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EOS International Q Series Library Management System Selected to Automate Oregon Historical Society Library

Press Release: EOS International [June 9, 2002]

Copyright (c) 2002 EOS International

Abstract: EOS International announced that the Oregon Historical Society will install the Q Series library management system to automate their internationally recognized library collections.

(Carlsbad, CA – June 9, 2002) – EOS International announced today that the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) will install the Q Series library management system to automate their internationally recognized library collections. The library plans to take advantage of the Q Series powerful searching capabilities and web technologies to provide increased access to their more than 15 museums and extensive library collections.

OHS decided on EOS International's Q Series after contracting ISITE Design to conduct an independent evaluation of systems that would best serve their library and patrons. After conducting an exhaustive evaluation of library automation vendors, ISITE recommended the Q Series as the most capable vendor for handling integration of special library collections. “Many of the vendors advertised ‘cutting edge' technology, but after closer examination, many of them were still operating on architectures rooted in the mid 70's. EOS clearly demonstrated the ability to aggregate the disparate sources of collection information held by [OHS] into one database while also providing the option to integrate the existing systems through standards such as MARC and Z39.50,” said ISITE's Director of Technology, George Ross. He continued “With a combination of extremely powerful search capabilities, a flexible implementation path, a well-developed Web interface built on standard Web technologies, an attractive price point and the ability to run in the preferred technology configuration required by our client, EOS International's Q Series was the clear leader in a large field of contenders. The combination of powerful searching, flexible platforms and cost proved to be a formula no one else could touch. Most notable was the system's searching capabilities that demonstrated a clear strength in its ability to give users the tools they need to find information.”

Established in 1873, the OHS library houses an extensive historical collection including artifacts, photographs, films, oral histories, manuscripts, traditional bibliographic records and more. The unique collections preserve the state's diverse history and provide researchers and patrons with access to the collection of Oregon's rich past.

EOS International is a global library information management software and service company and Microsoft Certified Solution Provider serving client libraries of every size worldwide. EOS library products and services include the Q SeriesÔ (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. EOS International also offers the e-Library Service – a web based hosting service that enables libraries to reduce their overhead and optimize their staff resources in order to focus on customer service.

EOS International headquarters is located in Carlsbad, California, USA. For further information in the Americas, contact EOS International at 800-876-5484 or +(1) 760-431-8400,; in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, contact either the United Kingdom at +(44) 20 7554 8850,; or France at +(33) 143-70-88-17,; in Asia contact Singapore at +(65) 63232950,; or visit our Web Site at

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Publication Year:2002
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:June 9, 2002
Publisher:EOS International
Place of Publication:Carlsbad, CA
Company: EOS International
Libraries: Oregon Historical Society
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:9886
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00