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"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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Transatlantic Alliance To Transform Library Automation

Game Changing Transaction From Industry Stalwarts

San Diego, CA

A transatlantic alliance between two industry veterans is set to change the face of corporate and special library automation in 2012.

Tony Saadat, President & CEO of Soutron Global and Graham Beastall, Founder & Managing Director of Soutron Limited, had first worked together at Sydney Development Corporation in the mid-80s. Each has since become a high-profile, respected player in his own market: Tony in North America, and Graham in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe.

California-based Soutron Global will become the world headquarters for this powerful partnership, which will deliver innovative Library and Knowledge Management solutions supported by unparalleled customer service with cost efficiencies built-in.

Tony Saadat describes this transaction as a game changer and Soutron systems as “amazingly easy to use. The emphasis on managing digital content and making workflows simple to administer, with total empathy for the challenges libraries face today, has already won many friends and admirers in North America”.

Graham Beastall remarks "Tony has always been at the forefront of applying technology to transform libraries. He is known throughout the library industry as a software executive who listens to his clients and provides inspirational leadership. Now Tony will bring the significant benefits of Soutron’s investment in web technologies to a global audience, while building a pro-active support network for clients across North America.

With customer service at the heart of everything we do, Tony shares our values and has an excellent record of running global library businesses. Our combined expertise will create greater choice for libraries and information centers that want to enhance and expand their services."

At a time when the information industry and libraries are undergoing seismic shifts, the partnership between these two industry veterans demonstrates a long history of continuous support for librarians and information professionals. Combined with game-changing innovation, Soutron Global is a viable and cost-effective solution for clients who want greater value for their money without compromising on unparalleled service.

Soutron’s mission is to help transform libraries in harmony with business strategies, goals and needs. Soutron's key to transforming libraries is to apply the right digital management techniques in the most efficient manner. From the initial conceptualization, to the committed library-business focused process, Soutron is dedicated towards improving and optimizing the use of knowledge assets locally and globally.

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About Soutron Limited

Soutron develops simple and easy to use library automation systems for corporate and special libraries using web technologies. The company, established in 1989, is the longest serving software supplier to special libraries in the UK market. Soutron can be found online at www.soutron.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 can be found online at www.soutronglobal.com.

Knowledge Sharing Innovation Wins Soutron Share of £30m

Derby, Derbyshire

Soutron has taken another step towards recognition as a global provider of digital knowledge management, with an award to part fund a collaborative innovation project.

Long acknowledged for library system innovation, Soutron, in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute, Collections Trust and Knowledge Integration, has won funding from the government-backed Technology Strategy Board for its knowledge sharing innovation project.

The partnership is one of just eight business-led collaborations, including teams led by the BBC, Guardian News and Media and Pearson Education, to share in £3 million government funding for research and development under the umbrella programme Metadata: Increasing the Value of Digital Content.

The programme which, with contributions from the partners involved, is worth £6 million in total, seeks to develop prototypes and demonstrators which have the potential to enter the market within one to two years from completion.

The Soutron-led project, entitled Metadata Encapsulation for Digital Information and Assets (MEDIA), will use an innovative combination of cloud computing services and encapsulation technologies to enable organisations to control and manage digital assets after they have “left” the repository in which they are usually stored.

Graham Beastall, founder and MD of Soutron comments that “Stored digital material is growing at a rate which would have been inconceivable just a few years ago. This funding will accelerate our delivery of a new breed of solutions which will allow professional institutes, museums and other protectors of digital material, to release the value of their assets. It will also facilitate unprecedented innovation in knowledge sharing to realise the full, and currently unknowable, potential of those assets.”

Soutron is already building a reputation for knowledge management expertise alongside its next generation web-based library management solutions and is actively seeking partners to sell its existing knowledge management and library solutions around the globe.

About Soutron Limited

Soutron develops simple and easy to use library automation systems for corporate and special libraries using web technologies. The company, established in 1989, is the longest serving software supplier to special libraries in the UK market. Soutron can be found online at www.soutron.com.

About Technology Strategy Board

The Technology Strategy Board is a business-led government body which works to create economic growth by ensuring that the UK is a global leader in innovation. Sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Technology Strategy Board brings together business, research and the public sector, supporting and accelerating the development of innovative products and services to meet market needs, tackle major societal challenges and help build the future economy. For more information, please visit www.innovateuk.org.