Our History

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Twenty seven years ago we set out to support librarians who had need of our skills to help them transform library operations from card catalogues to networked systems.

We were one of the first to bring an integrated library system to market and the first to offer the CDROM containing the Library of Congress bibliographic data to the UK market.

We implemented our first PC network system in 1987 and delivered our first web database in 1996. The history we can recount puts the company in the position of knowing our roots and where our focus is and should be.

Knowing our past and seeing the changes we have helped hundreds of clients introduce gives us perspective and a grounding that few others in the market can claim. Having a history gives us a strength to look to the future with ever greater passion to serve.



1989Graham Beastall founds Soutron Limited to support  Sydney MicroLibrary systems in the UK
1991Soutron is approached by Inmagic, Inc. and is appointed Authorised Inmagic Partner
1992100th Soutron Library System solution installed
1994Soutron named Inmagic’s Number One Reseller Worldwide
1994Soutron agrees to sell SydneyPLUS in the UK on behalf of International Library Systems
1995First installation of Web Publishing technology at Health Education Board Scotland
1997C2 introduced by Soutron as first Windows NT Library application
1998Soutron moves to Charlotte House, purpose built 8,000 square foot premises
1999Soutron creates 2020 Library Management software for smaller organisations
2002We celebrate 35% year on year growth
2004Soutron awarded Microsoft Certified Gold Partner status
2007Graham Partridge joins Soutron Limited from Allen & Overy as R & D Director
2007Soutron commits to develop a new fully web based Library Management System
2007Soutron Library Management System launched to serve multi-national organisations
2008EUROCONTROL becomes the first corporate client to order Soutron
2008HM Revenue & Customs and National Blood Service are first government clients to order Soutron
2012Soutron announces opening of USA HQ based in Carlsbad, California, USA
2014Soutron add new solutions, ILL/CLIO and Total Resource Information Management (TRIM)
2015Soutron add new solutions, Soutron Discovery, Soutron Knowledge Core

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Digital Solutions for Libraries and Archives

Set Your Knowledge Free
Digital Solutions for Libraries and Archives

Set Your Knowledge Free
Digital Solutions for Libraries and Archives

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