Carlsbad, CA - In January 1992 Data Trek, Inc. released a highly developed, upgraded version of its primary library automation software product, Manager Series Version 6.0, to over 1,700 of their library clients worldwide.
Data Trek clients will find that this upgrade specifically addresses their enhancement ideas, comments, and suggestions. The enhancements pertain to six modules - Cataloging, OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog), Circulation, Serials, Acquisitions, and Databridge. New features include reduced RAM requirements, updated reference style documentation, extended support for HP Laser printing, integration of Circulation and Serials modules for checking out journals, the ability to export data from the Cataloging module to MARC record format, an improved system for tracking irregular journals, and the ability to send all reports to a disk file. Manager Series Version 6.0 also provides multiple language capabilities, supports sorting foreign diacritics, plus, the Acquisitions module now includes currency conversion.
Other Manager Series Version 6.0 enhancements include the ability to print individual Borrower Reports while in check-out and the ability for patrons to leave messages for the librarian through Data Trek's OPAC.
When Manager Series Product Manager, Jeffrey Smith, was asked how he felt about the new Manager Series Version 6.0 upgrade, he said, "I am pleased to see client's suggestions turn into the enhancements in Version 60. We are continuing to meet our goal of providing libraries with the ultimate in library automation systems."
With the upgrade to Version 6.0 came an important name change. Data Trek felt it necessary to provide their customers with a product name that explains how each module integrates with the other as part of a family of products. What was called Card Datalog since 1981, is now called the Manager Series.
For those who are not current clients of Data Trek and are planning to automate, Manager Series Version 6.0 provides libraries with the latest technology available in library automation. The Cataloging module features a flexible database management system which generates new book lists, she]