SAN DIEGO, CALIF. -- January. 9, 2004 -- CASPR Inc. today announced at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference an update to its library automation product called LibraryNet, which enables library administrators to easily deploy Web based library solutions on a wide range of platforms using industry standard open source components.
LibraryNet 4.0 is an integrated library automation system designed around the industry standard MARC format, Apache Web Server, Perl Programming language, DBFILE indexing system and HTML Web user interface. The program runs on all standard operating systems including Windows, Macintosh, and Linux
"The LibraryNet 4.0 provides our customers with a feature rich automation system that harnesses the power of the open source movement, guaranteeing compatibility across all platforms, high quality and enhanced security." said Norman Kline, CEO of CASPR Inc. “Just as we lead in providing graphic user interfaces in the 80's, and cross platform solutions in the 90's, CASPR today is showing what the library market will look like in the future. Open source and open standards will be the only choices then, but our customers can choose them today with LibraryNet 4.0."
LibraryNet 4.0 includes a fully multi-user, multi-threaded server that can run on any standard operating system and support practically an unlimited number of users. It can run on the lowest PC running LINUX, to a medium class Windows machine, to a high-end Macintosh Xserve, and even on a major mainframe class IBM computer.
LibraryNet 4.0 is a fully functional library system with complete MARC cataloging, circulation, and patron access. Each module has a rich set of features from keyword searching to sophisticated reports. Customization options abound, providing individual libraries to tailor the program to meet their own needs.
Availability and Pricing: LibraryNet 4.0 Preview versions will be available within 90 days with production shipments by June 2004. Pricing will be based on the number of administrative users accessing the server. Specific pricing shall be announced at launch of product