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Columbia Library System offers full-MARC

Library Systems Newsletter [November 1993]

The Columbia Library System, one of the products sold and supported by the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Educational Technology Company, has been shipping a full-MARC version to new customers for the last few months. It has now announced a new release to all customers that will allow them to install full-MARC over their existing version without requiring a database conversion. A library will be able to continue to operate without MARC records or it can switch to full-MARC mode. A switch will require exporting all of the bibliographic records, upgrading them to full-MARC, and reloading them.

The Columbia Library System move is part of a general migration to full-MARC by vendors of library automation software designed to operate in a DOS environment.

(The Columbia Library System is among the twenty nine microcomputer-based library systems evaluated by Matthews and Parker in the March/April and May/June 1993 issues of Library Technology Reports.)

[Contact: Columbia Library System, c/o CTB Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Educational Technology Company, 20 Ryan Ranch, Monterey, CA 93940-9703; (800) 538-9547 or (408) 649-7731; Fax (408) 393-7462.]

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Publication Year:1993
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 13 Number 11
Issue:November 1993
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Company: CTB Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Products: Columbia Library System
Record Number:5319
Last Update:2023-11-14 18:08:48
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00