San Diego, CA – November 13, 2014 – International library transformation company Soutron Global announces that The Egypt Exploration Society has selected Soutron as their long-term library management solution provider.
Founded in 1882 as The Egypt Exploration Fund, the society has offices in both London and Cairo. The Society's Ricardo Caminos Memorial Library houses a collection of some 20,000 monographs, series, journals and maps, and its Lucy Gura Archive contains the results of over 130 years' excavations.
Its mission is to explore ancient Egyptian sites and monuments, to create a lasting record of the remains, to generate enthusiasm for, and increase knowledge and understanding of, Egypt's past, and to raise awareness of the importance of protecting its heritage.
Soutron's library management solution will be implemented to transform accessibility of both the Society's library and archive collections, across a number of online devices, ensuring the Society is able to provide first-rate research facilities for Egyptologists.
Soutron is delighted to supply this leading archaeological society with their library solution. "We chose Soutron for our library management system because they offered a flexible solution that we feel we can use for both our library and archive collections. Even better – it was very competitive on costs, which is vital for a charity," says Hazel Gray, EES Office Manager and Librarian.
Carl Graves, Education and Public Engagement Manager and Archivist, adds, "Making our library and archive collections more widely available is one of our key goals, but is a large, long-term project. We look forward to working with Soutron to achieve that over the coming years."
"The Egypt Exploration Society project illustrates the beauty of Soutron. We designed and built it to be extremely flexible, allowing organizations to have a database solution that is easy to use, making information accessible via the web with minimum effort." says Graham Beastall, Soutron's Managing Director. "We are excited about the prospect of helping the Society achieve their goals and making their wonderful collections more accessible."
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.
About the Egypt Exploration Society
The Egypt Exploration Society is a Registered Charity (No. 212384) and a Limited Company Registered in England (No.25816). It has been funding research, survey and excavation for over 130 years and has a rich history of work at sites throughout Egypt and the Sudan. The Society also runs an active publications program and an extensive series of educational events in Egypt, the UK and beyond, to help convey the results of the latest research in the field to a wide audience.