Woburn, MA - Inmagic, Inc., a leading developer of knowledge management and special library software, announces the hiring of Gerald S. Brown as its Vice-President of Business Development for Inmagic.NET. Inmagic.NET is a free service extension to Inmagic's DB/TextWorks® product that allows information professionals to speed acquisitions workflow by purchasing, cataloging, indexing and disseminating information throughout an organization via a seamless, net-connected environment. Brown's appointment was announced today by Phil Green, President & CEO, Inmagic, Inc. Brown is the first executive to hold this newly created position.
Based at Inmagic's headquarters in Woburn, Massachusetts, Brown will be responsible for expanding the offerings of Inmagic.NET by integrating new strategic allies and partners into the Inmagic.NET service. States Brown, "By expanding the number of information providers who are part of Inmagic.NET, we'll allow our users, who are the information managers for their organizations, to benefit from the ease of ordering and cataloguing that Inmagic.NET provides.
According to Inmagic CEO Phil Green, "We are very excited by our customer's initial reaction to Inmagic.NET, which went live in March of 2001. Among the trends affecting information professionals is the rapid growth in the sale of information products via e-commerce. Inmagic.NET adds value to these e-commerce transactions by tightly linking them to the library automation system and thereby improving the productivity of the information professional. We believe that Inmagic.NET can be a key time saver for the corporate librarian, and time, these days, is often a more precious commodity than money. We are very pleased to have someone with Gerry's unique skills and background onboard to help us with this new offering."
Brown brings a rich background and talent for taking online ventures into the mainstream. Previously, Brown had been the Vice-President of Business Development for Videoshare, Inc., a start-up in the emerging online video sharing market. In that position, he developed a come-to-market plan for Videoshare that resulted in the conclusion of strategic relationships with major online and PC camera players. In addition, he introduced Videoshare's enterprise product and signed an initial distribution deal with a leading online presentation management service. Previous positions include business development roles at Furniture.com and AltaVista, where he was responsible for launching AltaVista Image Search and AltaVista Canada.
A 1986 MBA graduate of Yale University School of Management, Brown earlier received a diploma for the Graduate Executive Program in Economics from Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brown currently lives in Acton, Massachusetts.
Inmagic, Inc. is a global leader in providing library automation and information management software and services to corporate libraries. Harnessing leading-edge technology, the company helps information professionals manage and disseminate today's diverse corporate resources via networks, the Web and intranets, as well as stand alone PCs. Information professionals choose Inmagic software for traditional library applications as well as for the management of competitive intelligence, patents, technical reports, annual reports and photo archives. Inmagic's information management solutions are installed in more than 15,000 special libraries and information centers in over 50 countries.
Inmagic.NET allows information professionals to speed acquisitions workflow by purchasing, cataloguing, indexing and disseminating information throughout an organization via a seamless, net-connected environment. Soon to be enabled for e-information of all kinds, Inmagic.NET's current version allows information professionals to order physical books directly from such vendors as Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble.com, Fatbrain.com and a growing list of other information vendors. Purchases are enabled through a Web link to these vendors placed directly in Inmagic's core information database management product, DB/TextWorks. Those who order have the ability to request vendors to download core bibliographic data to Inmagic's servers, where it can be imported directly into the customer's DB/TextWorks database. From there, bibliographic data can be edited by the customer to meet individual preferences and needs. In addition, Inmagic.NET will soon give users the ability to capture and catalog URL, metadata and Web content directly into DB/TextWorks.