Library Technology Guides

Product and Company News and Announcements


August 10, 2013

Surpass Software Surpass Software launched version 7.0 of its library automation packages with new features that focus on e-book integration. The upgrade also introduces dozens of features requested by users. [Full Announcement].

February 10, 2010

Surpass Software Surpass Software released version 6 of its suite of library automation products, bringing a brand new interface full of features to Surpass Safari, the company’s public access catalog for desktop and Web. Upgrades to version 6 are free for current users with a valid support subscription. [Full Announcement].

February 4, 2010

Surpass Software Surpass Software released version 6 of its suite of library automation products, bringing a brand new interface chock full of features to Surpass Safari, the company’s public access catalog for desktop and Web. Upgrades to version 6 are free for current users with a valid support subscription. [Full Announcement].

February 01, 2007

Surpass Software Sagebrush users choosing to automate with Surpass Centriva, Surpass Select, or Surpass SL, will receive a 50 percent discount on their purchase. [Full Announcement].

July 01, 2006

Surpass Software Surpass introduces Surpass CL Church Library Edition, a streamlined library automation program that is easy to use and reasonably-priced for the church market at under $500. Surpass CL computerizes church library administration functions, cataloging, and circulation. [Full Announcement].

April 26, 2006

Surpass Software New Surpass Self-check integrates with Surpass library automation software to enable patrons to check out their own materials and obtain basic account information independently. The result is that patrons are served more efficiently and library staff have more time to devote to other tasks. [Full Announcement].

June 1, 2005

Surpass Software Surpass Generation 5 provides powerful new and enhanced features in an easy-to-use, updated interface librarians will love. Though Surpass has always included centralization capabilities, Generation 5 also presents its greatly enhanced centralization product under the new name Surpass Centriva. Centriva is ideal for multi-branch public libraries and for entire school districts wishing to run a single centralized system with web-based catalog access. [Full Announcement].

March 17, 2004

Surpass Software Surpass offers new centralized cataloging pricing for Surpass Copycat, software that provides unlimited access to free MARC records [Full Announcement].

October 01, 2003

Surpass Software Surpass Copycat is an easy to use, money-saving cataloging tool for downloading free MARC records with no annual database subscription needed. [Full Announcement].

September 22, 2003

Surpass Software Surpass Software now offers selected records from MARC Junction Web Collections to all librarians and educators through Web Tracks, a free E-newsletter. [Full Announcement].

January 25, 2003

Surpass Software Surpass Software has released Version 4 of Surpass Central, Surpass Safari, and Surpass Web Safari, the core components of the Surpass library automation family of products. [Full Announcement].

September 3, 2002

Surpass Software An extensive collection of Web sites in MARC format is now available with a yearly subscription to MARC Junction. MARC Junction provides subscribers with thousands of curriculum-based, professionally cataloged Web sites in MARC format that you can import directly into any automation system. [Full Announcement].

February 6, 2002

Surpass Software Surpass Software has released Surpass Serials periodical management software. Surpass Serials is compatible with Surpass and other library automation systems. The new program offers users easy monitoring of the delivery and cataloging of newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2001

Surpass Software In a recent customer satisfaction survey, the average overall rating of Surpass Windows and Web-based library automation products was 9.03, indicating that Surpass users are overwhelmingly pleased with the ease of use, features, stability, and documentation for Surpass library automation products. [Full Announcement].

August 9, 2001

Surpass Software Surpass Software has released version 3.0 of Surpass Central and Surpass Safari, the core components of the Surpass library automation family of products. New features include cataloging templates, see and see also cross-references, integration features for users of Scholastic''s Reading Counts software, and the ability to send patron notices via e-mail. [Full Announcement].

February 1, 2001

Surpass Software Surpass Software is bundling Surpass Central with Surpass Safari and offering them at a reduced price to libraries with 5,000 or fewer volumes. The bundle will sell for just $995, so a small library can now have a fully automated system with both circulation and catalog for under $1,000. This represents significant savings over the regular $1,750 cost of these programs. The programs are only limited in the size of the collection they will handle and are otherwise fully functional. [Full Announcement].

August 2000

Surpass Software Surpass Software recently released Web Safari, the Web-based catalog for users of Surpass library automation software. With Web Safari, patrons can access the library''s holdings from any PC, Macintosh, or other computer connected to the Internet and running a standard Web browser. [Full Announcement].

Surpass Software Surpass Software released Surpass Central 2.0, an upgrade to the core module of the Surpass line of library automation products. New features include special features for Accelerated Reader users, importing student photos from Lifetouch Administrator''s CD, and customized patron fields that can trigger alert tones and dialog boxes. [Full Announcement].

March 2000

Surpass Software Surpass Central library automation software publishes reports and notices to the worldwide Web. Users of the Surpass library automation suite of applications can now publish reports to the web or save reports in other standard formats. With the release of Surpass Central version 1.07, the core component of Surpass, users will find that all report screens now have an "export" button to choose to save the report in HTML for publishing to the web. To make long reports more manageable, Surpass Central will create a series of web pages with automatic links for navigation between pages. [Full Announcement].

January 2000

Surpass Software The Humphress Group of Windermere, Florida, and Precision Computer Service of Calhoun, Georgia have officially joined forces to do business as a unified company, Surpass Software. [Full Announcement].