Userful Receives Platinum Award for 3rd year in a row at 2017 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks

Calgary, January 13th, 2017 - Userful Corporation, a lead provider of public computing solutions, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award, for the third time in a row, in LibraryWorks’ third annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score.

Each judge scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc.

Tim Griffin, CTO of Userful says that, “winning this award for the third year year in a row really has proven our main goal, which is to help libraries overcome their public computing headaches and overall improve both the patron and staff experience. We're particularly proud of this award because it's based on customer input and votes from our most valued supporters—our customers.”

Userful Desktop is an all-in-one public computing solution based on a virtual desktop infrastructure. Turnkey and ready to go out of the box, it is locked-down and includes a full suite of public computing features and end user software, and centrally managed through the cloud. Released in 2003 it has helped libraries and public computing sites around the world. Its preeminent features include:

  • Turnkey and ready to go out of the box with support and updates included making it hands off for administrators
  • Lock-down and secure desktops that include all essential features for public computing
  • Centralized cloud management for easy control across multiple sites anywhere in the world

Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager said, “achieving Platinum status three years in a row is a remarkable accomplishment, but then again, we are not surprised that Userful has done it. They’ve been at the forefront of the industry since their company entered the market in 2003.”

For more information about Userful and its products, please visit or call 1-800-301-9018

2017 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

The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services 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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