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Comstow responds to sharing a computer

Library Systems Newsletter [June 1986]

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.]

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Publication Year:1986
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 6 Number 06
Issue:June 1986
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Company: Comstow Information Services
Subject: Library automation systems -- hardware platform
Record Number:4202
Last Update:2023-12-07 00:32:14
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00