Carlsbad, CA - June 10, 2001) - EOS International is pleased to announce the launch of e-Library Service, a comprehensive hosting service that delivers library automation software and system administration services to libraries over the Internet as a single, easy-to-use library automation solution.
e-Library Service offers an innovative, cost-effective alternative to the conventional in-house library automation systems installed and managed by many libraries. Rather than installing software on an in-house server supported by library staff, the software is hosted at a central data facility supported directly by the same skilled technology and systems staffs that develop it. The library staff and patrons access the software via a web browser over a secured Internet connection and experience the same functionality and appearance as if it were hosted on a local library server.
This solution eliminates the initial capital expenditure and annual maintenance costs associated with purchasing software and servers, and provides libraries with the latest hardware and software technologies supported directly by the most expert technical staffs available. Software updates are installed immediately upon release by the very staffs that develop it. By alleviating the burden of maintaining the software and hardware issues by busy library IT staff, libraries realize reduced overhead and optimized time management allowing them to focus on customer service rather than technology issues.
"EOS International is committed to providing intelligent, innovative solutions to enhance the economic value of our clients' libraries to their organizations and to providing easy access to technology that makes their jobs easier," said EOS International CEO Scot Cheatham. "e-Library Service is the logical evolution to efficient automation of library services with the Q Series™ and GLAS® library information management systems".
EOS International is a global library information management software and service company and Microsoft Certified Solution Provider serving over 5,000 client libraries of every size worldwide. EOS library products and services include the Q Series™ (nominated for a Computerworld Smithsonian Award) - a full-featured, client/server library information management and access system, and GLAS® - a Windows-based library management system for small to mid-sized libraries.
Founded in 1981, EOS International serves over 5,000 clients in 85 countries, in all types of libraries. EOS International headquarters is located in Carlsbad, California, USA with regional offices in London, Paris, and Singapore in addition to other offices and support centers worldwide.