DUBLIN, Ohio, May 29, 1998 - Information Dimensions, Inc., a leading provider of web-enabled knowledge center and library management solutions, will officially launch its new browser-based integrated library system on June 6-11 in Indianapolis, Ind. at the yearly gathering of the Special Libraries Association (SLA).
Information Dimensions' participation in SLA's 89th annual conference and exposition is significant. Not just for the longevity of the organization, but because Information Dimensions will be demonstrating BASIS Techlib, a new generation integrated system for managing library resources - including traditional and digital collections - and automating daily library operations. The library of the future requires an infrastructure to manage digital documents, Internet resources, multimedia, as well as traditional print materials. BASIS Techlib provides the technology foundation to meet the rapidly changing requirements of the digital library.
"SLA is the pre-eminent gathering of information professionals," says Carol Knoblauch, Information Dimensions BASIS Techlib product manager. "This highly attended exposition provides the perfect venue to launch BASIS Techlib. As special libraries evolve from warehouses of information to key partners in knowledge management within an organization, BASIS Techlib is well positioned as the easy-to-use interface needed to support this transformation."
BASIS Techlib is now shipping after undergoing customer evaluation during a preview release. BASIS Techlib is the result of Information Dimensions' 15 years' experience serving the automation needs of special libraries, and is geared to meet the market requirements of today and tomorrow. Innovations built into the new interface were derived from the comments and suggestions of more than 250 clients, as well as from a customer advisory group.
BASIS Techlib is a fully web-enabled integrated library system. Library users may access library collections, digital documents, Internet and intranet resources using OPAC for Intranets. Library staff also perform cataloging and circulation tasks using the browser. The web-enabled data entry forms make it easy to catalog and verify links to electronic resources. These HTML forms are fully customizable to accommodate local practices. More importantly, the "thin client" implementation virtually eliminates the need for staff and user workstation administrative support.
"Information Dimensions is enhancing document management with library expertise," says Scott Scharadin, Information Dimensions vice president of marketing. "Without question, people attending this conference will see first-hand how BASIS is used for a wide range of applications, including library management, and document and digital asset management."
About Information Dimensions
With BASIS as its flagship product, Information Dimensions (www.InformationDimensions.com) has been providing leading edge knowledge center solutions that set the international standard for innovation, service and support in this area. BASIS and BASIS Techlib have an installed base that includes many of the Global 500 companies and government. More than 500 Information Dimensions customers have deployed BASIS on intranets. Information Dimensions' customer base spans virtually every industry that requires rigorous management of documents for business-critical purposes. Information Dimensions, Inc., is an affiliate company of Gores Technology Group, Los Angeles, CA.