LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN, May 15, 1995. Nichols Advanced Technologies Inc. today announces that Albuquerque Public Schools, the nation's 28th. largest school district, has selected the Athena library system for its 125 school and district libraries.
This decision is the culmination of a year-long project by a team of library and computer professionals in the District Library Instructional Technology Services (DLITS) department of Albuquerque Public Schools to determine the needs of the district.
"Athena wilt work well at all school levels and help our student learn the aid/li they will need/or the future. With Athena student will increase their use of library materials through center access while media specialist will Improve the management of their collections." said Charlene Greenwood, Acting Director DLITS,
Athena's graphical Windows-basal interface fulfills the district's need for friendly and easy-to-use searching and circulating functions. As some schools in the district use Macintosh computers, Athena's multi-platform features were important enabling both Windows and Macintosh computers to work together. Athena meets the demanding needs of the district's centralized cataloging staff and provides the district with textbook management capabilities.
"The Albuquerque Public Schools knew exactly what they needed in a library automation system. They demanded simplicity combined with a high level of sophistication. They are a forward-looking group of media professionals and we are delighted that they chose Athena; our graphical new-generation system." adds Bruce Butler President of Nichols Advanced Technologies Inc.
Nichols Advanced Technologies Inc. has been designing quality library automation software since 1983. Athena for Windows and Macintosh computers was first released in 1994. It provide Circulation, Searching (OPAC), Cataloging and related functions for school, public, and special libraries. Together with MOLLI, Nichols #1-rated DOS-based system, the company provides easy-to-use and affordable solutions for all major microcomputer platforms. The company maintains offices in La Crone, Wisconsin, and Edmonton, Alberta.