We're PASSIONATE about offering SUSTAINABLE and INNOVATIVE systems
Web & App Services
Prosentient applies industry-leading solutions to information-intensive web applications and apps developed across the IOS (iPhone/iPad), Android and Windows Phone platforms.

We are specialists in collaborative solutions and can help your business innovate.

We provide professional consulting services on web-based deployment, integration and hosting of information management products.

Our solutions are typically built around tried and tested Open Source software components. We can also provide systems integration assistance and data conversion.
Carpool
We developed a Carpool application that is sustainable, easy to use, efficient and fun!

It connects passengers with drivers who are doing a similar trip. It is an scalable app that can be used on desktops, tablets and smartphones.

It is already operating in a number of local government areas.

It won the 2015 NSW Blue Star Community Environmental Award.
Library
Our flagship products are Koha Library Management System and DSpace Repository for digital library holdings, together with Interloans and Interdocs, our own popular inter-library loans and document delivery systems.

We are experts at a range of library metadata formats and ontologies.

We tailor our products and services to the needs and preferences of each library.

We assist and train librarians with all levels of technology expertise. We use the best available open source components and our own integration systems to create well-rounded solutions.
 

Our Mission

Build, integrate and manage efficient and sustainable systems. Innovate in functionality, design and building technology according to the client needs and preferences. Assist and advice clients with all levels of technology expertise. Use the best available open source components and our own integration systems to create well-rounded solutions.


We are specialists in collaborative solutions and can help your business innovate


Some of Our Partners & Clients


ACOSS - Australian Council Of Social Service
Tasmania Department of Police and Emergency Management
Katherine District Hospital
Dept Of Health & Human Services
Redcliffe & Caboolture Hospital Libraries
TAFE SA Gilles Plains Campus
SHQ (Sexual Health Quarters)
Hunter New England Local Health District
WA Department of Parks and Wildlife
ACT Legislative Assembly

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Greenslopes Private Hospital
St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
Royal Hospital For Women
TAFE SA Gilles Plains Campus
Mona Vale Hospital
Lyell McEwin Hospital
Avondale College Sydney Campus Library
Minter Ellison
NSW Rural Fire Service
Dept. of Environment and Heritage Protection
KnowledgeEcology

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Statistics


Hours of expertise

55480

Hours offering innovative services to the world during these decades on the field

Our Projects

We have several decades of expertise
on a broad spectrum of projects.

406      Current Clients

11   Countries

Intersearch Koha, Interdocs and/or DSpace

Carpool (Australian States, %)

Interloans

Case Studies


Koha, Interdocs and GratisNet in Northern Territory Health

The Northern Territory’s Health Library Network signed up for Prosentient System’s document delivery system and were impressed with the after sales service.  “We found Edmund to be very good to work with” explained Resources Management Librarian, Ruby Lindberg.  “No matter how many times we rang he was always patient and helpful.  After sales service and support is very important to us because we don’t have the technical in-house knowledge of the applications to do it ourselves”.  Their good experience with Interdocs soon led the library to join GratisNet, and then to take up the hosted Koha Library Management System.



DSpace: Australian Open Access Support Group

In this case study published by the Australian Open Access Support Group, Gemma Siemensma, Library Manager at Ballarat Health Services, describes the thinking and processes behind the introduction of their DSpace repository



Koha and DSpace in the NSW Parliamentary Library

When the Parliamentary Library of New South Wales began using Koha as its Library Management system and DSpace as its digital repository, the staff didn't do so to make a political statement about the viability of open source software. “This was just the software that fulfilled our requirements,” said Deborah Brown, Parliament’s chief librarian.

While having a physical collection, NSW Parliament library's lifeblood is digitized news media. Through their parliamentary copyright exemption they reproduce and store dozens of articles each day for the use of the Members of Parliament (and their staff) who make up their user base.


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Research and Publications Preview

Prosentient Systems has been engaged in the development of information retrieval, data-intensive and internet information systems for over 20 years.

Dr Balnaves is a member of ALIA (Australian Library Information Association), IEEE, and is a standing committee member of the Information Technology Section of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations).

Dr. Balnaves is actively engaged in research in the area of systematic digital content management, desktop services supporting digital archiving and the information commons.

Areas of research focus for Prosentient Systems are:

  • Library Systems and services
  • Open Source systems and communities
  • Information retrieval systems
  • Systematic reuse of digital content

Research projects we are involved in include:

Information commons

As more content is "born digital", we are looking at desktop systems for archiving content. The internet is a very convenient and cost effective way for creating and delivering electronic documents such as journals, but it creates a further requirement for the long-term and safe storage of electronic resources in an archive.

Open Source Systems

We undertake workshops, software development and cross-system integration in open source systems. This has included:
  • Our workshop with the UN Centre for Global ICT on open source library management systems, Rome 2010
  • Our workshop with the UN Centre for Global ICT on open source digital library systems, Puerto Rico 2011
  • Edmund's UN Handbook for ICT in Parliamentary Libraries, made in conjunction with an International Committee of Parliamentary librarians

We are working on various aspects of integration between open source library systems:

  • Joomla with Koha
  • Joomla with DSpace
  • Koha and DSpace cross integration

 

Who We Are


We are an IT company that builds, integrates and manages efficient and sustainable systems. We innovate in functionality, design and building technology according to the client needs and preferences. Assist and advice clients with all levels of technology expertise. Use the best available open source components and our own integration systems to create well-rounded solutions.

Contact Us


+61 2 9212 0899

+61 2 9212 0885

ebalnaves@prosentient.com.au

www.prosentient.com.au




@prosentient

Suite 72/ 330 Wattle St

      Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia