Silicon Valley, CA - April 6, 2001 - CASPR Library Systems, Inc. announced today the immediate availability of LibraryCom Version 3.2 with URL cataloging support and a new MARC cataloging service. LibraryCom Version 3.2 now allows the cataloging of Web sites using the industry standard 856 USMARC tags. Version 3.2 also includes a new MARC cataloging service, which allows members to search and download records from a MARC database with over 2 million records.
"This version is important because now a library can merge links to Web sites and other Internet sources directly into their own online collections," said Norman Kline, President and CEO of CASPR Library Systems, Inc. "A patron can see a reference to a book on a shelf right next to a link to the author's own Web site. By using the 856 USMARC standard, we ensure that any work done in LibraryCom can easily be ported directly into any other system. Our new MARC Catalog Service is also available in version 3.2. This enhanced service provides a quick way to get a new library up and running or enhance the records of an existing collection," continued Kline.
LibraryCom was the first fully integrated library automation service offered on the Web for anyone to use. Simply access www.librarycom.com, register, create a library and start cataloging. Use the MARC Cataloging Service to pull records into your library, enter them by hand, or send us your records to import. Cataloging, circulation and online patron access (OPAC) are fully supported in LibraryCom. Your data is secure, backed up, and available for export upon request. Pricing LibraryCom pricing is based on storage used, and enhanced services requested. There is no charge for the basic service along with the first 10 megabytes of storage. Storage is priced at $300 per 15 megabytes. The MARC cataloging service is included for all online libraries. Downloading features are restricted to LibraryCom paying members.
About CASPR Library Systems Inc.
CASPR is a leading supplier of library automation software and services for over 10,000 school, business, college and public libraries. Located in San Jose, California, CASPR began by developing the first integrated library system for Macintosh computers back in 1986. Later, in 1992, CASPR was the first to create a fully cross-platform system for both Macintosh and Windows computers. Today, LibraryWorld desktop solutions represent the cutting edge in library automation for thousands of library centers. CASPR's LibraryNet Web program allows libraries to easily publish their own library collection using their own Web Servers and CASPR's LibraryCom Web service is the first complete ASP library system. For additional information on CASPR products and services, please contact CASPR Library Systems at 1-800-852-2777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.