Soutron Global (“Managing Library Transformation”), announced yesterday, Thursday, June 5, 2014, that LAC Group (“The Leader in Information Curation and Knowledge Management”) “has expanded its Library as a ServiceSM (“LaaS”) platform for law firms and corporations by forming a solutions alliance with Soutron Global. With the addition of the transformative Soutron library and knowledge management solutions, LAC’s LaaS now includes a spectrum of capabilities encompassing traditional on-site staffing and library management as well as cloud-based content delivery platforms and LAC’s distributed network of North American and UK-based researchers, librarians and information specialists. LaaS is designed to enable a more agile, just-in-time model to clients.”
Library as a ServiceSM leverages both client-side and LAC resources to offer complete end-to-end library management solutions and incremental offerings that augment existing in-house capabilities. With the addition of Soutron’s Integrated Library Software system, clients of LAC Group will now be able to choose to integrate their existing ILS or leverage the LaaS-integrated Soutron ILS. Existing Soutron Global clients may apply their subscription to the LAC Library as a Service portal.
Further, Soutron Global clients can now choose to activate links directly to LAC’s distributed force of law and corporate librarians around the globe to assist with primary and secondary research requests, marketing or pitch support with Competitive and Business Intelligence Reports, At-a-Glance Reports, setting up curated news alerts, and much more.
“The ability to seamlessly manage both print and digital assets is critical for today’s libraries,” stated Deborah Schwarz, Founder and C.E.O. of LAC Group (formerly Library Associates Companies). “Partnering with Soutron Global gives clients greater flexibility to effectively use cutting edge tools and technology.”
Soutron Global stated, “An important piece of LAC’s Library as a Service offering is its Knowledge Services Portal (“KSP”). Soutron ILS is now available to LAC clients as an alternative to traditional ILS options. Whether clients are leveraging LAC’sprofessionals, or simply managing firm resources, acquisitions and budgets, Soutron delivers cost-effective ease of use.”
“The selection of Soutron by LAC Group is verification of the transformative power of our library, information and knowledge management solutions,” stated Soutron Global President & C.E.O. Tony Saadat. “LAC clients can expect more efficient delivery of core library services, increased user satisfaction, more user engagement, increased agility to meet changing information demands and reduced costs when they implement Soutron.”
“After a close review of market options and several successful implementations of Soutron, it was clear that it would make a strong component of LAC’s Library as a Service KSP offering. Efficiently integrating the Soutron ILS through an API allows us to deliver a single portal of resources. It furthers our commitment to address client requirements by delivering turnkey solutions. We are excited about adding Soutron to our platform.” stated Rob Corrao, LAC Group’s Chief Operating Officer.
Soutron Global stated, “In addition to adding ILS capabilities through Soutron, LAC’s Library as a Service Portal offers research tools, library spend analysis and benchmarking, rights clearance services, cataloging and metadata services, indexing support, marketing support, competitive intelligence and business intelligence research, curated news alerts, as well as a full suite of assisted primary and secondary research offerings.”