Version 3.1 of LBPH, Data Research's automated system for libraries for the blind and physically handicapped, has been released. The earlier version of the system is installed at 18 sites, accounting for a majority Of all online transactions at libraries for the blind and physically handicapped.
The new version includes an interface to the Comprehensive Mailing List System (CMLS), the Library of Congress' nationwide registry of all users of libraries for the blind and physically handicapped. The interface allows transactions performed by LBPH users to be transmitted automatically to CMLS.
Other major enhancements include substantial migration to the C programming language, expansion of data base size to more than 4 billion titles and patrons, use of Digital VT-220 terminal mode in all programs, and new and revised documentation.
[Contact: Data Research Associates, 1276 North Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132; (800) 325-0888, fax 314-993-8927.]