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Library Systems Newsletter [October 1992]


ProCD, Inc., has released ProPhone-National Edition, a collection of three CD-ROMs containing most of the nation's residential and business telephone directory listings. ProPhone currently contains listings from every city in the United States. This announcement is significant considering ProPhone's list price of only $349. For a limited time, ProPhone will be available from ProCD and its authorized distributors at the special introductory price of $179.

ProPhone consists of a Business disc, the Eastern Residential disc, and the Western Residential disc. The Business disc contains the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of substantially all of the nation's businesses. The seven million listings may be searched by name, business heading or SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) codes. The software has been designed to allow searches to be limited by address or telephone area code to expedite retrieval.

The residential listings are on two discs. The Eastern disc contains listings covering states east of the Mississippi and Louisiana. The Western disc contains listings covering all of the states west of the Mississippi and Illinois. Both discs may be searched by name and searches may be limited by address, city, state, zip code, or area code. ProPhone allows users to identify listings nationwide regardless of location.

ProPhone's software provides unlimited access to all of the listings. Individual or small groups of listings may be output to a printer or disk. The software also contains a dialer that permits users to automatically dial a highlighted listing.

[Contact: ProCD, 8 Doaks Lane, Marblehead, MA 01945; (617) 631-9200; Fax (617) 631-0810.]

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Publication Year:1992
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 12 Number 10
Issue:October 1992
Page(s):83
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: CD-ROM applications
ISSN:0277-0288
Record Number:7438
Last Update:2021-11-17 12:27:41
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00