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Library Systems Newsletter [October 2000]

A little over two years ago, CyberTools, a vendor specializing in automation for the healthcare industry, purchased the automated library system developed by the Georgetown University Medical Center. Since then it has done considerable enhancement work. It now actively markets the system to medical libraries and other special libraries.

In addition to a comprehensive serials control module, an essential component for medical and special libraries, which spend three-fourths or more of their acquisitions budgets on serials, the revamped system features a Java/Web patron access catalog, and acquisitions, circulation, and document delivery modules. Both the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Library of Congress classification schemes are supported, as are NLM MeSH headings. There is an OCLC interface. Its patron notification feature allows a library patron to create a personal profile by selecting subject héa~ings of interest. When a new acquisition is cataloged matching the interest, the patron receives an e-mail announcing the new work.

A small system can be configured on a PC or small server using Microsoft Windows NT or Linux; a larger server can be configured on a Compaq Alpha, IBM RS 6000, or Sun Sparc using UNIX, HP UNIX, AIX, or Solaris.

[Contact: CyberTools, Inc., 249 Ayer Road, #302, Harvard, MA 01451; telephone; 978-772-9200; fax: 978-772-9400; Web:]

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Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 20 Number 10
Issue:October 2000
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Company: CyberTools, Inc.
Products: Cybertools for Libraries
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Record Number:8134
Last Update:2024-05-29 08:13:39
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00