|Inmagic, Inc., a developer of knowledge management and special library
software, has announced the release of Inmagic.NET,a new extension of DB/TextWorks,
its core, text-based information-management product, and soon to be an
extension of its BiblioTech PRO products. Inmagic.NET allows information
professionals to speed acquisitions work flow by purchasing, cataloging,
indexing, and disseminating information throughout an organization via
a seamless, Net-connected environment.
Soon to be enabled for e-information of all kinds, Inmagic.NET's current
version allows information professionals to order physical books directly
from Baker & Taylor, barnesandnoble.com, Fatbrain.com, and a growing
list of other information vendors. Purchases are enabled through a Web
link to these vendors placed directly in DB/TextWorks. Those who order
through Baker & Taylor have the ability to request that the company
download core bibliographic data to Inmagic's servers, where it can be imported
directly into the customer's DB/TextWorks database. From there, bibliographic
data can be edited by the customer to meet individual preferences and needs.
"What Inmagic and our growing list of e-commerce partners are developing
with Inmagic.NET is an evolving platform that our special-library customers
can use to benefit from the fast-changing Internet and e-commerce world
around them," said Phil Green, Inmagic's president and CEO. "By melding
desktop computing, the Web, and e-commerce, we're providing information
professionals with a comprehensive, Net-connected environment that will
enable them to place the right information, in record time, into the hands
of decision makers."
According to the announcement, Inmagic's e-commerce partners will utilize
their participation in Inmagic.NET to help drive traffic to their Web sites,
as well as provide services that are recognized as value-added by their
special-library customers. Pamela Smith, senior vice president of Internet
portals for Baker & Taylor, said, "Our participation with Inmagic's
Inmagic.NET program will allow us to provide superior value-added benefits
to special libraries that would be very difficult for us to implement on
Inmagic.NET uses XML technology to enable the electronic tagging of
information in the same way as that of a Web page. According to the company,
tagged information, such as core bibliographic records or even financial
data related to a transaction, can be downloaded in the format preferred
by the customer, enabling the speedy updating of DB/TextWorks files.
Future plans include increasing the number of Inmagic.NET information
vendors in North America and globally, and expanding beyond books to include
the online acquisition of such e-information resources as serials, journals,
newsfeeds, and other types of e-publications. In addition, Inmagic's other
core product, BiblioTech PRO, will also soon be enabled for Inmagic.NET.
Green said: "We're committed to providing, under one platform, all information
resources of importance to our customers. As just-in-time information delivery
becomes a reality, Inmagic.NET will evolve with the industry to enable
librarians to purchase and pay for online material only at the time of
Source: Inmagic, Inc., Woburn, MA, 800/229-8398; http://www.inmagic.com.