DRA has announced that several sites have now gone live with the general release of version 1.0 of Taos. Both Unix and Windows NT versions have been deployed. Most of the sites have the cataloging, circulation, serials, and patron access catalog modules. Those that have ordered the acquisitions module are expected to receive it in December 2000. Patron self-charging and several other applications are still in development. Z39.50 client/ server and UNICODE are integral parts of the Taos design. The Safari client and server online reporting product is available as an option.
Now that Taos is nearing completion, DRA is bidding it in response to RPPs except when a client expresses a specific preference for one of its other systems.
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