About Syndetic SystemsSyndetic Systems is the online portal to professional information services from Michael E. Bell, who has been involved with personal computers and social networking since the start of their general acceptability (accessibility?) in the early 1980s. He has managed large and small LANs and WANs, directed or recommended the purchase of more than a million dollars in computer hardware, peripherals and software, and owned and operated social networking sites. Additionally, among other graduate degrees, he holds a Ph.D. in history and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science. Dr. Bell has published in peer-reviewed journals, helped to develop proprietary databases and both evaluated and written multi-million dollar federal grants. He has also taught in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America, at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Richmond, and currently teaches for Southern New Hampshire University. Click here for a full c.v. in pdf format.
What We DoThat's simple: We connect you to your audience -- your readers and users.
We help you precisely place your information "in the cloud" so your target audience(s), living in a culture of connectivity, can find and use it.
Whether editing and proofreading that self-published novel about Aunt Philippa, indexing your latest non-fiction book or a run of journal issues, we can help. We can locate, synthesize and summarize subject-specific research, and guide you through constantly occurring changes -- both in how we use technology, and what technology we use.
What We Don't (Won't) Do
- Syndetic Systems does not sell hardware or
software to Information Architecture clients.
We're happy to recommend the hardware and software you need -- but only after we've helped you determine the specific requirements necessary to your mission. How could we (or anyone else, for that matter) know what you need before finding out your needs, resources, and strategic plan?
- Syndetic Systems does not cultivate, develop or
reciprocal relationships with hardware or software developers,
manufacturers or vendors; nor does it accept free or discounted sample
merchandise from them. We value our independence and
as vital tools for the work we do. Such relationships interfere with
objectivity and destroy independence.
Syndetic Systems is a member of the American Society for Indexing, the American Library Association, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the Information Architecture Institute. As such, Syndetic Systems adheres to the codes of ethics and best practices offered by these professional industry associations.
CreditsOriginal web page design (background image, initial css) by Andreas Viklund, and released free of copyright, no rights reserved. Just another evidence of a global economy, rather than a national one. Is the concept of a "nation-state" even necessary to the all-encompassing market?