PROVO, Utah -- epixtech, the world's leading provider of integrated library systems, unveiled DigitaLink, an integrated digital library solution, at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles, June 8-13. The company will also feature DigitaLink at the American Library Association conference in Atlanta, June 13-19.
DigitaLink is a state-of-the-art digital library solution designed to create and manage digital content for libraries of all types and sizes. The primary components of DigitaLink are its capabilities to create, store and update metadata fields, even from remote locations. Combined with epixtech's iPac, DigitaLink delivers the most comprehensive search engine available today for library collections.
Using epixtech's iPac technology, DigitaLink gives patrons the ability to perform a consolidated search of print, electronic, and digital collections. Additionally, natural language searching and adaptive pattern recognition increases the reach while reducing the errors in database queries.
DigitaLink's comprehensive functionality is made possible by an alliance between epixtech and Progressive Technology Federal Systems (PTFS) of Bethesda, MD. The partnership will enable DigitaLink customers to enjoy the most comprehensive digital library solutions in the industry.
“The alliance of epixtech and PTFS is a good match between providers offering complementary technologies,” said Ron Gibbons, vice president of sales and marketing at epixtech. “Together, we have an integrated solution offering libraries a comprehensive digital archive and bibliographic search solution.”
The DigitaLink offering is further enhanced by supplemental services and features such as digitization services, “Lite-Scanning,” and data migration. Digitization services convert all types of hardcopy data—photos, photos, rare manuscripts, oversized documents, and microfiche—into digital format. Steps in the digitization process can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of libraries needing document preparation, scanning, image enhancement, and optical character recognition.
DigitaLink's “Lite-Scanning” offers libraries the tools to scan, enhance, and establish optical character recognition for new materials. Lite-Scanning is an integrated solution for libraries that want to make additions to their digital collection.
For libraries that have already established digital collections, DigitaLink's data migration service transfers all types of digital records into DigitaLink-compatible formats with Dublin Core metadata for each item. Libraries can then further edit and supplement metadata for records migrated, if desired. The DigitaLink tool set guarantees a complete transfer of digital materials into a single, consolidated digital collection.
About epixtech, inc.
With more than 10,000 customers in 42 countries, epixtech is the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries. Their award-winning library automation systems—including Dynix, NOTIS, Horizon Sunrise, and access products for patron self-services and interlibrary loan, along with its new Web-based solutions—are installed in more sites than any other library automation vendor. epixtech, formerly Ameritech Library Services, became a private corporation in December of 1999. epixtech library automation services meet the needs of academic, research, public, corporate, consortia, and K-12 school libraries. Headquartered in Utah, epixtech has offices in Evanston, Illinois; Waterloo, Ontario; as well as in Australia, France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Taiwan. epixtech headquarters are located at 400 W. 5050 N., Provo, UT 84604 and at www.epixtech.com
About PTFS, Inc.
Progressive Technology Federal Systems (PTFS) is a leading systems integration company that specializes in digital asset management, digitization services, and library solutions. Since 1995, PTFS has supplied document management, digital archiving, and integrated library systems and services to government, commercial, and academic clients. PTFS' primary focus is to provide clients with solutions that can be utilized to develop, manage, archive, and access an organization's valuable information resources.