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Volume 18, Issue 11 December 2001
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Follett Software Brings Online Collection Access to Novell NetWare v5.1 Users

Follett Software Co. has announced the expanded functionality of its WebCollection Plus online library collection access software, making it available for Novell NetWare v5.1 users. WebCollection Plus allows students, staff, parents, and others to search library collections from any location, 24 hours a day, by making the collection accessible through the school's intranet, or by accessing it from outside the school via the Internet.

"We are especially excited about bringing WebCollection Plus' expanded searching capabilities into a greater number
of schools by supporting NetWare v5.1 servers," said Tom Schenck, Follett Software president. "Now more students will have access to the best information, even when they're not in school. And parents will have the opportunity to interact in their children's continuous pursuit of information."

According to the announcement, WebCollection Plus brings students powerful searching by title, author, subject, keyword, call number, series, and Boolean terms, and helps students do the following:

  • Submit interlibrary loan and hold requests 24 hours a day
  • Check item availability
  • Create custom bibliographies by placing selections in a "Bookbag" for future access
  • Search for Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts!, and Lexile Measure titles
  • View library hours, check-out policies, library and school event information, and more
  • Link to cross-references and related Web sites or other electronic resources
Future release plans include Novell NetWare v5.1 server support for WebCollectionPlus English/Spanish and WebCollection Plus English/French.

Source: Follett Software Co., McHenry, IL, 800/323-3397, 815/344-8700; http://www.fsc.follett.com.

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