LOS ANGELES, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LAC Group, the Leader in Information Curation and Knowledge Management, today announces the expansion of its Library as a Service ("LaaS") platform for law firms and corporations. With the addition of Soutron, LAC's LaaS 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 Service 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," said Deborah Schwarz, Founder and CEO of LAC Group. "Partnering with Soutron Global gives clients greater flexibility to effectively use cutting edge tools and technology."
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's Library as a Service benefits, such as distributed workforce of tested/trained researchers and information professionals, 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 & CEO, 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," said Rob Corrao, LAC Group's Chief Operating Officer.
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.
About LAC Group
LAC Group has been helping its clients enact best practices and solve library and archival challenges since 1986. From information sciences staffing, to metadata creation, to consulting, spend management and physical media storage, LAC Group has a complete suite of solutions designed to help maximize the utility of real-time and archival information. A WBENC-certified woman-owned business, LAC Group continues to be the trusted choice of leading law firms, major studios, broadcasters, government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and universities seeking to manage the ever-increasing challenges of information and knowledge management. The company operates from three facilities in Greater Los Angeles (Century City, Burbank and Thousand Oaks) as well as offices in New York, Rockville, MD, Chicago, Denver, Boston and the United Kingdom.
About Soutron Global
As a client-driven company with strong award-winning leadership, Soutron Global is a cloud-based Library, Knowledge and Information Management Solutions provider dedicated to "Managing Library Transformation." Soutron Global partners with special libraries and information centers around the globe to transition them to digital technologies with innovative, easy-to-use high-quality products. Soutron Global can be found online at www.soutronglobal.com.
SOURCE LAC Group