(Carlsbad, CA - May 24, 1995) -- Data Trek, Inc. introduces a new Microsoft Windows-based library automation solution, called the Graphical Library Automation System (G.L.A.S.). It's the most comprehensive, fully-integrated system available for the microcomputer platform.
Data Trek's Graphical Library Automation System has been designed with input from library professionals. That's why G.L.A.S. can meet the needs of even the most sophisticated library with Cataloging, Circulation, Serials, Acquisitions, Databridge, GoPAC (Graphical Online Public Access Catalog) and ImageLink modules.
"We recognize the need to give libraries the benefits of graphical user interface technology like Windows," Data Trek, Inc. CEO Scot Cheatham said. "Data Trek is committed to providing such cutting-edge solutions to benefit library professionals worldwide."
Librarians have told us they wanted a fully-integrated, Windows-based library automation solution, and now it's available. In fact, Data Trek has been developing Windows-based library automation systems since 1992, when we first introduced the first Windows OPAC for libraries, the award-winning GoPAC module.
The inviting graphical user interface (GUI) and increased multi-tasking capabilities of G.L.A.S. allow even novice Windows users to effectively manage their library.
Now, librarians can access everything they need from one main screen rather than answering a series of prompts found in text-based (DOS) products. Since G.L.A.S. is a Windows-based product line, librarians can have multiple windows open at one time within the same module or several modules. For example, librarians can edit cataloging information while processing serials claims, while checking out circulation materials as each module is in an opened window.
The intuitive design allows users to access their library information trough flexible pick lists and pull-down menus. Even the complete user manual is online. G.L.A.S. supports standard Windows functions, such as scrollable windows, fonts, colors, etc., giving a similar look and feel to G.L.A.S. as other Windows applications you are currently using.
Since the software is modular in design, librarians can upgrade their existing system all at once or as their needs dictate.
See a preview of Data Trek's new Graphical Library Automation System at these upcoming conferences: Special Libraries Association (Boot #J), Canadian Library Association (Booth #803), American Library Association (Boot #1406), and the American Association of Law Libraries (Booth #504).
In addition to the Windows-based products, Data Trek, Inc. produces two microcomputer text-based, library automation software product lines: the Manager Series a MARC compatible product line wit over a decade of user refinement; the Professional Series, a completely integrated full MARC system, which strictly adheres to U.S. MARC and X12 standards. Located in Carlsbad, Calif., Data Trek, Inc. also has 19 offices and affiliates worldwide to serve over 3,700 clients in all types of libraries.
For more information, contact Data Trek, Inc., 5838 Edison P1.. Carlsbad, Calif., 92008-6596; telephone 800-876-5484 or 619-431-8400; fax 619-431-8448, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.