Headfast Abstrax – makes light work of bibliographic content management

July 06, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Improved bibliographic content management results in numerous benefits and advantages - greater productivity, better workflow management, enhanced content quality and timeliness to name just a few. Not to mention major time and cost saving benefits - high priorities for almost every organisation.

Headfast offers Abstrax as a system that can be run within an organisationís own IT infrastructure or as a service accessed through the Internet. Either way, Abstrax provides a cost effective solution for managing bibliographic information and publishing it on paper, CD-ROM, DVD and the Internet. It is an invaluable tool for streamlining the complete production and dissemination process!

Mike Hyman, Managing Director of Headfast, comments: "We have used our extensive experience to evolve Abstrax from systems we have previously delivered. The result is a flexible and comprehensive system than provides a cost effective and easy to use solution for real-life content management needs. Abstrax is ideal for any organisation that maintains a significant bibliographic catalogue."

Abstrax provides powerful user-friendly input and editing facilities, including a wealth of indexing and quality control aids such as customisable templates, comprehensive data validation, spell checking and support for a hierarchical thesaurus. Existing data can be loaded into Abstrax to form a searchable and editable archive. Ongoing feeds of externally produced data from other publishers can also be accepted with the same high level of validation and quality control.

Abstrax offers a comprehensive range of options for publishing on the Internet, intranets, CD-ROM and DVD. Supplying data to online services and other bibliographic data users is straightforward. It even has its own powerful catalogue production module for generating printed abstract journals and catalogues in a matter of minutes. Of course the content can also be exported to other packages and services in a wide variety of formats.

Current users of Abstrax include the British Nursing Index and CERAM Research.

To find out more about the features and benefits of Abstrax and other Headfast solutions please visit www.headfast.com or call +44 (0) 1883 343000

Press Contact: Rosie Eustace Rosie.Eustace@headfast.com
Sales Contact: Sue Hyman Sue.Hyman@headfast.com

** Screen shots and photographs are available on request from Rosie Eustace

About Headfast
Headfast (previously known as Head Software International Ltd) has specialised in applications for the "knowledge industry" - booksellers, information services, libraries and publishers - for over twenty-five years. Providing numerous solutions for a wide range of requirements in electronic publishing, content management, knowledge management, libraries and information services.

Our in-depth knowledge and practical experience of these key application areas, combined with our technical expertise, enables us to offer our clients a full range of services including consultancy, packaged application solutions, bespoke systems development, intranet development, CD-ROM design and production, and Internet application development and hosting. We also offer a complete publishing service through our Oxmill Publishing division.

Fast, friendly and flexible access to large amounts of information has been a common component in almost all of our systems. A broad range of specialised facilities have also been developed for many of these applications - for example online ordering, electronic document delivery, library loans management, catalogue and directory printing, integrated photographs and videos.

Headfastís clients include industrial and commercial companies, professional practices, local and central government, healthcare and hospitals, research bodies, charities, trade and professional associations, universities and colleges.