Avatar Systems, Inc., the newest of the turnkey system vendors, has announced a tentative agreement to install a multi-branch version of the Integrated Library System (ILS) at the Carnegie-Mellon University of Pittsburgh. ILS is the system developed by the Lister Hill Laboratories for Biomedical Communications. The software includes not only circulation and on-line catalog; but also technical services functions, including serials check-in.
If negotiations are successfully completed, Avatar will install ILS at the university's Engineering and Science Library in the Spring of 1982. Since the ILS software was developed without a multi-agency capability, Avatar will enhance the ILS software further so that all three libraries on the CMU campus can share circulation control and the on-line catalog. There are a number of other capabilities which are not yet completed.
Avatar has also announced a change of address. The company has taken office space at 11325 Seven Locks Road, Suite 205 in Potomac, MD 20854. The new telephone number is (301) 983-8900.