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CASPR Library Systems, Inc. launches new service providing full online library automation over the Web

Press Release: CASPR, Inc. [May 16, 2000]

New York, May 16, 2000 - National Online Conference., the Web hosting service for libraries, has been enhanced to an integrated library system with MARC cataloging, circulation, patron management, and reports. Librarians can access the Web site, register, create a library, enter catalog records, patron records and start circulating. The service is sold on a per-concurrent seat basis with the first seat being free. Additional seats can be purchased for as little as $50.00 per seat. provides libraries of all sizes with an immediate and reliable online automation service at a lower cost then ever before., customers are up and running on the very same day they sign on, with all library data backed up and secure. Provided as a service, there's no hardware, software or networks to buy or maintain. is accessible from any location on the Internet using standard Web browsers.

"This is the next revolution in library automation," says Norman Kline, President and CEO of CASPR, Inc." "With the same technology driving the largest and most successful Internet companies, CASPR, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, has created a Web site capable of handling all basic steps of automating a library, from retrospective conversion to overdue notices and reports. Eventually even serials control, Inter-library loan and acquisitions will be included in All this without purchasing expensive software, hardware, upgrades and maintenance agreements. Libraries that could never afford to automate can now do so. Those libraries that are facing major upgrades to their software or hardware can now put the vast majority of that money to better use." continued Kline. version 1 started it all with a quick method to publish libraries on the Internet for as little as a dollar a day. The FreeMARC service, a popular feature of, will continue with enhancements. FreeMARC offers over 2 million catalog records, which can be searched, tagged and downloaded to local systems. FreeMARC has been integrated into cataloging so that records can be seamlessly moved to an online collection. With FreeMARC and's Expert MARC Editor, cataloging has never been easier.

Written entirely in JAVA and using Microsoft SQL database technology, is built from the ground up to operate efficiently over the Internet. Based on the Windows 2000 operating system and running SUN JAVA Web Server on DELL high-end computers, offers state of the art 24/7 operations.

Availability: will be available to anyone with a standard Web browser on June 5, 2000, only three weeks after the formal announcement at National Online in New York City on May 16th.

Pricing: is an application Internet service sold on a per-seat basis with the first seat being free. A ‘seat' is a concurrent online user of a library. Additional seats can be annually subscribed for $50.00 per seat.

About CASPR Library Systems:

CASPR is a leading supplier of library automation software and services for over 10,000 school, business, college and public libraries. Locate in San Jose, California, CASPR began by developing the first integrated library system for Macintosh computers back in1986. Later, in 1992, CASPR was the first to create a fully cross-platform system for both Macintosh and Windows computers. Today, LibraryWorld desktop software solutions represent the cutting edge in library automation for personal computers.

For additional information on or other CASPR products and services, please contact CASPR Library Systems, at 1-800-852-2777 or email

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Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:May 16, 2000
Publisher:CASPR, Inc.
Place of Publication:Cupertino, CA
Company: Caspr, Inc.
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Record Number:7089
Last Update:2023-11-08 17:18:07
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00