The President of Comstow Information Services has responded to the February 1986 article on potential problems in seeking to mount library applications software on the same computer as other applications by calling attention to her firm's software: BiblioTech. The package operates on Digital VAX computers and uses the manufacturer's standard VMS operating system. It can, therefore, be mounted on the same computer as other applications using VMS. The data base management system required is DRS. The target market of the product--which does not support the MARC format--is special libraries. While the vendor does not assume responsibility for total system performance, they do permit benchmarking in advance of purchases. The price of the applications software is $15,000 to $33,000. As of May 1986 twenty-one packages had been installed.
[Contact: Comstow Information Services, 302 Boxboro Road, Stow, MA 01775, (617) 897-7163.]