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April 10, 2024

Soutron Global Soutron Client Advisory Group advises on Soutron AI (Artificial Intelligence) initiatives and alignment with new developments. Soutron Global, an internationally recognized provider of information management solutions for corporate libraries and digital archives, recently held a client advisory meeting on AI initiatives that focused on how to make AI beneficial to the industry. Attendees included representatives from clients in the pharmaceutical, engineering, legal, energy, manufacturing, medical, electronic industries, in addition to membership organizations. At the meeting, potential areas of AI interest were discussed, including new methods of streamlining workflows and creating new efficiencies, while seeking balance and benefit alignment with the diverse Soutron client base of special libraries and archives. [Full Announcement].

March 26, 2024

Soutron Global Soutron announces new blog resource: Advantages of advancing your information management with Soutron and SharePoint integration. Soutron Global announced the availability of a new blog resource to help information professionals understand how to use Soutron in conjunction with SharePoint titled "Advantages of Advancing Your Information Management with Soutron and SharePoint Integration to Increase Findability and Usability." This comprehensive blog post explores the challenges faced by organizations struggling with information sprawl and the limitations of using just MS365/SharePoint folders for document management. It highlights how Soutron's integration with SharePoint offers a powerful solution to enhance information findability and knowledge discovery. [Full Announcement].

March 5, 2024

Soutron Global Soutron celebrates 35 years of innovation in information management for special libraries, knowledge management, and archives. Soutron Global is commemorating its 35th anniversary, a milestone that highlights the company's enduring commitment to enabling information professionals to provide access to information. Since 1989, Soutron's founder Graham Beastall's core vision was to be dedicated to supporting librarians, archivists, and information professionals in their mission to transform information access, empower knowledge discovery and to take advantage of the latest database technology, a vision that remains as important as ever. Soutron was one of the first companies to bring an integrated library management system to the UK market and this pioneering spirit enabled the library of a top London law firm to implement the firm's very first computer network in the early ‘90s. Soutron continued to evolve and adapt, being an early adopter of web-based technology. It was in 2007 that Graham Partridge, a Soutron client of 10 years, joined Soutron to develop a true web integrated application utilizing a relational database which has evolved into the flexible Soutron Library & Information Management system. [Full Announcement].

March 1, 2024

Soutron Global Soutron celebrates 35 years of innovation in information management for special libraries, knowledge management, and archives. International library, information, knowledge management and archives solution leader Soutron Global is commemorating its 35th anniversary, a milestone that highlights the company's enduring commitment to enabling information professionals to provide access to information. Since 1989, Soutron's founder Graham Beastall's core vision was to be dedicated to supporting librarians, archivists, and information professionals in their mission to transform information access, empower knowledge discovery and to take advantage of the latest database technology, a vision that remains as important as ever. Throughout its 35-year history, Soutron has supported hundreds of clients in implementing transformative solutions, such as Peer Document Review for capturing internal knowledge and creating a combined library and archive solution to provide a complete information resource management solution. This rich experience has provided a unique perspective and deep understanding of the evolving needs of information professionals. [Full Announcement].

February 27, 2024

Soutron Global Soutron streamlines access to special collections at St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society Library. Soutron Global announced that the St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society Library, renowned for its vast collection of local history materials, has leveraged Soutron's library management system to ensure the protection, discoverability, and accessibility of its invaluable resources. The special collections at SAHAAS Library are a historian's dream, comprising rare books, maps, and photographs, many dating back to the 1600s. [Full Announcement].

February 13, 2024

Soutron Global Legal Librarians Spring Roundtable to be held at Cooley LLP in Boston, MA, hosted by Soutron Global. Soutron Global opens registration for their Legal Librarians Spring Roundtable to be held at Cooley LLP on March 13th, following on from the legal roundtable to be held in Washington DC on March 12th. At the Boston, MA roundtable, Systems and Knowledge Management Manager Brian McCann of Stinson LLP will share how his information team has utilized Soutron's database to leverage and maximize their information resources for the firm's practice groups. This is an opportunity to learn from Stinson's successes, ask questions, and contribute your own ideas to the discussion.Emerging ILS use cases in legal research, the value of personalized knowledge research portals for practice groups, and techniques for effective knowledge management will also be discussed at the roundtable. [Full Announcement].

February 6, 2024

Soutron Global Legal Librarians Spring Roundtable to be held at Cooley LLP in Washington DC, hosted by Soutron Global. Soutron Global opens registration for their Legal Librarians Spring Roundtable to be held at Cooley LLP on March 12th. At the Washington DC roundtable, Systems and Knowledge Management Manager Brian McCann of Stinson LLP will share how his information team has utilized Soutron's database to leverage and maximize their information resources for the firm's practice groups. This is an opportunity to learn from Stinson's successes, ask questions, and contribute your own ideas to the discussion. Emerging ILS use cases in legal research, the value of personalized knowledge research portals for practice groups, and techniques for effective knowledge management will also be discussed at the roundtable. [Full Announcement].

January 23, 2024

Soutron Global Soutron Global publishes resourceful article about modernizing library and archive information management Systems. Soutron Global announces the availability of an insightful new article regarding modernizing library and archive information management systems titled "4 Adverse Impacts of Not Modernizing Special Library and Archive Technologies." This article serves as a resource for library, archive, and information professionals who are looking for guiding points regarding reasons they should strive to modernize their library and archive technologies. The article delves into many aspects of technology modernization in special libraries and archives, highlighting the immediate and long-term consequences of not updating these systems, including security vulnerabilities and economic strains. Furthermore, it provides a detailed analysis of the impacts on organizational efficiency and access to information. [Full Announcement].

