CARL Systems, Inc., of Denver, Colorado, has assumed maintenance and support responsibilities for current UTLAS T/Series 50 sites. CARL is offering users a smooth migration path to its own integrated online library system, The CARL System, on a scheduled basis.
UTLAS T/Series 50 and CARL Systems share a common hardware platform in Tandem Computers. This agreement will allow T/Series 50 users to protect their current investment in hardware, as well as preserving their data during conversion.
CARL has already converted one UTLAS T/Series 50 site, Arizona State University, which migrated to The CARL System in 1987. Current T/Series 50 sites include Atlanta/Fulton Public Library, Broward County Library (Florida), Chicago Public Library, C/W MARS (a consortium in Central and Western Massachusetts), Foothill College (California) , Houston Area Library Automated Network, Lane Medical Library (Stanford), Libraries of Middlesex Automated Resource Sharing (New Jersey), Orange County Public Library (California) , the Resource Sharing Alliance of West Central Illinois, University of Toronto Libraries, and Westchester Library System (New York).
Support for the T/Series 50 System will be provided for an interim period from the Kansas City base by key employees who have joined the CARL Systems staff.
After the divestiture, UTLAS' focus will be its bibliographic data base and related products and services. UTLAS is no longer in negotiation with OCLC for the sale of this part of its business. UTLAS will continue to provide bibliographic services to more than 2,500 libraries, primarily in Canada and Japan, from its Toronto headquarters.
The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries was formed in 1978 to promote resource sharing among its members. CARL introduced its online system in 1981. CARL Systems, Inc., was formed in 1988 to market, develop, and support CARL Systems and services.
[Contact: Rebecca Lenzini, President, CARL Systems, Inc., 777 Grant Avenue, Denver, CO 80203; (303) 861-5319, Fax (303) 830-0103.]