(Carlsbad, CA -- April 16, 2007) World-class library automation and knowledge management provider, EOS International, invited leaders of the special libraries community to the company's headquarters in Carlsbad, CA for an in-depth discussion about the future of the industry.
Participating in the summit were Special Libraries Association (SLA) President Rebecca Vargha and CEO Janice Lachance. Other SLA leaders attending the summit were presidents of local chapters, including Kevin Manion (New York), Georgia Scura (Connecticut Valley), David Cappoli (Southern California), and Linda Counts (San Diego). Karen Reczek, founder and chair of SLA's new Knowledge Management Division, and founder and first chair of SLA's Competitive Intelligence Division, also participated. Guy St. Clair, President of SMR International in New York, NY moderated the discussion.
"EOS International was the first company to focus on developing and delivering products specifically designed for special libraries," said EOS International CEO Tony Saadat, "and we are committed to special libraries, and we are naturally -- as a business -- strongly interested in identifying the concerns and goals of special librarians. We want to further understand the industry so we can respond to its leaders' expectations for the future."
Special libraries are information organizations, usually in companies, organizations, and enterprises with a specific focus or mission, that deliver information based-solutions to a given market. As research methodologies change and information- knowledge- and strategic learning-seeking behavior changes as well, products and services for future service delivery must be anticipated, and new approaches to the relationship between technology and knowledge will be developed, particularly with respect to the relationship between technology and knowledge as it is developed and shared in the workplace.
"Special library managers are observing these changes first-hand," Saadat said. "Their input and valuable experience is critical to the success of vendors in the marketplace and we are delighted to have this opportunity for dialogue with industry leaders."
About EOS International
EOS International is a leading global, world-class library information and knowledge management software and services provider with a client base of over 3,000 special libraries. A client-driven company that has earned the top customer satisfaction award for the past three years and earned a nomination for the Computerworld Smithsonian award, EOS library automation software products (EOS.Web Express, EOS.Web Enterprise, and hosted, EOS e-Library Service) serve the stringent knowledge and content management needs of corporate, legal, medical, government and special libraries of all sizes. EOS International can be found online at http://www.eosintl.com.