The editors of LSN have just com-pleted a lengthy survey of available automated serial control systems to be published in the March/April 1984 issue of Library Technology Reports.
Of the 47 bibliographic utilities, serial subscription agencies, automated library system vendors and library soft-ware developers surveyed, 20 had systems that were operational at the end of 1983, 12 vendors had plans to provide serial control capabilities during 1984 and an-other 10 indicated some degree of inter-est in developing such systems in a less defined timeframe. Currently, there are a wide range of options for the automa-tion of serials management ranging from a $70.00 program for an Apple microcom-puter to a turnkey multifunction inte-grated library system that includes serial control and costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. Also available are service bureaus comprising subscrip-tion agencies and bibliographic net-works that offer services ala carte. The systems that were found to be opera-tional at the end of 1983 are listed below with very brief descriptions.
BASIS TECHNICAL LIBRARY PACKAGEBattelle Software Products Center
BASIS Marketing Office
505 King Avenue, Room 11-8-112
Columbus, OH 43201 (614) 424-5524
Software package for mainframe or minicomputer. Part of a multifunction library system or standalone serials system.
Price range: multifunction/mainframe $50, 000-$55,000; multifunction/mini
$37,000-$40,000; standalone prices not available.
BIBLIOTECH LIBRARY SOFTWARE SYSTEMComstow Information Services
302 Boxboro Road,
Stow, MA 01775 (617) 897-7163
Software package for minicomputer. Limited function serials system or part of a multifunction library system. Price range: limited function serials system, $3,000; multifunction library system, $15,000-$20,000.
BOOK TRAKFollett Library Book Company
4506 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Software package for Apple II and IIe microcomputers. Magazine Control program.
CARD DATALOGDTI Data Trek
121 West E Street,
Encinitas, CA 92024 (619) 436-5055
Turnkey system or software package for microcomputers with MS-DOS or CP/M operating systems. Standalone serials system or part of a multifunction li-brary system. Prices: Turnkey systems $10,000 and up. Serials Control Module, $2,450.
1415 Roll Circle, Suite 101
San Jose, CA 95112-4698 (408) 289-1756
Capital Systems Group, Inc.
11301 Rockville Pike
Kensington, MD 20895 (301) 881-9400
Gaylord Bros., Inc.
P.O. Box 4901
Syracuse, NY 13221 (800) 448-6160
Software packages for microcomputers.
10401 Fernwood Road
Bethesda, MD 20817 (301) 897-2000
Software package for IBM 370 or compatibles. Part of a multifunction integrated library system.
Prices: license fees $52,800 or $64,800 in 24 monthly payments.
EBSCONET SERIALS CONTROL SYSTEMEBSCO Subscription Services
P.O. Box 1943
Birmingham, AL 35201 (205) 991-6000 Service bureau. Online check-in system no longer being offered to new customers.
EBSCONET ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
EBSCO Subscription Services
P.O. Box 1943
Birmingham, AL 35201 (205) 991-6000
Prices: Complex pricing system deter-mined by options chosen, number of titles, telecommunication charges, etc.
INNOVACQInnovative Interfaces Inc.
2131 University Avenue, Suite 334
Berkeley, CA 94704 (415) 540-0880
Part of a turnkey acquisitions sys-tem that includes serials control. Microprocessor with televideo terminals.
Price: Minimum configuration, $46,500.
LINXThe Faxon Company, Inc.
15 Southwest Park
Westwood, MA 02090 (617) 329-3350
Service bureau offering several options including online access to Faxon files, electronic mail, routing, online checkin, etc.
Prices: Complex pricing structure deter-mined by services chosen, number of titles, telecommunication charges, etc.
MAXWELL LIBRARY SYSTEMSMaxwell Library Systems
Suite 21, 271 Great Road
Acton, MA 01720 (617) 263-2277
Software package for periodicals control to be used in conjunction with MINIMANAGER database management software package for TRS-80 Model I or II micro-computers.
Price: $70.00 plus $150 for MINIMMANAGER.
METAMICRO SERIALS CONTROL SYSTEMMetaMicro Library Systems, Inc.
311 West Laurel, Suite 211
San Antonio, TX 78212 (512) 224-8455
Turnkey system or software package for Southwest Technical Products Corp. S+ microcomputer.
Prices: Turnkey system, $22,500 and up; software package, $6,000.
NOTISNorthwestern University Library
1935 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201 (312) 492-7004
Software package for IBM 4300 or compatibles. Part of a multifunction integrated library system.
OCLC SERIALS CONTROL SUBSYSTEM
OCLC Subsystem Support and Training Section
6565 Frantz Road
Dublin, OH 43017 (614) 764-6000
Network service bureau offering various services.
Prices: Cost structure complex and varies according to local network practices.
PERLINE<Blackwell Library Systems, Inc.
310 East Shore Road
Great Neck, NY 11023
(516) 466-5418 or (800) 645-5395
Turnkey systems or software pack-ages for DEC computers with MUMPS operating systems. Standalone or inte-grated with Bookline monograph acquisi-tions system. Four configurations offered, 1,000 to 50,000 titles.
Prices: Turnkey systems, $28,125- $93,750; software packages, $18,750- $50, 000.
School of - Medicine Library
660 South Euclid Avenue
St . Louis, MO 63110 (314) 362-2788 Network service bureau or software package available for replication. Several different versions of the software are in use.
Prices: Complex pricing structure for net-work users. Software for replication by arrangement.
PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE SERIAL CONTROL SYSTEMProfessional Software
21 Forest Avenue, Glen Ridge NJ 07028
Software package for TRS-80 Model II, Price: $3,500 (includes cost of keying 300 records).
SEDNA INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMSedna Corporation
970 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114 (612) 647-1101
Software package for DEC PDP 11 series of minis. Part of a multifunction integrated library system or a stand-alone limited function system.
Price: Pricing varies according to modules selected and amount of applications development required.
UCLA LIBRARY TECHNICAL PROCESSING SYSTEMUniversity of California Library
Los Angeles, CA 90024
In-house software for integrated multifunction system. Mainframe based. Not generally available for replication.
8106-B Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35802 (205) 881-2140
Integrated, multifunction turnkey system. Also available as limited function serial system.
Price: depends on system size and features.
VIRGINIA TECH LIBRARY SYSTEM Center for Library Automation
416 Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061 (703) 961-5847
Software package for Hewlett-Packard 3000 computer. Part of an integrated multifunction library system.