Published on 22 January 2013
Quick access to relevant information is an important factor in maintaining the competitive position of Hobart Brothers, the American welding equipment and consumables manufacturer. Martha Baker, as Librarian at the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Ohio, often does searches for customers using TWI's online database, WELDASEARCH. She simply connects to the WELDASEARCH Internet site, which allows her to communicate with the database, wherever in the world it happens to be.
Here are Martha's comments:
"Current awareness searches which I perform quarterly in the WELDASEARCH database are most beneficial to my associates. Many times, these searches are followed by requests for complete articles on the given topic. When we cannot provide copies from our own collection, TWI is very willing to assist in obtaining articles requested. These searches and others on specific topics increase awareness and provide answers to specific research questions.
As a leading welding library in the USA, we receive requests from various patrons beyond our own operations. Once again, a search frequently results in a request for supporting articles. These requests are usually very specific and frequently patrons have returned with a comment, 'Thank you! That was exactly the information I required to answer my question'."
WELDASEARCH is a comprehensive database containing over 168,000 summaries of published items from around the world, and covers materials and engineering, quality and safety as well as the numerous welding and joining processes. So, whether your own company does its own searching or alternatively prefers to use an organisation such as Hobart Institute, or TWI, WELDASEARCH is sure to provide the answer.
For information about TWI's capabilities please contact us.