The editors apologize to Comstow Information Services for incorrectly classifying its BiblioTech software product as a PC-based product in its April 1987 survey of the library automation marketplace. The software package, which has been marketed primarily to special libraries, runs on Digital VAX and PDP 11/ series machines, including Digital micros, using standard Digital operating systems. While the information supplied to the editors emphasized the fact that a basic single user software product is available for as little as $15,000, the average sale is considerably larger than that. The total product includes acquisitions, periodicals control, circulation, and browsing—a module which serves as an online catalog. Boolean searching is supported for staff access to the files. Menu—driven browsing of full or brief records offers patrons the capabilities of online catalog access. The authority control system supports global updating and may be accessed for searching.
[Contact: Lynda W. Moulton, Comstow Information Services, 302 Boxboro Road, Stow, MA 01775; telephone (617) 897-7163.]