General Research Corporation has announced the installation of LaserGuide, a CD-ROM patron access catalog with instant updatability, and LaserQuest, a CD-ROM cataloging system, in the Sachem Public Library on Long Island in New York.
Claimed to be an instantly updateable PC-based CD-ROM patron access catalog, with this system new materials are cataloged daily using the LaserQuest resource data base of 6 million MARC records. The records are then transferred to the hard disks on the LaserGuide patron stations. The LaserGuide records are quickly indexed and integrated with others already saved. The new records are then available to patrons. LaserGuide automatically searches both the hard disk and the CD-ROM disc simultaneously. New titles are displayed first and are identified as New Acquisitions.
LaserGuide and LaserQuest will be demonstrated at the American Association of Law Libraries in Reno, June 18-21; the Canadian Library Association in Edmonton, June 21-23; and the American Library Association in Dallas, June 24-27.
[Contact: General Research Corporation, Library Systems, 5383 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; (800) 235-6788.]