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Library Systems Newsletter [January 1984]

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 PACKAGE

Battelle 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 SYSTEM

Comstow 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 TRAK

Follett Library Book Company
4506 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(800) 435-6110

Software package for Apple II and IIe microcomputers. Magazine Control program.

Price: $156.

CARD DATALOG

DTI 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.


CHECKMATE
CLASS
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.
Prices: $l,500-$3,500.

DOBIS-LEUVEN

IBM
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 SYSTEM

EBSCO 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
Service bureau.

Prices: Complex pricing system deter-mined by options chosen, number of titles, telecommunication charges, etc.

INNOVACQ

Innovative 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.

LINX

The 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 SYSTEMS

Maxwell 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 SYSTEM

MetaMicro 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.

NOTIS

Northwestern 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.

Price: $50,000.

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.

PHILSOM

PHILSOM Network
Washington University
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 SYSTEM

Professional Software
21 Forest Avenue, Glen Ridge NJ 07028
(201) 748-7658

Software package for TRS-80 Model II, Price: $3,500 (includes cost of keying 300 records).

SEDNA INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Sedna 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 SYSTEM

University of California Library
Los Angeles, CA 90024

In-house software for integrated multifunction system. Mainframe based. Not generally available for replication.

UNICORN

Sirsi Corporation
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.

Price: $60,000.

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Publication Year:1984
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 4 Number 01
Issue:January 1984
Page(s):12-14
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss and Judy McQueen, Contributing Editors
Company: Battelle Software Products Center
Comstow Information Services
Follett Software Company
Data Trek, Inc.
EOS International
California Library Authority for Systems and Services (CLASS)
IBM Corporation
EBSCO
Products: BASIS Technical Library Systems
Biblio-Tech Library Software
Book Trak
Card Datalog
Manager Series
CHECKMATE
EBSCONET Serials Control System
Subject: Serials control
ISSN:0277-0288
Record Number:4052
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