(Vancouver, Canada – October 27, 2006) The Portland Cement Association (PCA), a national trade association representing cement companies across the US and Canada, has been working closely with SydneyPLUS International to develop a new and powerful Knowledge Portal for their internal knowledge resources.
PCA is presently hosting a virtual open house for its recently-launched web catalog to showcasing its powerful capabilities. Connie Field, Manager of Information Services at PCA, says that so far "staff feedback has been extremely positive".
Now online, the association's extensive library catalog brings information directly to its users, with both online tables of contents and over 1,000 full-text electronic documents all directly available across the network. "We expect that our member companies' use of the online catalog will increase substantially when they see how many full-text documents they can retrieve, and how easy it is to perform a search," says Connie.
PCA worked closely with the SydneyPLUS Implementation department to develop a portal with:
- enhanced search capabilities
- online content
- an integrated thesaurus
- seamless integration with existing site
- new library/patron communication channels
"The staff at PCA had a clear idea of what they required to improve their services," comments Jeff Jones, SydneyPLUS Implementation Specialist, "this made it easy for us develop and deliver a product that matched their expectations."
Part of the site is available to the public, at http://www.cement.org/library.
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