Book Publishers and Power to the People!

Book Publishers and Power to the People

For a number of years, I have been frustrated by publishers for whom digital eBooks are a protected species: more expensive than the physical equivalent and not to be sold by anyone other than…

Book Publishers and Power to the People!

Book Publishers and Power to the People

For a number of years, I have been frustrated by publishers for whom digital eBooks are a protected species: more expensive than the physical equivalent and not to be sold by anyone other than…

Robots in Libraries

Robots in Libraries

I am very impressed that some libraries have embraced robots. I would love to meet in particular the “Shelf Reading” robot…

Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary

30 Years of Soutron

2019 has arrived and we are happy to be celebrating the 30th anniversary of our company, first established in March 1989. Our business was set up to automate and support IT systems for corporate libraries and we remain totally focused on…

Data Migration – What’s holding you back?

Migrating Management Systems Help and Advice

Data migration and conversion is critical to the success of any new system implementation, irrespective of the size of library. But it’s more than simply “migration”. It’s the opportunity to re-visit data, re-structure data, create relationships and present information in a better way.

Beyond Library – Librarians in Control

Librarians in Control Document Management

Years after the first EDM (Electronic Document Management) systems appeared, their search capabilities still leave a lot to be desired. Is it because authors of documents do not index their documents? Or is it that search is poorly implemented in such systems?

Hazardous Materials

Soutron

We are at BIALL this week. The British and Irish Law Librarians Conference in Birmingham, well almost, if you can call the NEC Hilton, in Birmingham. Shame that we were not closer to the town and all it can offer! But it was a chance to meet up with friends from times past as well as