(Carlsbad, CA – June 25, 2004) Market Leader EOS International is pleased to announce that The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), which opened in July 2000 as a national information and resource hub relating to all aspects of sexual violence, has selected EOS.Web to improve information access and increase collection visibility. A project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), the oldest and one of the largest state sexual assault coalitions, NSVRC is funded through a grant from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Violence Prevention.
EOS.Web is a state-of-the-art, customizable, integrated library automation system. It can be implemented as a local, in-house solution or used in conjunction with the innovative EOS e-Library Service®, a trusted ASP-hosted Web services option available from EOS International. Due to EOS.Web OPAC, the NSVRC collection is available for public searching at http://www.nsvrc.org. Choosing to implement their solution using the ASP-hosted option has freed the center from having to provide and maintain server hardware, server administration, upgrades and other technical tasks.
“Now we can spend more time on our call center operations instead of IT issues and continue to look for ways to increase our collection exposure with other public health department collections,” states Beth Transue, NSVRC Librarian. “Plus, we hadn't expected that with EOS.Web we would be able to hire part-time librarians to handle cataloging backlogged materials who would work from home,” says Transue. “One huge unexpected benefit of EOS.Web is that now we can work with staff modules and catalog from anywhere.”
NSVRC houses a comprehensive database containing the library collections of both NSVRC and PCAR, and acts as a distribution center for information, statistics, and resources related to sexual violence. It's not the least bit unusual for information specialists at NSVRC to be called upon to assist writers and fact-checkers for entertainment shows such as ‘Law and Order' or LifeTime Television.
“Flexibility of EOS.Web Cataloging system lets us catalog a wide variety of media and to provide the public Web access to those materials,” states Transue. “Access is very quick and it's easier to direct users to information. It really helps us do our jobs better on a day-to-day basis.”
“With EOS.Web OPAC, it's so much easier for users to search now. Many more people are searching and utilizing materials that had been used infrequently before,” states Donna Greco, the Education and Resources Coordinator for PCAR. “Now we can catalog some prevention material title collections in other languages, such as Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian for the international community. I particularly like the ability to create special title lists for prevention materials written in Spanish.” This enables the library to provide a series search on a title such as ‘child sexual abuse prevention.'
EOS International is a leading global library information management software and services provider with a client base of over 3,000 special libraries. A client-driven company nominated for a Computerworld Smithsonian award, EOS library automation software products (EOS.Web Express, EOS.Web™ Enterprise, EOS Q-Series, EOS GLAS®, and hosted, EOS e-Library Services) serve the stringent knowledge and content management needs of corporate, legal, medical, government and special libraries of all sizes. EOS International can be found online at www.eosintl.com.