Access Innovations Receives 2008 Best of Albuquerque Award U.S. Local Business Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement


Washington, D.C. (September 8, 2008) – Access Innovations has been selected for the 2008 Best of Albuquerque Award in the Computer Software category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

The USLBA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2008 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered, both internally by the USLBA and from data provided by third parties.

Past and current clients praised Access Innovation’s professionalism and the positive experience of working with the Access team. Drucilla Ekwurzel, AEA Director of Publication Services, described the software selection process: “We chose to test Access Innovations’ Data Harmony™ software for machine-aided indexing of journal articles and books after seeing demonstrations at NFAIS and ASIDIC meetings on search engines. We were already familiar with Access Innovations’ excellent reputation for thesaurus building and data conversion.”

Tina Flammer, vice president of National Systems for AssistGuide Information Services (AGIS), commented on the value AGIS received from Access: “Access Innovations provided the tools and expertise we needed, enabling us to put together the most comprehensive online resource for caregivers. Their skills in handling many different types of data, along with their experience in the health care area, make them a valuable partner.”

“It is a delight to have hometown recognition for our efforts! Other companies like Microsoft and Convera, formerly Excalibur, got their start in Albuquerque,” said Marjorie Hlava, Access Innovations’ president. “We are glad to be in that august company.”


About Access Innovations, Inc.

Incorporated in 1978, Access Innovations, Inc. is now in its 32nd year of providing information management services. While its corporate headquarters are in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the organization provides services to a broad range of public and private organizations throughout the United States and the world. Access Innovations has extensive experience with, and deep knowledge of, Internet technology applications, bibliographic database creation, visualization knowledge, and thesaurus/taxonomy creation and application. The Access Innovations Data Harmony software suite, with automatic and machine-assisted indexing (M.A.I.), thesaurus management (Thesaurus Master) and the XML Intranet production system (XIS), was developed to meet production environment needs and is used by companies of all sizes and focuses, from Fortune 100 companies to university libraries, corporate to technical information centers, and special interest groups to domestic and foreign government agencies.