There may be other reasons for bliss at the upcoming Midwinter meeting of the American Library Association in Denver, January 22 through 26 . . . but for Biblio-Techniques, vendor of the Biblio-Techniques Library and Information System (BLIS), it is the opportunity to unveil three new capabilities for their Washington Library Network (WLN) based, total-service automated library support package.
Biblio-Techniques reports that an easy access, "user friendly" interface for patron access catalogs, an online help system, and copy level detailed holdings capabilities to accommodate item specific information will be demonstrated at Denver.
Established BLIS capabilities cover the gamut of WLN software developments-catalog production and management, patron access catalog, acquisitions and funds accounting, serials listing, retrospective conversion, and management information and billing. Biblio-Techniques' agreement with WLN assures all BLIS users access to future software developments.
Offering a total package of software, hardware, installation, training and document support, BLIS is adaptable to a range of library situations-from a stand alone single library to a network. Priced from $200,000 for the software only system and $700,000 for software and hardware, BLIS is currently under serious consideration by libraries in Saskatchewan and California
[Contact: Biblio-Techniques, Inc., 8511 Lake Lucinda Drive, S.W., Olympia, WA 98502- 206-786-1111].