March 2012

Earlier this month, Imagistic received signoff on its 186-page functional specifications document for the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), and embarked on the development phase of the intranet system.

HAPI reviews articles and other materials from more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world. HAPI's internal indexing and review process currently uses Filemaker databases, PERL scripts, index cards, paper printouts and filing systems. In 2011, HAPI hired Imagistic to reverse engineer the existing infrastructure, document it for reference, and design a new system with improved efficiencies, a minimized reliance on paper, and an increase in user and system accuracy.

Imagistic is developing this new custom intranet application using the CodeIgniter web application framework and jQuery on a Linux-based VPS.

About HAPI
HAPI is the de-facto source for authoritative, worldwide information about Central and South America, Mexico, Brazil, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI Online, part of the Latin American Center and UCLA’s International Institute, combines current information about Latin America with in-depth coverage spanning more than thirty years, from 1970 to the present. Now containing nearly 275,000 citations, HAPI Online grows at the rate of about 7,000 records a year. http://hapi.ucla.edu

About Imagistic
Founded in 1997, Imagistic is a business and technology solutions firm. Our mission is to help organizations use technology to support their business and improve their bottom line. With a strong attention to detail and exceptional client service, Imagistic offers a proven track record of hundreds of satisfied clients and successful implementations around the world. Our talented and seasoned staff offers decades of experience in business technology strategy, technology forensics, RFP/RFQ/RFI consultation, Internet and custom software development, content strategy, project management, design, and information architecture.