|CASPR Library Systems, Inc. has announced the release of LibraryCom
version 3.5, a major upgrade to the Web-based library automation system.
"The service first began as a basic catalog and circulation system,
but the way we continue to add features, it won't be long until LibraryCom
starts competing with systems costing thousands of dollars," said Norman
Kline, president of CASPR. "This latest version includes many new features,
including book-spine label printing and circulation activity reports."
According to the company, LibraryCom is a unique online library automation
program developed specifically to take the high cost out of automating
a library. With a standard Web browser users can search, catalog, or circulate
items from anywhere on the Internet. The data is always backed up and secure.
LibraryCom includes modules for cataloging, circulation, union collection
management, and online patron access.
Pricing is based on the size of the collection and support services
required. The first 10 megabytes (roughly 5,000 records) are free with
e-mail support. Additional storage and 800-number support are available
in service plans that start at $300 per year. An unlimited number of users
can access the library regardless of which service plan is chosen. To help
catalog, over 2.2 million MARC records are made available for either pulling
into the collection or downloading into a local system. Many libraries
use LibraryCom for the MARC service, or to place their collection on the
Web for patron access.
According to the announcement, CASPRis one of the leading library automation
companies, producing the software products LibraryWorld, LibraryWorks,
Source: CASPR Library Systems, Inc., Saratoga, CA, 800/852-2777, 408/741-2320;