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Library Systems Newsletter [August 1987]

Dynix and Inlex have recently established offices in Canada. Dynix has already signed several orders with public libraries and Inlex has a test site. While no other U. S. library automation vendors have set up offices in Canada, they are active in the market. DRA has one recent installation and another in progress. Northwestern's NOTIS Office has signed up two accounts. CLSI signed one in 1986 which brings its total to 10. OCLC Local Systems exhibited at the Canadian Library Association Conference for the first time in 1986. Nevertheless, Canada's Sobeco Group's Multi/LIS and McLeod-Bishop Systems Ltd's Minisis continue to dominate the Canadian market with 64 percent of all sales for 1986. (The micro-based version of Minisis has also been popular among U. S. special libraries.) While Geac had only two Canadian sales in 1986 it was the most successful Canadian vendor in the international market having installed 16 systems in libraries outside Canada in 1986, approximately half in the U. S. and half in Europe.

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Publication Year:1987
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 7 Number 08
Issue:August 1987
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Company: Dynix Systems, Inc.
Data Research Associates, Inc.
Sobeco Group
OCLC Local Systems
McLeod-Bishop Systems, Ltd.
Products: NOTIS
Record Number:4333
Last Update:2023-11-21 22:31:57
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00