Data Trek has announced the release of ImageLink version 1.0 software for importing and linking scanned images such as photographs or illustrations to records in its GoPAC (Graphical Online Public Access Catalog) product.
With ImageLink, full 24-bit color images stored in uncompressed tag image format (.TIF) and with up to 600 x 400 pixels can be imported into GoPAC and then can be linked to any bibliographic record in the database. GoPAC offers index searching, keyword searching, complete Boolean capabilities, truncated searches, and HyperSearch-spontaneous searching of any word from within a retrieved record.
A library would first use a scanner to capture the image on a hard disk. ImageLink utilizes JPEG, a special data compression technique, to dramatically reduce the disk space normally required to store an image. Next, using ImageLink, the image can be imported into the program. The image can be previewed before being selected. The next step is the selection of a bibliographic record by author, title, keyword, etc., to which to link the image. Multiple images attached to a single record can be viewed one at a time by using the Windows scroll bar.
ImageLink requires a VGA or SuperVGA monitor, a 386 or faster IBM or 100 percent compatible computer with a minimum of 4 MB RAM available, a hard disk, Microsoft Windows version 3.0 or higher and Data Trek, Inc.'s GoPAC. ImageLink is compatible with the Manager, Professional, and School Series product lines.
[Contact: Susan Wells, Data Trek, Inc., 5838 Edison Place, Carlsbad, CA 92008-6596; (619) 431-8400 or (800) 876-5484; Fax (619) 431-8448.]