St. Louis, Missouri -- July 2, 1996: Data Research Associates Inc. (NASDAQ: DRAI) announced today that it had signed a $500,000 contract with the Regents of the University of California for the installation of DRA's next-generation library automation system at the library of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The next-generation system, currently in the late stages of development, incorporates an object-oriented client/server design.
The UCLA library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), a prestigious organization comprising approximately 120 of the largest libraries in North America. UCLA is the twelfth ARL member to join DRA as a customer.
DRA classifies its contracts as either "turnkey," which includes the provision of processing and networking hardware as an integral element of the contract, or "software-only." The UCLA contract is one of the largest "software-only" contracts in the company's history. The company noted that initial revenue shipments from the project would not commence until its 1997 fiscal year, which begins October 1.
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. DRA is the sole library automation vendor currently a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an industry consortium to develop Web standards and specifications. DRA's World Wide Web page is located at http://www.dra.com.