(Bethesda, MD) Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS) has signed an alliance agreement with epixtech, Inc. to integrate PTFS' powerful ArchivalWare full-text search and retrieval software solution with the epixtech iPac catalog search engine. iPac is a content-rich, web-based tool that allows library patrons to search Online Public Access Catalogs quickly and easily. The integration of ArchivalWare expands iPac's consolidated search capability to full-text search of digital documents. "We're very excited about the alliance between our two companies. PTFS' ArchivalWare is a natural extension of the iPac product. Users, anywhere in the world, can now bring digital documents right to their desk," said John Yokley, PTFS, CEO.
"The alliance of epixtech and PTFS is a strong match of providers offering complementary technologies," said Ron Gibbons, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, epixtech. "Together we have a unified solution that affords library patrons a comprehensive digital archive and bibliographic search solution."
ArchivalWare is a web-based, full-text, search and retrieval system. It allows organizations to store, access, and manage all digital archive collections within one system. Source formats include digital documents, books, news clippings, photographs, video/audio collections, and electronically published material. Using ArchivalWare's full-featured interface, search queries can be conducted using Boolean, concept, and pattern matching (fuzzy logic) methodologies. Search queries can be conducted against the full-text of digital documents, key metadata fields, or a combination of both. Retrieval hits resulting from full text searches are highlighted directly on the document image for quick visual reference. Metadata or key-fields can also be used to limit the full-text searching, (i.e., limiting by date, author, publisher, etc).
iPac is the most powerful and content-rich information retrieval tool available for the web today. Library users enjoy the fastest and friendliest technology for locating web resources. iPac is easy to use, configure and customize. It features consolidated searching that searches catalogs and web based databases in a single search - returning a single summary of results. Each licensed database is searched using a specialized translator, and then the results are combined into one result summary. The enriched content feature adds new dimensions to traditional bibliographic data with cover art, book reviews, summaries, and bibliographies.
About epixtech, Inc.
Epixtech is the leading provider of automation technologies, solutions and services for libraries worldwide. epixtech's award-winning library automation systems include Dynix, Horizon Sunrise and Notis as well as ConnectLib solutions for patron self-services, desktop management and interlibrary loans and its new Web-based solutions and services empower libraries and their patrons.
About PTFS, Inc.
PTFS is a leading systems integration company that specializes in digital asset management, digitization services, and library solutions. Since 1995 PTFS has supplied document management, digital archiving, and integrated library systems and services to government, commercial, and academic clients. PTFS' primary focus is to provide clients with solutions that can be utilized to develop, manage, archive and access their organization's valuable information resources.