Hispanic American Periodicals Index at UCLA
September 2014

Imagistic successfully launched Phase 2 of UCLA's Hispanic American Periodicals Index Online system.

After redeveloping HAPI's Extranet in July 2013, Imagistic was asked to tie the underlying database to a sophisticated front-end for HAPI subscribers. As part of the build, Imagistic developed a multi-faceted advanced search that included leveraging MySQL's full-text search capability to increase accuracy and improve search performance.

"Additionally, the front-end needed to display all content in both Spanish and Portuguese, so we developed an easy-to-use content management system within the application to support these two languages, and any languages desired in the future," explain Kevin Howard Goldberg, president of Imagistic. "I am exceptionally proud of the work we did, not only because of the fantastic client and subscriber feedback, but also because the underlying code base is well thought out, clean and well documented for future expansion."

As with HAPI's extranet, the Phase 2 front-end was developed using the CodeIgniter framework on a LAMP stack server hosted with UCLA. It also leverages the Bootstrap HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.

About Imagistic
Founded in 1997, Imagistic is a business and technology solutions company whose 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. Its talented and seasoned staff offers decades of experience in business technology strategy, web development, Internet and custom software development, content strategy, creative services, and information architecture.

About HAPI
The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) provides complete bibliographic citations to the contents of scholarly journals published around the world on Latin America and the Caribbean since 1970. Our coverage includes everything from political, economic, and social issues to the arts and humanities. The database is a nonprofit project of the Latin American Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is available through annual subscription.