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Small Library; Big Impact; Exciting Plans

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization with a $45.5 million budget representing more than 95,000 members.

For the APTA Knowledge Services team, it’s critical that they leverage technology to deliver a big impact and operational efficiency. Learn why APTA uses Inmagic Presto for digitizing their entire library collection and moving all subscriptions to electronic/document delivery.

APTA Challenges, Inmagic Presto Solutions:

  • Eliminate cataloging backlog and improve accuracy with data import and batch modify
  • Centralized access to all APTA knowledge resources, internal and external
  • Taxonomic search and navigation in tandem with crowdsourced tagging

PFTA & Inmagic Presto for DB/TextWorks—Spreading the Word to Increase Workplace Safety, Minimize Risk

Prior to 2004, PFTA leveraged a custom-built library system, which was out of date and could no longer be technically supported. Ms. Dean was asked to find a new solution that had the same functionality as their custom-built system, while being cost-effective and vendor supported. After an extensive competitor review, she selected DB/TextWorks.

Trade Association Challenges, Inmagic Presto for DB/TextWorks Solutions:

  • Powerful and easy customization options
  • Remote access for staff and network members
  • Reinforces association brand identity
  • Cost effective and vendor hosted (SaaS)

A Winning Combination: Genie and Presto Meet the Goals

SGH trusts Lucidea to deliver access to the most current engineering information staff must have, in all formats, without regard to geographic or time constraints, and be able to share it with each other on demand.

SGH Results, Inmagic Presto and Genie Impact

  • Consolidated access to all SGH knowledge assets for all staff
  • Increased collaboration and information sharing
  • Metrics leading to improved service, targeted collection development

CTR and Lucidea—Results, Relevance and Reputation

In a given year, CTR administers between 150 and 200 research projects and interagency contracts with combined budgets exceeding $12 million. The CTR Library contains all reports published by the Center and serves as an official depository of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Research Program. The entire collection contains an additional 17,000+ titles of other transportation-related research from different agencies, for a total collection of more than 30,000 print volumes. Open access full-text links are provided for nearly 50% of the collection. To manage this collection, CTR uses Lucidea’s Inmagic Presto.

Why NASA Relies on Presto for Mission Safety

NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, launched in the late 1950s with the mission to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research. While NASA is based in Washington, D.C., its daily activities take place in laboratories, air fields, wind tunnels, control rooms, and other testing sites around the U.S. The agency’s work in aerospace exploration and defense necessitates that it handle massive amounts of vital information and images.

White Papers

Doing More with More: You Can’t Shrink Your Way to Success

You cannot shrink your way to success. Special Librarians can only do more, with more.

During our SLA Hot Topics session, “Doing More with More: You Can’t Shrink Your Way to Success,” we focused on the success stories of information professionals who are building their libraries’ influence with an orientation towards abundance, not scarcity.

Attendees heard actionable advice from peers who don’t shrink their way to success but instead fill needs via more powerful technology tools, more access and discovery options, and by doing what it takes to exert more influence on organizational knowledge exchange.

This whitepaper presents information shared during the event, combined with additional valuable insights gained from panelist interviews conducted in preparation for the discussion.

 

Building the Resilient Library

What does it mean to be resilient, and to run a resilient library?

Building a Resilient Library is a white paper based on a SLA 2015 Conference Hot Topic session – the second in our series of panel discussions on the “Sustainable Library.”

Special librarians achieve sustainability by understanding that end user requirements and forces at work (e.g. new technologies, globalization and a mobile workforce) all demand change. Learn from Lucidea ILS and KM clients who leverage and often create change in order to ensure the sustainability of their libraries and optimize their own roles.

Topics covered include:

  • What it means to be resilient, and run a resilient library
  • Setting the scene – organizational overviews
  • Leveraging and creating change: practical examples
  • Securing organizational support – what works
  • Examples of impact
  • Characteristics of library change agents

Adapt, Act and Thrive

The current information industry landscape is filled with challenges that require tangible solutions and present real opportunities for success when effectively confronted. Believing that librarians and knowledge managers can face these challenges to “Adapt, Act and Thrive,” Lucidea convened a panel of visionary information professionals for a round table discussion at the 2014 Special Libraries Association conference. Sharing their best practices and success stories, panelists provide information professionals with many tangible examples of how they can adapt to challenges, act, and thrive within their organizations and profession.

Panelists shared their best practices for:

  • Embedding themselves within their organizations
  • Demonstrating value
  • Engaging end users
  • Managing vendor relationships
  • Ensuring and leveraging “info-ubiquity”

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