Chicago, Il- June 4, 2002 - Open TextT Corporation, provider of LivelinkR, the leading collaboration and knowledge management software for the global enterprise, will participate in the 93rd annual Special Libraries Association (SLA) Conference Info Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 9th -12th. Open Text's exhibit in Booths 1337-1339 West Hall, will feature demonstrations of specialized products for library automation and records management: BASISR, BASIS TechlibT, BRS/SearchT, Query ServerT and Livelink Records ManagementT.
For librarians who extend their reach to enterprise knowledge management, BASIS provides robust asset management, data modeling and security capabilities for large collections of structured data with integrated text and objects. BASIS is ideally suited to manage focused, specialized collections recording the organization's intellectual capital and supporting continuous detailed investigation and research. In addition, BASIS is a robust platform for collections that increase in value through categorization using hierarchical thesauri. Celebrating its 20 year anniversary, BASIS is deployed worldwide to manage technical research reports; product catalogs; radio, television and news archives; library catalogs; museum collections; commercial database services and more.
BASIS Techlib, an integrated library management solution for traditional and digital collections, is fully Web-based in all modules, including OPAC, cataloging, circulation, serials control and acquisitions. "At the SLA Conference, we will launch our second-generation Web OPAC with significant new functionality including: authority-based search assistance, self-service options with patron activity, and integrated digital content management," says Open Text Product Manager, Carol Knoblauch. "Extending the library catalog to support digital collections helps our customers manage their evolving service model to support the virtual library."
The BRS Product Group of Open Text will introduce the BRS Advanced Information Retrieval Tool Kit. As document collections continue to expand, searchers require tools beyond a typical ranked list of documents in response to a search query. To meet this need, Open Text is providing a set of advanced information retrieval and analysis tools to enhance the capabilities of BRS/Search applications. The tool kit consists of three modules: The Clustering Tool, The Query by Example and The
Concept Mining/Enhanced Search Tool. Dave Schubmehl, Open Text Vice President of BRS Products explains, "these tools aide the information professional's expanded role-to analyze and synthesize search results for end-users. In particular, the Concept Mining Tool analyzes the text in retrieved documents, extracts the names of companies, people, and/or the phrases or words, and presents a list of the most significant concepts in each requested category. Each concept is accompanied by a weight that indicates its relative importance in the analyzed text."
The Open Text display will also feature Query Server, a powerful solution for unifying access to multiple internal and external information sources including repositories, document management systems, intranets, and the Internet. "Today, it is often necessary to search each of these information sources separately causing employees to waste time in attempts to find information instead of putting it to use," says Mr. Schubmehl. Query Server solves this problem by integrating Web-compatible data sources through the power of the Internet. It broadcasts a user's query to multiple search-enabled information sources, merges and sorts the query results, and returns a single ranked list, providing a valuable first step toward a unified knowledge management system for your organization.
For the Information Professional with records management responsibilities, Livelink Records Management applies categorization and retention policies for complete lifecycle management of all corporate electronic records, as well as of physical objects. Livelink Records Management provides secure access to the record repository though a Web browser and will provide increased value to corporate information with highly descriptive metadata, all while ensuring the integrity of all business-critical knowledge. "With the full Open Text solution, a
corporate records management strategy can leverage powerful search, collaboration, scheduling and workflow services of Livelink, and be combined with the collection management features of BASIS," says Tracy Blackwell, Product Manager, Records Management Group, Open Text.
About Open Text
Since 1991, Open Text Corporation has delivered innovative software that brings people together to share knowledge, achieve excellence, deliver innovation, and enhance processes. Its legacy of innovation began with the successful deployment of the world's first search engine technology for the Internet. Today, as the leading global supplier of collaboration and knowledge management software for the enterprise, Open Text supports five million users across 4,500 corporations in 31 countries and 12 languages throughout the world. As a publicly traded company, Open Text manages and maximizes its resources and relationships to ensure the success of great minds working together. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.