(Carlsbad, CA - February 25, 1998) - Electronic Online Systems (EOS) International announced today the nomination of its Q Series system for a 1998 Computerworld Smithsonian Award.
The Q Series is a Next Generation, fully-integrated, modular library information management system designed to meet the information management and access needs of libraries of all sizes. It enables libraries to be a one-stop gateway to the world of information, delivering relevant content from anywhere in the world directly to the desktop.
Each year, The Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Program recognizes innovative information technology applications that benefit society. These innovators are nominated by the Chairman's Committee made up of 100 CEOs of the nation's leading Information Technology companies. All nominations are accorded a permanent place in history at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History's Permanent Research Collection on IT Innovations.
The nominations are submitted in 10 categories organized under three headings: the Arts and Sciences, the Community and the Workplace. Five finalists are named in each category and the winners will be announced on June 8, 1998 at an awards gala in Washington, DC. The Q Series was nominated under the Education & Academia category for its innovative approach to improving productivity in an organization and facilitating access to information.
"We are honored to be nominated for such a prestigious award," said Scot Cheatham, CEO of EOS International "It is a privilege to have our work included among the Smithsonian's Information Technology Collection and have it be available for future generations."
A full featured library management system, the Q Series is also a sophisticated information retrieval system. Its advanced searching technology offers capabilities far beyond conventional search and retrieval systems. The Q Series incorporates Web technology designed to work in today's world of the Internet, Intranets, Extranets, network computing and other electronic resources. This enables libraries to offer their users a single point of access not only to the library's own catalog, but to related resources available over the Internet, to internally published documents, and commercially published abstracts and electronic journals. The Q Series offers any library the opportunity to become the information hub for their community by providing access to information resources beyond the four walls of the library.
Computerworld is a leading weekly newspaper providing computer industry news for leaders in information technology. Recognized three times by the Computer Press Association as the Number One computer newspaper, the publication is headquartered in Framingham, MA.
For over 150 years, the Smithsonian Institution has been devoted to the increase and diffusion of knowledge. It holds in its trust over 140 million artifacts and specimens for this purpose. The Institution is also a center for research dedicated to public education, national service, and scholarship in the arts, sciences, and history.
The Computerworld Smithsonian Awards program was created in 1989 to "seek out, recognize and document for future generations the uses of information technology most illustrative of a profound, positive and demonstrable impact on society - applications that not only expressed creativity and confidence, but a sense of community, and a profound consciousness of the potential of possibly the most exotic of technologies to address real problems, affecting real people, in the real world."
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 (US) $1 billion publicly traded information services company founded in 1809. EOS International's corporate headquarters is located in Carlsbad, California, USA. It has a European headquarters in London and an Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, as well as a regional office in Paris, France. EOS International serves over 6,500 clients in 85 countries, in all types of libraries.
Contact EOS International in North America at 800-876-5484 or +(l) 760-431-8400, in the United Kingdom at +(44) 17 1-253-1177, in Singapore at +(65) 323-2950, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Web Site at www.eosintl.com.