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EISI Debuts At Pharmacists’ National Convention August 3, 2012

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Pharmacists from various backgrounds trooped to our booth at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion, host to the 2012 National Convention of the Philippine Pharmacists Association last April 26-28, 2012.  This was our first exhibit at a pharmacists’ event, which was an opportunity for  to introduce Lexi-Comp, the drug information database currently used to improve health care in many countries.Image

The enthusiastic crowd tried the drug database in both online and handheld tablet formats.  Everyone was pleased at the ease of use and comprehensiveness of our products, which translates to improved productivity and better decisions for providers as they provide better health care to the population. Lexi-Comp prides itself of being an unbiased source of drug information, free from any influence of drug manufacturers.

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Lexi-Comp’s representative for North Asia-Pacific, Lina Park, was on hand to share her expertise in making the best use of Lexi-Comp’s various solutions.  She was assisted by EISI’s dependable sales and support personnel.

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Lucky visitors to our booth received gifts.  It was three days well-spent, and we look forward to serving the information needs of our pharmacists in the future.

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EISI Joined 9 Library Conferences, Organized 3 Company Events in 2011 July 27, 2012

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It’s been quite a while since our last post, so we’ll take this opportunity to record our major company events the past year. Electronic Information Solutions Inc. (EISI) participated in nine (9) library association events in 2010 as a sponsor/exhibitor or presentor.  We are grateful for the officers of these associations for  this continuing partnership to educate our librarians about the latest technologies:

  • April 11-13, 2011 – The Cagayan and Kalinga-Apayao (CaAKAp) Librarians Association Inc. conducted a National Summer Conference on the theme: “Rekindling the Spirit of Leadership Towards Better Library Environment”  held at the Villa Victoria Hotel, Pengu-Ruyu, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.
  • April 13 -15, 2011 – PLAI-STRLC organized the Regional Summer Conference at El Pueblo Rhizort, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.
  • April 27-29, 2011 – The Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians, Inc. conducted a 3-day National Summer Conference on the theme: “Library Tourism & Hospitality: The Business of Endearing Philippine Libraries and Information Services to Publics”. This professional activity was  held at the Lake Houses 1 & 2 of San Antonio Resort, Baybay Beach, Roxas City, Capiz.
  • April 27-30, 2011 – The Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines, Inc. (ASLP) in cooperation with the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Library, conducted four-day, three-night seminar on “Challenges and Opportunities of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Age of New Technology”. This was held at the Bamboo Garden, Dipolog City.
  • August 26, 2011 – Online MAHLAP Union List Training for Contributing Libraries was held at the Information Management Service Training Room, Department of Health, San Lazaro Compound, Sta. Cruz, Manila.
  • May 17-19, 2011 – The Academic Libraries Book Acquisition Systems Association, Inc. (ALBASA, INC.) held its 38th Annual General Assembly with a book fair, business meeting and seminar at the Cebu Grand Convention Center, Archbishop Reyes, St., Cebu City, Philippines.
  • October 12-14, 2011 – The Cavite Librarians Association, Inc. (CLASS, Inc.), had its National Conference with the theme “Libraries & Information Centers: Improvements and Innovations”  at the El Cielito Hotel, Tagaytay City.
  • November 10-11, 2011 – The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) Caraga Regional Council in coordination with the Caraga Librarians and Libraries Association, Inc., (CLLA) conducted its 3rd Regional Convention and Seminar-Workshop on the theme “Reinventing Libraries in the 21st Century” on November 10-11, 2011 at Goat 2 Geder Hotel and Restaurant, Butuan City.

    Naidz Abragan of EISI with Caraga librarians

  • November 16-18, 2011 – Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI), General Conference and Assembly was held in Hotel Elizabeth located at #1 J. Felipe Street corner Gibraltar Street, Baguio City East, Baguio City. This activity is in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and Arts-National Committee on Library and Information Services (NCCA-NCLIS) with the theme: “National Conference on Libraries for Progress”. 

    EISI at PLAI Convention, Hotel Elizabeth, Baguio City

In addition, EISI organized 3 corporate events to serve the needs of its customers and give back to the community.

June 30 – July 1 2011, 18th MARC 21 Workshop, St Louise University, Baguio City.  40 librarians learn from Prof. Corazon Nera, Chairman, Board of Librarianship.  Full story HERE.

Participants at the 18th MARC 21 Workshop, St Louise University, Baguio.

January 22, 2011.  EISI sponsored a book donation ceremony for the city library of Dasmarinas, Cavite.  Full story HERE.

The city library of Dasmarinas was recipient of a book donation facilitated by EISI.

December 4, 2011.  EISI sponsored T-shirts for volunteer staff of  a medical mission in Laguna.

EISI and Lexi-comp T-shirt

EISI provided t-shirts for volunteer staff at a medical mission in Laguna last Dec 4, 2011. Photo by Didz Raduban, used with permission

EISI is proud of its contribution to the Philippine library community as well as to the general public in 2011.  Subscribe to our feeds to see what’s happening this 2012.  Or like us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/electronic.info

Introducing Lexi-Comp: Interactive Drug Information for Hospitals, Clinics, Pharmacists and Medical/Nursing Libraries September 1, 2011

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Lexi Comp Drug InformationWe are pleased to announce that Lexicomp is now available in the Philippines through EISI. Lexicomp is an industry-leading provider of drug information and clinical content for the healthcare industry. We provide the tools necessary to help improve patient safety, ensure compliance, and elevate the quality of care patients receive. For over 30 years, hospitals and health systems worldwide have relied on Lexicomp’s comprehensive drug information to improve patient outcomes, and treat and diagnose patients at the point-of-care. Available on the web and on PDAs and smartphones, Lexi-comp combines accuracy with ease of use to ensure that our health care providers have the most comprehensive information available for the safety of their patients.  For more information and a free trial, follow this LINK.

