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Testimonials

"Fossil is a fashion/design company, and its library must appeal to creative, artistic people. The look and functionality of Soutron’s OPAC answers this need."

Laura Pike-Seeley, Brand Archivist, Fossil Inc

"The Library of Congress auto-cataloging feature is an invaluable help with the backlog, to lighten the load on a solo librarian."

Penny Lipman, Librarian, Royal Canadian Military Institute

"Soutron Reviews and Ratings feature is a big step forward in enabling us to understand our members needs, so we can make our service better."

Piers Cain, Knowledge Manager, Chartered Management Institute

"I needed a Catalog that would be beneficial and user-friendly to those affected by MS, staff, students, health and social professionals. Soutron has helped me to deliver these important improvements to our library and information service."

Melissa Wyatt, Librarian, Multiple Sclerosis Society

"The Salvation Army Archives, Canada and Bermuda is pleased to partner with Soutron Global in the management and distribution of its on-line heritage War Crys."

Colonel John Carew, Director, The Salvation Army Archives Canada and Bermuda Territory

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Soutron Library Management Improves Access to Research at Innventia

 

Leading Research Company Cites Soutron Flexibility and Simplified Complex Information Access

San Diego, CA

International library transformation company Soutron Global announces that Innventia, a world-leading research and development company for pulp, paper, graphic media, packaging and bio refining, has selected the Soutron Library and Knowledge Management System to radically simplify access to complex assets, after undergoing a long evaluation period. Innventia is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Diverse client organizations place significant demands on the Innventia Information Centre, a unique resource first established in 1945, whose collection consists of books, dissertations, reports, conference proceedings, and more than 500 journal titles. Innventia also host Paperbase, a database produced jointly by CTP, VTT and Innventia to provide its customers with more than 240 000 records of the latest technical, research and business information. Camilla Burman, Manager at the Information Centre is excited to be moving to a fully integrated solution with added features and simpler ways of processing data. She observes, "We need a very flexible database to make it possible to manage our changing needs. Soutron has that built in flexibility without the need for IT expertise."

"Soutron’s Research & Development is driven by client needs" says Graham Beastall, Soutron’s UK Managing Director, "and Innventia is typical of the innovative organizations inspiring us to make Library and Knowledge Management ever more efficient and easy to use, helping to make all kinds of resources more accessible."

The business mission of Innventia is to produce and refine scientific research findings and ideas based on forest raw materials for the benefit of customers throughout the entire value chain. "Soutron’s streamlined processes will help staff to be more productive right away and our adaptable system will readily accommodate further development needs as they arise," states Tony Saadat, President & CEO of Soutron Global.

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About Soutron Global

As a client-driven company with strong award-winning leadership, Soutron Global is a cloud-based Library, Knowledge, and Information Management Solutions provider dedicated to "Managing Library Transformation". Soutron Global partners with special libraries and information centers around the globe to transition them to digital technologies with innovative, easy-to-use high-quality products. Soutron Global can be found online at www.soutronglobal.com.

PG&E Pacific Energy Center Selects Soutron Library Software, Replacing EOS

 

Increased Capabilities, Improved Information Access, Customer Service Cited

San Diego, CA

International library transformation company Soutron Global announces that the Pacific Energy Center, the energy training center for Pacific Gas & Electric, has elected to upgrade to Soutron from their current ILS provider, EOS.

"We are eagerly anticipating our upcoming conversion to the Soutron system. Their support and customer service during this process has been excellent and very much appreciated," states Marlene Vogelsang, Resource Specialist at the PG&E Pacific Energy Center. "The Pacific Energy Center is located in San Francisco, CA and staff there is looking forward to working with Soutron’s California-based implementation team."

Citing the increased capabilities of the fully-modern Soutron cloud-based digital library, knowledge and information management solution, Vogelsang is eagerly anticipating transforming the energy center’s library, further stating: "We are looking forward to increased capabilities and using the multiple portals/OPAC functions to provide improved access to a variety of information/resources and tools to our customers."

