DRA has announced that the Free Library of Philadelphia, a group of Nassau County Libraries, and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library have chosen its system.
Established in 1891, the Free Library, of Philadelphia has a collection totaling more than 10 million items, including very extensive and unique special collections; its Rare Book Department is one of the largest in the United States. The Free Library's main and branch facilities are visited by more than 4.2 million people each year.
Founded in 1959, the Nassau Library System headquarters in Uniondale, New York, will serve as host site for a new system serving 45 of Nassau Library System's 54 totally autonomous public library members.
Founded in 1970, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library represents the merging of three former library systems-Toledo Public, Lucas County, and Sylvania Public. Today, with 18 branches plus a main library, the system serves as the sole provider of library services for the entire county.
The three sales replace existing sys-tems; the first two CLSI (now Geac) and the third a CoBIT system. [Contact: Data Research Associates, Inc., 1276 North Warson Road, P.O. Box 8495, St. Louis, MO 63132-1806; (314) 432-1100 or (800) 325-0888; Fax (314) 993-8927.]