January 16, 2024

Soutron Global Soutron Global expands Their Partner Program to Resellers and New International Regions. Soutron Global announces the expansion of their Partner Program to resellers and new international regions, providing our partners the benefit of expanding their portfolios and growing their business. [Full Announcement].

December 19, 2023

Soutron Global Latest Soutron Client Advisory Group Meeting Reviews Managing Electronic Materials. Soutron Global announces that the latest Client Advisory Group meeting met the last week of November for a lively discussion regarding managing electronic materials. Key clients from the legal, publishing, educational, health and electronics sectors met with Soutron Vice-President of Research & Development Graham Partridge to discuss the challenges with storing, copyright restrictions, displaying, playing, along with access & security were discussed in the lively Q&A session. [Full Announcement].

December 6, 2023

Soutron Global Soutron Global launches information science career page for librarians and archivists. Soutron Global announces the launch of an Information Science Career Page for Librarians and Archivists. On this page we speak to a divergent group of industry veterans who use Soutron to manage information, records, and archive at their organizations. [Full Announcement].

November 28, 2023

Soutron Global Knowledge Creation Workflows and Training reviewed in latest Vertical Files Soutron Global Podcast. Soutron Global announces the availability of the latest “Vertical File” podcast hosted by John Connolly, MLIS, PMP. This latest podcast features Adam Spacht, founder of KAS Concepts, the home of No Boring Training, which facilitates the design, development, and delivery of effective training sessions. To create a training program that can move an organization towards achieving strategic goals, such as increased revenue generation, Spacht illustrates the need to have buy-in at the very top of an organization, in addition to an organizational culture that is unafraid to identify shortfalls. [Full Announcement].

November 7, 2023

Soutron Global Frostburg State University selects customizable Soutron to house their digital collection archive. Soutron Global announced that Frostburg State University has selected the customizable Soutron Archive Management System to manage their digital collection archive. Frostburg State University is a public university in Frostburg, Maryland. With no way to display their collection of digitized photos, the library at FSU embarked on a digital collection project to source a software solution that would provide a way for the public to view the collection. With the Soutron integrated search portal, Frostburg has complete control over how their digital collection is displayed and accessed, enabling the university to improve user experience when searching their digital collections. [Full Announcement].

October 12, 2023

Soutron Global Value of applied ontology and taxonomical classification in information science discussed in latest Soutron podcast. Soutron Global announced the availability of the latest “Vertical File” podcast hosted by John Connolly, MLIS, PMP. This latest episode discusses ontologies and taxonomies with Brian Donohue, PhD, the Senior Manager of Ontology and Data Modeling at Capital One, where he facilitates information and data management using applied ontology, taxonomies, and technology tools. [Full Announcement].

October 3, 2023

Soutron Global Latest Soutron Global Vertical Files Podcast discusses lessons learned and managing knowledge in project teams. Soutron Global announces the availability of a new “Vertical File” podcast hosted by John Connolly, MLIS, PMP that features a discussion with Megan Johnston, the Lead Consultant at Analyte Projects, Ltd. Megan has extensive experience as a Project Management Office manager and project manager, writes a regular newsletter called The Generalist PM on Substack, and is an active contributor on both LinkedIn and with the Project Management Institute. [Full Announcement].

September 20, 2023

Soutron Global Soutron's new podcast explores the significance of information science in corporate librarian roles. Soutron Global announces the availability of the latest “Vertical File” podcast hosted by John Connolly, MLIS, PMP that features a discussion with Brian McCann, a knowledge manager and librarian for an AMLAW 200 law firm in Kansas City, Missouri. A volunteer and advocate for libraries of all kinds, Brian is active in his information management community and on social media. Brian has also launched a new TikTok channel called LibraryDad in which he dispels myths and gives inside information about libraries and the issues they face today. [Full Announcement].

September 12, 2023

Soutron Global Soutron releases new information resource management system (IRMS) for centralized control of information resources. International library, archives, information, and knowledge management solutions market leader Soutron Global announces the availability of the Soutron Information Resource Management System to help organizations provide centralized control of their physical and digital information resources, ensuring information governance and business rules are met. [Full Announcement].

August 15, 2023

Soutron Global Soutron Global discusses knowledge transfer gap in human resource information management solutions in latest podcast. Soutron Global announced the availability of a new “Vertical File” podcast hosted by John Connolly, MLIS, PMP that features a lively discussion with Patricia Heath, PMP, SHRM-SCP covering knowledge transfer, SharePoint silos, onboarding challenges, documenting and retrieving work product, and the need for APIs with strong metadata to tie applications together. In this podcast, Connelly discusses the value of using technology to facilitate true learning and how to navigate that landscape with a human touch, especially with regards to onboarding, offboarding, and succession planning. Heath concurs with the issues, stating that a lot of time is spent archiving data in HR systems. The challenge is how to manage and transfer the knowledge that is needed to do the job. If it is not documented, it is not remembered. [Full Announcement].

July 12, 2023

Soutron Global Soutron Global publishes profile about Soutron's usage in the legal industry. Soutron Global announced the availability of a comprehensive company profile that elaborates on its pioneering Library Management System designed explicitly for law libraries. Written by Sarah Sutherland, named one of the Fastcase 50 in 2022, this article underscores the system's robust features, user testimonials, and the potential benefits for law organizations worldwide. [Full Announcement].

June 28, 2023

Soutron Global Soutron Global presented at BIALL Product Showcase: How Law Firms can Go Beyond Your Library. Soutron Global announced that at the recent BIALL conference, Graham Partridge, our resident legal librarian and VP of Research and Development, provided insights into the latest updates to the Soutron solution for the legal industry. Graham's ‘vision for one legal taxonomy' was presented, thanks to the recently re-engineered poly-hierarchical thesaurus, now available with API access which permits library teams to share and integrate taxonomies with other applications used across the firm. [Full Announcement].

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