COMPanion Corporation has announced that it is extending the free single-user software promotion of its Alexandria product to April 1, 2000. School librarians can call COMPanion or visit its web site to request a free single user version of Alexandria to run on either Macintosh or Windows. Participating libraries also receive 60 days free technical support and a free electronic manual. This is not a demonstration version of the software. It is a fully functional license, with no limit to how long the product can be used. The retail value of the offer is $2,200.
Several hundred libraries have responded to the free single user promotion. One district plans to automate over 20 of its elementary libraries with Alexandria. Many of the respondents are private school libraries. Almost all of the libraries are automating for the first time.
The rationale underlying the promotion is that a significant number of single user licensees eventually purchase an upgrade to the network version of the product with which they have been working.
[Contact: COMPanion; (800) 347-6439 or (801) 943-7277; www.companioncorp.com].