CLSI, Inc., announced the installation of its first multi-sequent installation at the Providence Public Library, console site for the Cooperative Libraries Automated Network (CLAM). The Cooperative has 29 libraries participating in its network, with approximately 325 terminals and workstations accessing the system. CLSI's modules for MARC cataloging, acquisitions, circulation, and the online public access catalog are used by the network. The upgraded system allows the CLAM libraries to handle circulation transactions much more quickly and enables the completion of the back-up programs for the network's large data base and the Unix "checkup" program for each file in a much shorter time span. Patrons also obtain rapid responses to their searches of the online public access catalog. The network has 2.3 million item records in its data base and an annual circulation of 4.25 million.
CLSI has completed over 100 upgrades for existing customers, nearly one-fourth of its customer base. Since moving to UNIX in late 1989, CLSI also has made more than 35 installations of new UNIX-based systems.
[Contact: CLSI, Inc., 320 Nevada Street, Newtonville, MA 02160; (617) 965-6310.]