"I am pleased to have earned the support of the Pacific Energy Center and am eagerly looking forward to working closely with them again," says Tony Saadat, Soutron Global President & CEO. "Like the management and staff at Soutron, Marlene Vogelsang is a committed library software industry 'power user' who continually offers great ideas to improve people’s access to information thus facilitating knowledgeable decision-making."

"When we designed the Soutron solution in 2007, we knew we needed to create a system based on the workflows of today and deliberately chose not to re-engineer a decades-old system," states Graham Beastall, Soutron's Managing Director. Beastall further comments, "We are gratified that PG&E recognized the transformative nature of Soutron's newly designed information access solution and anticipate easily delivering a modern solution that meets their needs."

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About Soutron Global

As a client-driven company with strong award-winning leadership, Soutron Global is a cloud-based Library, Knowledge, and Information Management Solutions provider dedicated to "Managing Library Transformation". Soutron Global partners with special libraries and information centers around the globe to transition them to digital technologies with innovative, easy-to-use high-quality products. Soutron Global can be found online at www.soutronglobal.com.

SMR International and Soutron Global Announce Strategic Alliance

 

Leaders in Library Automation and Knowledge Services Partner for Mutual Client Support

San Diego, CA

Two international companies with established name recognition in the management of specialized libraries and corporate research centers announced their strategic alliance today. Guy St. Clair, SMR International’s President, and Tony Saadat, Soutron Global’s President and CEO, described the strategic relationship in announcements from New York and San Diego.

SMR International is a New York-based consultancy practice focused on knowledge management (KM), knowledge services, and the role of knowledge strategy in organizational effectiveness, helping organizations in the management of intellectual capital and knowledge assets. Soutron Global provides timely, efficient, and effective enterprise library management services, specializing in removing information access barriers and establishing open access throughout the organization to all information services and resources.

"SMR International has long been a leader in KM, knowledge services and knowledge strategy development," said St. Clair. "We specialize in consulting and strategic learning and our mission is to help organizations re-conceptualize, transform and support new ways of managing 'what they know.' We work with organizations as they transition existing knowledge-focused units into enterprise-wide business units for managing knowledge assets, with the focus on helping managers of specialized libraries and other research facilities provide the best services they can for their clients. Soutron Global has the same commitment to excellence. SMR and Soutron's corporate leaders have worked together for nearly ten years, so for us and for our customers, this partnership is a very 'natural' fit. Here at SMR International, we are extremely pleased to be affiliated with Soutron Global."

Tony Saadat agrees. "This is what I want to emphasize," Saadat said as he and St. Clair announced the Soutron Global/SMR International strategic alliance. "Both of our companies are known for the quality of work with clients and we don’t see any other result from this cooperative relationship than continued – and strengthened – services for our customers. For both SMR and Soutron, the highest standards of customer service have been our hallmark and we fully expect this level of service to continue. We look forward to this strong collaboration with SMR."

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About SMR International

SMR International is a New York-based consultancy practice established to help companies and organizations explore alternative future programs and then to craft these visions into functional definition. The result is the development of a knowledge culture, an organizational environment enabling accelerated innovation, better contextual decision-making, strengthened research, and enterprise-wide knowledge asset management. SMR is online at www.smr-knowledge.com.

About Soutron Global

As a client-driven company with strong award-winning leadership, Soutron Global is a cloud-based Library, Knowledge, and Information Management Solutions provider dedicated to "Managing Library Transformation". Soutron Global partners with special libraries and information centers around the globe to transition them to digital technologies with innovative, easy-to-use high-quality products. Soutron Global is online at www.soutronglobal.com.

Energy Institute (EI) switches to Soutron from InMagic®

 

Soutron Library & Knowledge Management solution to help EI meet strategic goals

San Diego, CA

International library transformation company Soutron Global announces that the Royal chartered Energy Institute (EI) has chosen to switch from Inmagic® to Soutron for their Library and Knowledge Management solution. The EI is the professional membership body for the energy industry, supporting over 16,000 individuals and 250 companies across 100 countries.

