June 24, 1995 - Chicago, IL -- CASPR, Inc. announced and demonstrated at the American Library Association meeting in Chicago, the first groupware library automation program for libraries. With this innovative program, libraries of all sizes have the ability to store, access, and share information in a variety of ways.
Based on a "virtual library environment", LibraryWorld from CASPR allows users to simply click on a location in the library and "go" there to begin working. This revolutionary new groupware program combines traditional library automation features, such as MARC cataloging, circulation, acquisitions, serials, and patron access, with digital document storage and retrieval, bulletin boards, email, online access, and CD-ROM databases --all in one affordable and comprehensive package.
More than just a library automation program, LibraryWorld is a place where both staff and patrons can manage and explore a libraries collection. Traditional online catalogs are supplemented with a virtual shelf, so users can 'walk' through the stacks. An electronic file cabinet provides an excellent vertical file system for digital documents, images and application software. Bulletin boards and electronic mail provide communication forums for staff and patrons.
LibraryWorld is a cross-platform product compatible with computers running Apple's Macintosh or Microsoft Windows operating systems. Multi-user support is provided on for all standard networks and file servers. LibraryWorld is a native PowerPC application which takes advantage of RISC technology. It is also fully compatible with WINDOWS 95 from Microsoft.
LibraryWorld will be available in August 1995. Introductory prices start at $895 for a single copy and $2,995 for a site license.