(Carlsbad, CA. August 26, 1999) Electronic Online Systems (EOS) International is pleased to announce that it recently awarded the EOS International Excellence in Library Automation Award to Elaine DeVoss, Director of Loomis Chaffee School's Katharine Brush Library.
"In presenting this award, EOS recognizes Elaine's outstanding dedication to automating her library and providing the Loomis Chaffee School with improved access to the library's information using appropriate and advanced technology tools," says Scot Cheatham, President and CEO of EOS International.
An EOS client since 1986, the Loomis Chaffee School moved to the Q Series library information management system in December 1998. One of the Q Series' primary benefits is that it gives students access to the library's collection via the Internet.
Elaine DeVoss says, "This is an extremely important feature, since we are a very busy school that places high demand on the library's collection. The Q Series' ability to provide access to a ‘live' database gives students the leading edge in their dormitory or at their homes".
Located in Windsor, Connecticut, USA, the Loomis Chaffee School is an independent co-ed college preparatory boarding high school (grades 9-12). The school offers an aggressive, highly competitive curriculum to its 740 college-bound students.
The Katharine Brush Library was a gift to the school from prestigious alumnus Thomas Brush in honor of his mother, Katharine Brush, a noted novelist of the late 1920's and early 1930's. The library collection consists of 56,000 books, 165 periodicals, 1,000 videos, and a variety of other formats.
The Q Series is a full-featured library information management system providing usable but sophisticated information retrieval with advanced searching options that overcome the limitations of Boolean searching. Q Series does this by providing additional tools, such as natural language querying, "hypersearching," concept searching, and pattern matching.
Through these tools and other features the Q Series provides a single point of access to the world of information. This world can include a library's own collection, a branch library's collection, multimedia files, CD-ROMs, URL links, and commercially or internally published documents found on the Internet, Intranets and Extranets.
The Q Series was nominated for the Computerworld Smithsonian Award for its innovative use of information technology and its ability to make information more manageable and accessible to users.
EOS International is a global library information management software and service company. It is a member of the Dawson Holdings PLC group of information services companies. Dawson Holdings PLC is a publicly traded information services company founded in 1809.
EOS International's corporate headquarters is located in Carlsbad, California, USA. It has regional offices in London, Paris, and Singapore as well as over 25 other offices and support centers worldwide. EOS International serves over 5,000 clients in 85 countries, in all types of libraries.
EOS International produces a number of library information products including GLAS, the Graphical Library Automation System, a comprehensive, Windows-based library automation system for small to medium sized libraries. Also available from EOS International is Information Quest (IQ), a Web-based information searching, access and retrieval tool providing access to electronic content.