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How to Plan and Implement Data Migration

The team at Soutron is not new to the integrated library system, archive management and database game. We have decades of institutional knowledge and combined experience across our company. We’ve helped facilitate literally thousands of data migrations, and we’re...

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What Do the Best Integrated Library Systems Offer?

The “best” integrated library systems (ILS) must offer features that meet an organization’s needs while also being functional, easy to use and accessible. There is no one-size-fits-all integrated library system due to the diverse requirements of businesses and...

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The History of Archives

Archives of Antiquity  Historian Ernst Posner theorized that the Sumerians ran the first archive sometime between 4000 BC and 3000 BCE. Archives in China are believed to be nearly as old. Their data storage mediums of choice were inscribed tortoise shells and bones....

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