Carlsbad, CA (November 30, 2007): Industry-leading EOS International announces the implementation of an EOS.Web solution to maximize the resources of a large health sciences consortium in Missouri, the Health Sciences Library Network of Kansas City Consortium (HSLNKC). The five year project, to begin with eight libraries, may eventually benefit all thirty-four libraries into a larger consortium, allowing individual libraries to pool and access their collective information resources.
A conference in April of 2007 initiated the implementation process, following an EOS.Web presentation on medical library automation and information management. Librarian at Olathe Medical Center and the Secretary of the HSLNKC consortium, Richard Kammer, recognized the potential for a larger scale impact by using EOS.Web as a library automation solution for the individual libraries and as a consortium-wide, networked solution to allow collection sharing across the HSLNKC. The original project grew into a consortium deal with up to thirty-four libraries participating in the solution. The current phase of the EOS.Web solution is implemented throughout the HSLNKC with a Z39.50 Information Sharing Gateway that allows each participating member search capability for both their collection, and the wider consortium collection.
"This project offered a significant impact on patient outcomes in our coverage area, in that the Z39.50 provides immediate review of the texts and other information media in the local area," says Kammer. "Electronic documents will be immediately available and otherwise dormant texts will move quickly to those who need them. Having the EOS product widely used in the local group makes for strong support opportunities, strengthens our skills and improves Network services."
About the Health Sciences Library Network of Kansas City (HSLNKC) Consortium
The HSLNKC is a multi-library network dedicated to the cooperation and sharing of resources for improving the health of the people of greater-Kansas City. Members participate in the reciprocal, no-cost interlibrary loan, received via the courier, creating a very efficient way of getting those ILL requests to the health care professionals served by the member institutions. For more information on HSLNKC, please visit their web site at http://www.hslnkc.org/
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 the SaaS 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.