and electricity costs
  • A locked-down desktop that is tamper-proof and immune from viruses and malware, and includes time and print management as well as other public computing features
  • Full support, including patches, upgrades and updates, as well as friendly, toll-free telephone support to reduce the time library IT staff spend maintaining and supporting public computers

Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager said, “It’s hardly a surprise that Userful scored so well. They’ve been at the forefront of the industry since their company entered the market in 2003.”

For more information about Userful Desktop for your organization, please contact Leonardo Jenkins at or at 1.866.873.9124.

2016 Platinum Modern Library Award

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About Userful

Userful Corporation is a leading desktop virtualization software company that makes it simple and affordable for organizations to implement and centrally manage virtual computers. Userful supports virtualization deployments from desktops to touch-screens and beyond, with exceptional performance, unique flexibility and at the lowest cost on the market. Userful is the trusted provider of over 1 million virtual computers in over 100 countries and works with zero- and thin-client devices from world-class partners such as ViewSonic, Thinglobal, Atrust, Centerm and HP.

About LibraryWorks

LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.

About the Modern Library Awards Program

Modern Library Awards (MLAs), a product-review program designed to recognize elite products in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.

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