Forty (40) Librarians Attend 18th MARC 21 Workshop in Baguio August 26, 2011

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It was an excited group of 40 librarians and information specialists that packed the audio-visual room of the St. Louis University library in Baguio City last June 30 and July 1, 2011.  The occasion was the 18th MARC 21 Workshop held in cooperation between SLU and Electronic Information Solutions, Inc., (EISI) the leading library automation provider in the Philippines.  This was the only MARC 21 workshop to be held in 2011.

Adding to the excitement was the fact that no less than the Chairman of the Board of Librarianship of the Professional Regulations Commission, Prof. Corazon Nera, was the lead lecturer.  She is concurrently the  Library Director of the Lyceum of the Philippines University.

Prof Corazon Nera

Prof. Corazon Nera, Chairman, Board of Librarianship, was the main lecturer for the 18th MARC21 Workshop

Prof Corazon Nera, Library Director of Lyceum of the Philippines

Attentive audience listening to Prof. Nera at the 18th MARC21 Workshop

The participants were welcomed by Dr. Noel P. De Leon, SLU Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Prof. Nera started the lecture proper with an overview of Resource Description and Access (RDA), a new and emerging standard in cataloging, followed by the main topic, Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC).  Most of the first day was devoted to MARC Bibliographic, while the 2nd day was for MARC Authorities as taught by Ms. Venus B. Oruga, also from Lyceum of the Philippines University, with opportunities for questions and answers.  The 2nd day was capped by an introduction to copy cataloging and pre-processing sofware delivered by Ms. Cristina Flores, EISI Software Specialist.

Dr Noel de Leon, VP Academic Affairs, Saint Louis University

Dr. Noel de Leon, VP Academic Affairs, Saint Loius University, welcomed the participants.

Mrs Venus Oruga of Lyceum of the Philippines took the floor on the 2nd day, lecturing on MARC Authority standards.

Mrs Venus Oruga of Lyceum of the Philippines University took the floor on the 2nd day, lecturing on MARC Authority standards.

Ms. Cristina Flores, Software Specialist, EISI

Ms. Cristina Flores, Software Specialist, EISI, mentored the participants on cataloging and pre-processing software.

MARC 21 Workshop, SLU, Baguio

Our MARC 21 Workshops are very interactive, providing opportunities for questions and answers.

Dr. Rina Diaron, Director of Libraris, SLU

Dr. Rina Diaron, Director of Libraries, SLU was all praises for the successful conduct of the MARC workshop. She delivered the closing remarks and handed out the certificates.

MARC 21 Workshop participants hard at work with their trainors

MARC 21 Workshop participants hard at work with their trainors

18th MARC 21 Workshop Certificate

Certificates were given for the successful completion of the course. Our MARC 21 Workshops are CPE accredited.

The participants were delighted with the actual hands-on exercises where they were able to see immediate results of their cataloging efforts.  Follett’s Destiny Library Manager was used extensively throughout the course.

The closing remarks was delivered by  Dr. Rina Hemedez Diaron, Director of Libraries, Saint Louis University.

It seems two days was not enough for the MARCers as many took advantage of the weekend to tour Baguio City.  On July 1, Friday afternoon, aboard a bus graciously provided by the Philippine Military Academy, our MARC participants visited the SLU Museum of Arts and Culture, PMA Museum (guided by PMA Librarian Mr. Nolie Enem, one of the participants), Club John Hay/Baguio Country Club, and the twin tourist attractions of Good Shepherd and Mines View Park.

18th MARC 21 Participants at the PMA Bus

All set for the really FUN part of the course!

18th MARC 21 Participants at the Philippine Military Academy

18th MARC 21 Participants at the Philippine Military Academy

18th MARC 21 Workshop participants hunting for souvenirs

18th MARC 21 Workshop participants hunting for souvenirs

18th MARC 21 Workshop participants at the Baguio Botanical Garden

Taking some time to pose for posterity at the Baguio Botanical Garden

Jump for MARC 21!

Jump for MARC 21!

It was indeed a productive learning experience with a lot of fun and camaraderie thrown in. So watch out for our next MARC workshops, register and invite your fellow librarians.  We make cataloging FUN!

Follett Software Offers Free Integration of One Search Into Destiny Library Manager 9.9 June 13, 2011

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March 31, 2011. Follett Software Company (Chicago, Illinois) announced this week that the One Search™ subscription service is now fully integrated into Destiny® Library Manager™, and will be available free to Follett customers who have upgraded to the latest Destiny 9.9 version and maintain a current support agreement.

The Destiny Library Manager-One Search integration becomes effective Friday (April 1), said George Gatsis, vice president of product management, marketing and development for Follett Software Company.

“One Search is a great way to help the Librarian/Media Specialist assist teachers and students in the learning process and support the library,” Gatsis said. “We hope this addition will help support our customers’ goal of improving information literacy and strengthen the value of Destiny in their library, while concurrently keeping an eye on the budget.”

Current One Search subscribers will be able to access all the service’s online resources that they have in the past without incurring any additional fees. A complete list of the supported databases is available by visiting Follett Software’s web site under “Enriched Content Subscriptions.”

Existing Destiny customers seeking details about activating their One Search subscription in Destiny, or for additional information about One Search, contact the Philippine Distributor, Electronic Information Solutions Inc at eisi@eisi.com.ph.

In early January, Follett Software unveiled Destiny® 9.9 with a host of dynamic improvements that allow existing Destiny Library Manager™ (and Destiny Textbook Manager™) customers to save time, increase efficiency and help drive student achievement.

Follett Destiny is distributed in the Philippines by Electronic Information Solutions Inc (http://www.eisi.com.ph) which can be reached at phone 63 2 8436571.