International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) chooses ArchivalWare™, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

London, United Kingdom, March 4, 2014- As part of a major enhancement of its information service, the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) has chosen the ArchivalWare enterprise content management solution to replace its physical archive of 250,000 documents (laws, brochures, journals, loose-leaf and IBFD materials). The IBFD will use ArchivalWare to store, search, retrieve, browse, manage, and preserve a diverse set of content/digital objects within one easy to use system. ArchivalWare is a web-based, file type agnostic, full-text search and retrieval digital repository and management system.

Laura Roest, Manager Library and Information Centre, outlined their reasons for choosing ArchivalWare: “To open up the archives of IBFD’s Library and Information Centre IBFD has, after research of various software providers, chosen ArchivalWare provided by PTFS Europe. The main reasons for this decision are the enormous flexibility of the software and the possibility to use pattern search.”

Nick Phipps, Business Manager at PTFS Europe, added “We are delighted that the IBFD has chosen ArchivalWare for this major and demanding project. Apart from the scale of the archive (12 million pages) some of the documents are over 100 years old requiring a search engine capable of accurate retrieval in spite of OCR error rates.”

About IBFD
IBFD is the world’s foremost authority on cross-border taxation. IBFD provides research services to a large variety of clients on a vast array of topics in international taxation. The IBFD Library and Information Centre is widely regarded as the world’s leading resource facility in the field of international and comparative taxation.

About PTFS Europe
With over 60 customers in 12 countries, PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products and services to the library market. These include the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for resource management, the VuFind discovery portal, CUFTS for electronic resource management, WordPress for Libraries and the ArchivalWare digital repository. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host and support these products. PTFS Europe is a European distributor for PTFS Inc.

About PTFS
Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS) has been a leading provider of enterprise content management solutions to Federal Civilian and DoD agencies since 1995. PTFS has an enterprise content management application marketed as ArchivalWare which has been in production for twelve years and is installed at more than eighty customer locations. This application is best known for providing knowledge management, geospatial, and declassification solutions and now provides content management as a service. Supporting services include digitization, system integration, application installation/configuration, content loading/organization, training, staff augmentation, and ongoing support.