(Carlsbad, CA - April 23, 2003) Market leader EOS International announces the immediate global availability of the cost-effective EOS e-Library Service, an innovative ASP-hosted alternative solution to local in-house systems. The EOS e-Library Service has been available in North America for the past two years and recently extended its reach to Japan, with the Tokyo American Club signing up to enjoy the reduced IT and administrative costs associated with the service.
"The benefits have been tremendous. We are now able to accomplish tasks with fewer staff members in a timelier manner. Users across a large geographic area are now able to determine the availability of resources within seconds. The e-Library Service solution is faster, more reliable, and much improved over a local in-house system. The Web OPAC's user-friendly interface and comprehensive search features have been a welcomed enhancement," said Karen Dillon, Manager of Library Services, Carilion Health Systems.
Some of the benefits an EOS e-Library Service user can expect to receive are:
- Reduced IT and administrative costs
- Integrated firewall security
- Instant delivery of upgrades and patches
- Built-in disaster recovery
- Built-in hardware upgrades and repair
- Full software maintenance and support
"The EOS e-Library Service requires no up-front capital expense on the part of the user and delivers added value to your EOS GLAS(r) or EOS Q-Series(tm) solution," says Tony Saadat, CEO of EOS International. "Additionally, there are no hidden or unexpected costs associated with the service - only one flat annual fee, which makes library automation budgeting a snap."
"EOS plays an important role in how our library services are perceived," adds Ms. Dillon. "This technology helped us define our libraries as creative, enterprising, and responsive to our users. The EOS e-Library Service makes us look and feel innovative!"
EOS International is a leading global library information management software and service provider with a client base of over 5000 special libraries. A client-driven company nominated for a Computerworld Smithsonian award, EOS library automation software products (EOS Q-Series(tm), EOS GLAS(r), and hosted, EOS e-Library Services(tm)) serve the stringent knowledge management needs of corporate, legal, medical, government and special libraries of all sizes. EOS International can be found online at www.eosintl.com.