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Cobb County Public Library System selects DRA's Taos

Press Release: Data Research Associates, Inc. [September 23, 1998]

St. Louis, MO, September 23, 1998 - Data Research Associates, Inc. (DRA) today announced that it has signed a contract valued at more than $1.3 million with the Cobb County Public Library System, located in the state of Georgia, for installation of the DRA Classic system.

Cobb County Library was founded in 1958 and up to this point has used a homegrown library automation system to perform acquisitions, cataloging and circulation functions for its nearly 800,000 item collection. In choosing DRA, Library Director Gail E. Rogers said, "Cobb County Public Library is looking toward the future of library automation. What most impressed us is that DRA is ahead of the vendors we looked at indepth in being ready to present the next-generation system."

One notable aspect of this contract calls for hardware and software to be completely outsourced and run from DRA’s St. Louis office. The contract also lays the groundwork for installation of the DRA next-generation library automation system, Taos.

DRA, headquartered in St. Louis, is a leading systems integrator for libraries and other information providers, offering its own proprietary information services software; third-party software and hardware; Internet, World Wide Web and other networking services; and other related support services. Its World Wide Web page is located at

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Publication Year:1998
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:September 23, 1998
Publisher:Data Research Associates, Inc.
Place of Publication:St. Louis, MO
Company: Data Research Associates, Inc.
Products: DRA
Libraries: Cobb County Public Library
Subject: System announcements -- selection
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Record Number:6217
Last Update:2023-09-24 18:51:04
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00