SCS Engineers of Reston, VA have designed SCS-AUTOLIB to support the automation of library and records management functions on the Hewlett Packard 3000 in small to medium sized special libraries with collections of between 3,000 and 60,000 volumes.
Using a non-MARC format, SCS-AUTOLIB provides for the creation and retrieval of records for documents, reports, books, serials, maps, surveys, manuals, etc. A description field attached to each record can accommodate 1760 lines of data. In addition to online record creation and maintenance, SCS-AUTOLIB offers online access to records by staff and users. Information can be retrieved through a variety of access points including subject keyword, author, fiche/call number, title, publisher, organization number, etc. The retrieval capabilities are menu- driven. Hierarchical retrieval can be implemented on certain data elements such as library classification codes. The system includes a report generator, and allows the user to choose between ten different sort sequences for printed report listings. Automated circulation control capabilities are provided in a separate software module.
The basic software costs $7,500. The Circulation Module costs an additional $2,500. Software maintenance and enhancement support is provided for a charge of $1,000 per annum.
Organizations interested in finding out more about SCS-AUTOLIB may purchase a copy of the User's Manual for $50, and a demonstration tape is available for $150. Both amounts are credited towards any later purchase of system software.
[Contact: SCS Engineers, 11260 Roger Bacon Drive, Reston, VA 22090-5282; (703) 471-6150.]