We do not normally pay attention to press releases announcing the sale of a single system, but we're pleased to make an exception in this case because it suggests that the vendor may be on its way back. CLSI has signed its third "new name" account in the past few months. A "new name" account is a brand new account which has not previously had a contract with the vendor. CLSI signed the Texas State Library and the Austin and Mid Glamorgan County Council of Wales this summer. It has now announced signing of the Superior Public Library of Wisconsin. CLSI will install a LIBS 100plus system for the automation of acquisitions, local cataloging, circulation, and patron access catalog applications. The software will use the PROGRESS fourth generation language/relational data base management system. The 4GL/RDBMS replaces the Ingres product which was a source of many of the problems the company experienced in its migration to the UNIX operating system.
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