Document & Knowledge Management Software
Mac, Windows or Intranet
is the closest you'll get to the "perfect" system because it is customised
to your requirements. No two organisations have the same needs, nor do they
remain static. So as your needs change Sinch can be easily adapted to
consists of a basic building block and a range of modules which allow you
to computerize at your own pace and operate as you wish. They can be integrated
or set up to complement your existing software.
runs on Windows, Mac or Intranet. See an example of the Intranet version
for yourself: a user's OPAC.
Catalogue - the basic building block
Catalogue is an electronic card indexing system with significant advantages
over traditional systems, particularly the powerful linking of related information.
- Integrates with
Thesaurus Module to facilitate easy cataloguing and maintain Authority control.
- Full View presents
cataloguing information in a similar way to single index cards.
- List View presents
in one view the bare bones of a number of 'cards' for quick scanning.
- The Find function
gathers together all cards referring to a specified author, title, subject
- Search options
range from a simple interface for the casual user, to full Boolean searching
for the sophisticated.
acquired in electronic form may be linked to Sinch Catalogue and
thus be opened as full text documents directly from the Catalogue. This feature
will become increasingly important as more publications appear in electronic
- Stops duplication
of intellectual property such as research and opinions.
- Ensures that
even the most hard to remember case will never be forgotten.
- Is used by firms
to build valuable knowledgebases that distinguish them from the rest.
- Is particularly
useful for unreported judgments.
- MARC conversion
enables sourcing of data for rapid accessioning.
Loans may be added to most preexisting catalogues to manage loans and
- The Sinch
Loans system automation enables loans to be recorded with a single entry.
- Patrons may
be given the option for self-loans thereby freeing up staff time.
- Loan & reservation
status for any item may be established instantaneously and where necessary,
overdue memos can be generated directly from this one record at the press
of a button.
- In addition,
the borrowing history of each book and user can be tracked for more effective
and proactive management of resources.
- Scan Product
Codes and convert into ISBNs for automatic checking whether in library.
- Helps budgeting
and analysis which is so crucial for effective and proactive library management.
attends to mundane and time-consuming chores such as generating letters and
claiming missing orders. All at the press of a button.
- Places initial
orders for publications.
- Tracks receipt
- Tracks payment.
- Enables budgeting
for future usage.
- Generates a
weekly list of publications received.
- Generates a
report of overdue orders
generates letters to suppliers for nondelivery at the press of a button
- Optimized for
easy management of periodicals and loose-leaf services, particurly in a legal
- Enhances in-house
and external client service by delegating mundane management tasks to a computer.
- Manages subscriptions
to serial publications.
- Tracks receipt
of serial parts.
- Tracks payment
- Tracks binding
- Generates a
weekly list of expected serials.
- Tags received
serials and adds them to current holding.
- Generates a
report of overdue serials.
generates claims letter to suppliers for overdues.
generates instructions to binders.
On an almost daily
basis you may try and find a precedent, opinion or paper from your files. In
many cases the search may be for the benefit of a colleague who hopes an "intellectual
shortcut" can be found.
will spend time creating and maintaining personal intellectual caches. The
accumulated time cost is enormous. Computerising the access to these invaluable
resources dramatically increases their value.
Precedents enables easy organization of hundreds and thousands of potentially
reusable word-processing documents.
and organizes all key documents and forms for easy retrieval
- Electronic searching
makes it easy to find that specific form or document in a hurry.
has a range of
modules to meet
individual research and information storage requirements
- a sophisticated
Financial Management & Budgeting module shows you where the money
is going - by user group, by publisher, by supplier and by year to see trends
and make informed purchasing decisions.
- a powerful Thesaurus
Management & Development tool which can be used by itself, or integrated
with Sinch and put on the web. (Browse our Austlii Concept Browser
to see a demonstration of easily navigatable terms linked to a database of
Indexer - software for rapidly dissecting Cases and Unreported Judgments
into fielded information for precise searching. Used by court libraries themselves
because of the imprecision of fulltext retrieval. The field-based information
can be used in your existing library system.
- the impressive
SignIn module puts you in control by adding security functions, tracking
library use and presenting interesting reports without the enormous expense
normally involved in security systems.
- the functional
Stocktake module can operate by itself with data imported from your
existing software and your barcode reader to quickly spot problems with your
- the standalone
Services module records the work library staff undertake for patrons
with powerful reports analyzing use (and abuse!), without being an administrative
- unlike most
document management systems which can be more trouble than they are worth,
the DocManager module integrates with your existing word processing.
- the simplicity
and ease of use of a Web Browser can be used to search the Internet/Intranet
OPAC module. It's ideal for untrained, infrequent users such as Partners
Clients who are increasingly seeking direct access to materials. See examples
of the Intranet version for yourself: a user's OPAC.