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NASA Uses Inmagic June 29, 2007

Posted by quelly in Information Management, Product Highlight.
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA is the government agency responsible for the United States of America’s space program and long-term general aerospace research.  Hundreds of individuals across NASA need to access imaging assets, which are critical to the safety of NASA’s space shuttle missions, in order to monitor launch results, reviews design decisions and insure mission safety. Additional video footage and still images shot on orbit enable NASA engineers to compare pre-flight and in-flight images in order to asses functionality and highlight areas that warrant further scrutiny.

Until recently, however, only the Image Analysis Team staff could view these baseline images, and sometimes with delays because of the complexity of accessing them.

To make the baseline images readily available outside of the Images Analysis Teams (IAT), NASA turned to Inmagic Presto software as the foundation of its Institutional Computerized Archiving System, or ICAS. Presto opens the baseline images for use by the broader NASA community by organizing those images and providing direct 24/7 Web-based access for all authorized users. Presto also is used to archive motion picture film and video footage captured during a mission, and in the future will be used to distribute that footage as well.

NASA Integration Lead Chuck Brown explained that they choosed Presto because of it’s unique ability to archive, manage and provide broad access to imaging assets. Inmagic Inc. is the global leader in enterprise Research Asset Management. Inmagic is sold in the Philippines by EISI. For more information, visit www.inmagic.com or click on the contact tab above.  From Inmagic Press Release.

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EISI at ALBASA’s 34th General Assembly June 22, 2007

Posted by quelly in Library, Library Automation, Philippine libraries, Philippines, Trainings & Events.
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The Academic Libraries Book Acquisition Systems Association Inc. (ALBASA) held its 34th annual General Assembly last May 29-31, 2007 at the Cebu City Sports Club, Cardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu City. ALBASA is a non-profit corporation organized by librarians for their institution libraries for the following purposes: to engage in a joint ,coordinated program of library book purchasing both locally and abroad to avail of volume discounts and other technical advantages; to provide a clearinghouse for various cooperative activities among member libraries; and to conduct workshops and seminars for professional growth of librarians.

Many librarians from different institutions attended the said assembly with the theme of “The Library Reloaded: Creating a New Ambience for the Library Users”. EISI was one of the exhibitors. Since most of the ALBASA members are from Visayas and Mindanao, we took advantage of this event to keep in touch with our customers and friends by sending our representatives Snowy Salas (Visayas Region) and Axel Cabarles (Mindanao Region).

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Product Highlight: Bookwhere for Windows June 14, 2007

Posted by quelly in Cataloging, Library Automation, Product Highlight.
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BookWhere for Windows is an indispensable bibliographic search tool designed for libraries. Cataloguers and Reference Librarians will appreciate the ability to search thousands of libraries and related databases including academic, public, and national libraries worldwide.  Several databases may be searched simultaneously.

BookWhere is the perfect tool for the ongoing cataloguing of new library material as well as retrospective conversion projects. Bibliographic records can be exported in MARC  21 communications format for subsequent loading to a local library system or alternatively to our companion product MARC Notepad for editing/adding local holdings prior to loading.

For additional information click here.

Summer Workshop at Ateneo de Naga June 1, 2007

Posted by quelly in Cataloging, Library Automation, Philippine libraries, Trainings & Events.
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The second of our MARC21 Workshop ‘Reloaded’ series which includes two days of intensive training was held last May 10-11. Hosted by Ateneo de Naga University (AdeNU) the 10th edition of our the MARC21 workshop drew 27 participants from nearby institutions. Jesuit Priest Fr. Francisco A. Mallari gave the invocation. EISI Sales Engineer for South NCR and Luzon, Ms. Snooky Ignacio introduced Dr. Alfredo C. Fabay, Dean of Graduate School. Participants recieved a warm welcome address from Dr. Fabay. He noted that James O’Brien, S.J. Library- Student Internet Center was the perfect venue for this kind of workshop.

Once again we were pleased to have experienced cataloger and University Research Associate of College of Science Library-UP Diliman, Mr. Francisco T. Tamor with EISI Senior Software Specialist, Mr. Bhoy Tabinas who delivered a successful training. The University Librarian-AdeNU, Ms. Edna M. San Buenaventura who gave the closing remarks and librarian-AdeNU Ms. Mariane Sto. Domingo together with other AdeNU library staffs who worked hand in hand with Training Coordinator Ms. Naidz Abragan for the promotion and coordination of the training were also present during the workshop.

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JESUIT Priest Fr. Francisco Mallari giving the invocation address

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EISI Sales Engineer Ms. Snooky Ignacio inroduces the Dean of Graduate School

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Dr. Alfredo C. Fabay, Dean of Graduate School welcomes the participants

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University Librarian, Ms. Edna M. San Buenaventura gives the closing remarks

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Participants at James O’Brien, S.J. Library-ADNU

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Participants of 10th MARC21 Workshop ‘Reloaded’

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Some participants and organizers showing their wacky pose after the successful learning experience