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Nexis Newsdesk™ Empowers Arup Employees with Global Information
Founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering, Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists. The firm first came to the world’s attention with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House, followed by its work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arup has since grown into a truly multidisciplinary organization with projects around the globe and offices in more than 30 countries worldwide.
Challenge: Put the power of information directly into employees’ hands
Ensuring that Arup employees receive the news and information they need to do their jobs effectively is a core tenet of the Information and Library Services Team within the Arup Information Management Group. To that end, the team was looking to expand its coverage of global news and information and provide users with a more cost-effective, searchable news source.
“While users received external news headlines on our intranet, we wanted to expand the breadth of information we were able to provide. We wanted to be able to put not only more relevant information into employees’ hands, but enable them to find that information themselves,” explained Julian Dawson, Senior Librarian and Information Systems Manager on the Information and Library Services Team. And Arup wanted to deliver this comprehensive news source, search and analysis capability without blowing the budget.
Solution: LexisNexis delivers comprehensive news with powerful search and analysis
When Arup tried Nexis Newsdesk™ and Search Engine Toolkit from LexisNexis, Julian knew they were exactly what the company needed. Nexis Newsdesk™, an award-winning news and research tool, delivers comprehensive, quick access to worldwide media. The Search Engine Toolkit API enables Arup to easily and automatically incorporate news and information right into its intranet. The API includes advanced search capabilities that enable Arup employees to search and find content specific to their needs.
“Newsdesk and Search Engine Toolkit offer us the flexibility and power we were looking for,” said Julian. “We can select, pinpoint and refine our searches to make them more relevant. We find the topic categorization very helpful and LexisNexis has even added topics for us.” Now Arup employees have not only a more complete resource, including social media and blogs, but customized email alerts to ensure they don’t miss any time-sensitive, important news.
Download the full case study to learn how using Nexis Newsdesk™ has led to greater productivity and effectiveness within the Arup marketing organization and improved the Library Services team’s ability to deliver insights across the organization.