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Inmagic announces industry’s first social library solution

Press Release: Inmagic, Inc. [January 21, 2009]

Copyright (c) 2009 Inmagic, Inc.

Abstract: Inmagic announced its latest application, Inmagic Presto for Social Libraries. This application is based on the recently released version of Presto – dubbed Presto Social – and is the first to transform libraries from cost centers to productivity centers by leveraging both content and the user community to create rich knowledge networks.


WOBURN, Mass. Today Inmagic announced its latest application, Inmagic Presto for Social Libraries. This application is based on the recently released version of Presto – dubbed Presto Social – and is the first to transform libraries from cost centers to productivity centers by leveraging both content and the user community to create rich knowledge networks.

Presto for Social Libraries builds upon the company’s social knowledge management platform, and is a first for organizations looking to build social libraries that collect, organize, manage, share, and socialize information assets. Presto for Social Libraries creates a SOPAC (Social Online Public Access Catalog) that provides a unique framework for managing and enhancing library collections – augmenting "top-down" vetted information with "bottom-up" social networks. The result is a secure, two-way information exchange that transforms libraries into true collaboration centers.

"Growing numbers of librarians embrace socialization of the library space," says Ann Stringfield, Proprietor of InfoCrofters, an Inmagic Business Partner. "We are transforming libraries from cost centers to productivity hubs, advancing business and social change within our communities."

As this trend takes hold, the question remains how to best make this shift. The concept of a true social library, with tightly integrated content and socialization creating Social Knowledge Networks, is relatively new. Inmagic will explain the process in a free webinar:

Title: "The Social Library – Beyond the Traditional OPAC."

Host: Phil Green, Chief Technology Officer at Inmagic

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 28

Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST

Description: The webinar will introduce Presto for Social Libraries, covering what social libraries are, why they’re generating so much interest among librarians, and steps to a quick and cost-effective implementation.

Audience: Special librarians, research center directors, CIOs, and knowledge management professionals interested in the latest in knowledge management and social knowledge networks.

Registration: Register today!

"The social library is more than just a concept rooted in the promises of library 2.0 and social media," says Green. "It leverages both content and user knowledge in ways never before imagined. By integrating Web 2.0 capabilities, library workflow, information management, and publishing technologies, social libraries extend the value of the special library, and fundamentally change its significance, relevancy, and usefulness."

Join us for this webinar, and learn how Inmagic Presto for Social Libraries:

Incorporates the concept of a SOPAC (Social Online Public Access Catalog), where librarians play a significant role in creating and maintaining the knowledge repository, and patrons add value to the content and share ideas using social media tools.

Reduces costs through improved operational efficiencies and information access, and consolidation of information silos.

Can be implemented in a controlled, content-centric manner, making the introduction of social media non-disruptive.

Social libraries make sense in a variety of environments where vetted and social information exist in concert. With this mixed environment of top-down and bottom-up information, Inmagic Presto for Social Libraries can be oriented to virtually any culture, product, and venture.

About Inmagic, Inc.

Since 1983, Inmagic has helped companies rapidly capture, organize, share, manage, and exploit their collective wisdom. Over 5,000 companies in 100 countries use Inmagic’s Presto and the DB/Text product family to forge Social Knowledge Networks that connect their people and information to gain unprecedented insight into customers, markets, competitors, research, intellectual properties, and more. Find out how much your company really knows. Visit Inmagic at www.Inmagic.com.

Publication Year:2009
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:January 21, 2009
Publisher:Inmagic, Inc.
Company: Inmagic, Inc.
Products: Presto
Subject: Product announcements
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Record Number:14570
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Date Created:2010-02-27 13:49:55