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Avatar enters first negotiation

Library Systems Newsletter [February 1982]

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.

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Publication Year:1982
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 2 Number 02
Issue:February 1982
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Company: Avatar Systems, Inc.
Products: Integrated Library System (ILS)
Libraries: Carnegie Mellon University
Record Number:7248
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