"The EI is pleased to be building upon our long-standing relationship with Soutron, dating back some 20 years. Our partnership with Soutron and their experience and knowledge of the EI meant they have been able to deliver a comprehensive solution that meets our specific needs. This new system will enable us to search, present and relate data and information to ensure an increased level of interaction for our members," states Gareth Parkes, Knowledge Manager, Energy Institute (EI). "The team at Soutron has been approachable, engaging and easy to work with. For a development project with a number of intricacies, the Soutron team worked hard to manage these complexities and find solutions to any challenges we have thrown at them. We look forward to continuing to work with Soutron to enhance the capacity and capability of our new system."

Graham Beastall, Soutron’s Managing Director comments, "Soutron has a long history with the Energy Institute and we are very excited to build on our past successes and power into the future with them."

The strategic goals of the EI include facilitation of the development and dissemination of energy knowledge in addition to good practices to energy professionals, students, and the general public in order to support a secure, sustainable energy system. It does so by offering learning and networking opportunities to all those studying or working in energy and by providing a scientific and technical reservoir of knowledge for the industry. The proven Soutron Knowledge Management software will allow the EI to give their members greater accuracy and freedom of access to their resources.

"We are delighted to have been selected to help the EI improve and streamline their library processes, and are looking forward to providing the levels of good practice and professionalism that the EI champions within the energy sector," states Soutron Global President & CEO, Tony Saadat.

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About the Energy Institute

The Energy Institute (EI) is the leading chartered professional membership body for the energy industry, supporting over 16,000 individuals working in or studying energy and 250 energy companies worldwide. The EI provides learning and networking opportunities to support professional development, as well as professional recognition and technical and scientific knowledge resources on energy in all its forms and applications. The EI’s purpose is to develop and disseminate knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system. A registered charity, the EI serves society with independence, professionalism and a wealth of expertise in energy matters. For more information, please visit www.energyinst.org.

About Soutron Global

As a client-driven company with strong award-winning leadership, Soutron Global is a cloud-based Library, Knowledge, and Information Management Solutions provider dedicated to "Managing Library Transformation". Soutron Global partners with special libraries and information centers around the globe to transition them to digital technologies with innovative, easy-to-use high-quality products. Soutron Global can be found online at www.soutronglobal.com.

SLA Presidents Discuss How to Establish the "Relevancy Level" for Specialized Libraries

 

Transforming Libraries: SLA President Deb Hunt and SLA Past-President Guy St. Clair

San Diego, CA

International library transformation company Soutron Global announces its sponsorship of a new SLA seminar discussing how to establish special library relevancy. The seminar is scheduled for June 10th from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm at the San Diego Marriott Marquis Hotel during the SLA 2013 Conference. SLA President Deb Hunt (Information Edge) and SLA Past-President Guy St. Clair (SMR International) will be the guest speakers.

Establishing library relevancy levels and ensuring your strategic vision of those relevancy levels is in synch with current knowledge management practices is a challenge all specialized libraries face today. According to Guy St. Clair: "All libraries are fighting the transformation battle. As specialist librarians and strategic knowledge professionals, it's our job to ensure that the libraries we manage meet the needs of our parent organizations. How do we do that? Simple. We put ourselves forward as knowledge thought leaders, demonstrating to others in the organization - including senior management - that our libraries are relevant."

According to SLA President Deb Hunt, a pressing question many special librarians face today is: "How do we transform ourselves and the places we work or consult in so that others understand the value we bring to the table?"

At this interactive seminar Deb Hunt and Guy St. Clair will share their insights about library strategic vision, current knowledge management/knowledge services practices, and getting a seat at the table when corporate decisions are made about the management of information, knowledge, and strategic learning. You'll learn whether your specialized library is as relevant as it could be and you'll hear about how other specialist librarians moved their libraries to increased organizational and/or corporate relevance. During this session, Soutron Global (booth #424) will also briefly showcase how their transformational library, information, and knowledge management solutions can easily help make your library assets more strategically relevant and easily accessible.

Please RSVP to reserve your seat by registering on our website.

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About Soutron Global

As a client-driven company with strong award-winning leadership, Soutron Global is a cloud-based Library, Knowledge, and Information Management Solutions provider dedicated to "Managing Library Transformation". Soutron Global partners with special libraries and information centers around the globe to transition them to digital technologies with innovative, easy-to-use high-quality products. Soutron Global can be found online at www.soutronglobal.com.