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Mass., March 25, 2002 Lynda Moulton today announced the launch
of consulting firm LWM Technology Services in Harvard, Massachusetts.
A longtime player in the field of software development for corporate
libraries and technical information management, Ms. Moulton seeks to
partner with IT executives in R & D companies where knowledge management
is a key element for success. IT managers are overwhelmed with
the array of technology possibilities for helping their companies get
a handle on corporate knowledge assets, states Ms. Moulton, and
LWM Technology brings a unique and needed perspective to their processes.
Moulton goes on to say that IT managers are required to focus their
computer science expertise on evaluating hardware, operating systems,
and network infrastructure. But unlike computer science, information
science is the application of technology to diverse and unique documents
and files. LWM Technology Services differs from the typical systems
consulting firm by supporting IT in its search for and implementation
of solutions based on information science technologies for knowledge
Technology Services provides collaborative support for IT initiatives
that are grounded in vast information repositories. The computer technologist
needs professional backup in understanding the nature of text information
resources, content publishers and providers, and how knowledge is best
deployed for all knowledge users. Unfortunately, the nature of information
creation and dissemination is very messy. It needs professional attention
to become used and useful. Ms. Moulton notes that companies have
been focused on where information is located, filed and archived, but
few understand that logical organization of the actual content is an
entirely different discipline, one to which library and information
science professionals devote their careers.
1980 Lynda Moulton founded one of Massachusetts first software
companies, Comstow Information Services. Pioneering in the field of
automation for corporate, legal and government libraries, the company
maintained a high level of recognition in the niche market of corporate
research and technical libraries. Clients included Ford Motor Company,
Raytheon, Pfizer and Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia.
Using Comstows BiblioTech® software these organizations
managed large databases of technical and business information for scientific
and engineering staff.
1999 Ms. Moulton and the BiblioTech PRO product joined Inmagic, Inc.
of Woburn, Mass. After a transitional period at Inmagic, she is returning
to work with computer technologists on the tough issues of information
technology. During twenty years of managing a corporation, overseeing
product development, and working in and for major R & D companies,
Ms. Moulton has developed an array of knowledge management models for
clients. She expects LWM to be involved in everything from helping organizations
get more out of existing systems, to finding and coaching personnel
to build valuable database content.