(Carlsbad, CA – May 27, 2003) The Library at the Lutheran Center in Chicago serves those who work and study in the congregations, synods, schools, social service agencies, and the churchwide office of the five million member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The primary patrons are the 450 staff persons who work in the Lutheran Center in Chicago. Licensing the EOS Q-Series Web OPAC brought the library catalog, including the text from Info-Q, graphic, and video items, directly onto the desk of each staff person. The same interface used by the Lutheran Center Library is available to anyone with Internet access, thus enabling the Library to serve an outer ring of patrons.
“Choosing EOS Q-Series has permitted us to move to more and more sophisticated levels of usage as we feel the need. For example, we were able to add Info-Q to augment existing bibliographic records with searching of full text documents. We are also interested in the possibility of using Open-Q, together with Info-Q, to create a non-MARC catalog for a variety of text that can be searched with Info-Q as well as, graphic, video, and Web files for which we wish to create an archive,” says Claire H. Buettner, Director for Library Records and Management, at the ELCA Library.
Info-Q offers a solution for organizations that need a system to search internally generated full-text documents or other materials. Now their library's Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) provides a single point of access, not only to familiar library materials, but to the “hidden libraries” of internally generated full-text documents or other internally published materials, such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, video and audio files, graphics, HTML files and more.
The universal search index - which can cross all document types - and the single user interface make it easy for users to search all materials. The sophisticated keyword indexing and search capabilities of EOS Q-Series extend to the contents of over 437 file types supported by Info-Q.
EOS International is a leading global library information management software and service provider with a client base of over 5,000 special libraries. A client-driven company nominated for a Computerworld Smithsonian award, EOS library automation software products (EOS Q-Series™, EOS GLAS®, and hosted, EOS e-Library Service™) 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.