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Presto for Social Libraries goes live

A new year and it’s off to the races for Inmagic. Back in November, you might recall our announcement of Inmagic Presto 3.0, a new, socialized version of the company’s popular knowledge repository. Now, we have fine-tuned the platform with special librarians in mind to create the industry’s first social library solution: Inmagic Presto for Social Libraries.

In a nutshell, we’ve built upon Presto 3.0 and created a SOPAC (Social Online Public Access Catalog) that provides a unique framework for managing and enhancing library collections. Think of the SOPAC as a social knowledge network (SKN) for special libraries. And when you combine SKNs and special libraries, you’re getting a true social library.

As we developed Presto for Social Libraries, we tried to create features that would take the special library to the next level. We want to help librarians transform their library from a cost center to a productivity center by leveraging both content and the user community to create rich knowledge networks.

For example, librarians can augment "top-down" vetted information with "bottom-up" social content. The result is a secure, two-way information exchange where librarians play a significant role in creating and maintaining the knowledge repository, and patrons add value to the content and share ideas using social media tools.

Below, we have new information about the new platform so you can learn more about how it works and whether it’s right for your organization.
We’re also hosting a webinar next week to introduce Presto for Social Libraries. It will be on Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST.

The webinar will go through the nuts and bolts of the application, show you how it can be implemented in a special library, and explain the benefits you can gain from it. You can register here. We’ll post a reminder as the date gets closer.

We’ll also be issuing a press release announcing Presto for Social Libraries to the market soon. But, as our loyal blog readers, we wanted to give you priority notice! We’ll be sharing the release here on blog once it’s out.

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