Successfully completed a project to digitize the library directory general of the North-West Academy of Public Administration (SZAGS), the largest in the North-West Russia university to prepare state and local government employees. SZAGS Library, the main profile of which – the social sciences, economics, law, sociology and history, is one of the largest in St. Petersburg. Because the academy has 13 branches throughout the North-West Russia, obvious need for an organized Internet access to bibliographic databases. Work on converting paper library catalog in electronic form have been divided into several stages – scanning and filing delivery of software and subsequent data entry and indexing.
The main criterion for choosing a company for the project was best value for money in a relatively short period. As a result of the 2007 and 2008. respective tenders and executing all the works was selected SOFTWARE Alley, one of the biggest players in the development and implementation of software and hardware electronic archives, and streaming scanning and input of large volumes of paper documents. As a control electronic archive of documents was introduced Alley Archives 3, using the web interface which web 2.0 technologies and Ajax, you can arrange easy access to the electronic catalog on the Internet (estimated to become operational in September). "Our company has a long and successful working with libraries, including and university, "- said Stanislav Kim, CEO of Alley SOFTWARE -" so the creation of an electronic catalog for the North West Academy of Public Administration under the President was very important for us and interesting project. We hope that this will be a real help to students and teachers and help SZAGS to meet all its motto – 'classical education, plus innovative technology'. "