CLSI, Inc., has announced that Release 28 has been issued as a general release product for current customers using the LIBS 100 System on CLSI's Altos and Sequent Unix platforms. Release 28 includes product enhancements for two major applications of its first-generation system, the LIBS 100: circulation and online patron access catalog. An option-control feature enables the individual library to select the Release 28 features it wishes to implement.
In the circulation control module, Release 28 calculates loan periods automatically based on each library's schedule of hours and days in operation for a given calendar year to enable the calculation of fines based on local library policies. Release 28 also provides a new report listing all item-specific holds. Libraries with Unix platforms can now produce many additional statistical reports and output MARC records to nine-track magnetic tape.
The Release 28 enhancements to CLSI's online catalog, CL-CAT, include support for the use of the RETURN key to activate a catalog search. Release 28 also provides libraries with the option of using the Boolean AND operator to retrieve records for search terms anywhere in the same MARC record or only within the same field of a MARC record.
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