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January 2001

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) Keystone Systems announced that KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, has been installed at the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service and its six sub-regional libraries throughout the State of Illinois. The cooperation among the regional and sub-regional libraries involves less duplication of effort, allowing the sub-regional libraries to concentrate on serving the patrons more effectively.

January 2001

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) Keystone Systems, Inc. is announced that it has successfully integrated its KLAS (Keystone Library Automation System) software with a state-of-the-art computer-controlled warehouse storage and retrieval system manufactured by Diamond Phoenix. The KLAS Carousel Storage interface allows quick, easy and accurate pulling of materials for library patrons. It also speeds the return to storage when items are checked back in. The first library to implement this interface was the New Mexico Talking Book Library in Santa Fe, NM.

August 2000

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) Keystone Systems announced that the Palm Beach County Library System has selected KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, for their Talking Books Library.

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) Karen L. Odean, Director of the Talking Book Center of Northwest Illinois, was recently selected as the 2000 recipient of the Alexander J. Skrzypek Award.

April, 2000

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) Keystone Systems announced that KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, has been installed in the Broward County Talking Book Library, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

September 1999

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Quarterly Newsletter has published a very informative and complimentary article about the Florida network of talking book libraries. This cover story reports how the various participating libraries use the system to improve patron services.

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) Keystone Systems announces that KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, has been installed at the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

June 14, 1999

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) Keystone Systems announced that KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, has been installed at the Lee County Talking Book Library (LCTBL) as the new library automation system.

June 1, 1999

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) Keystone Systems, a leading producer of library automation systems, is proud to announce that KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, has been installed at the Indiana Educational Resource Center (IERC) at the Indiana School for the Blind in Indianapolis, Indiana. The IERC converted to KLAS version 5.7 from an extremely complex manual card catalogue system. Staff uses the existing desktop LAN workstations to connect to KLAS. The KLAS modules installed are Catalogue Management, Circulation Control, Holdings Management, Equipment Services, and Patron Services with the enhanced Patron Order Processing function.

May 5, 1999

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) The Virginia Division for the Visually Handicapped Library and Resource Center (LRC) installed KLAS version 5.7. The LRC circulates books, materials and equipment to all eligible visually handicapped school children throughout the state. They also provide services to adult patrons in the statewide low-vision program.

April 15, 1999

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) The Indiana Educational Resource Center (IERC) based at the Indiana School for the Blind installed KLAS version 5.7. The IERC is a centralized depository, providing Braille and large print textbooks, aids and equipment, and other specialized materials to eligible blind and visually handicapped students throughout the state of Indiana. Teachers place orders with the IERC, which then prepares, produces or purchases the needed materials. These materials are sent to the schools and returned to the IERC when the student no longer needs them. The IERC also tracks the funding for and eligibility of students registered to receive their services.

April 3, 1999

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) Keystone Systems announced that KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, has been installed at the Tampa-Hillsborough County Talking Book Library (THCTBL) as the new library automation system. A subregional library, THCTBL joins the Florida KLAS network with the regional library, Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services, allowing them to more easily serve the needs of their patrons in a cooperative fashion.

February 12, 1999

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) The National Hemophilia Foundation has implemented KLAS v.6.3 for use in their HANDI Division. HANDI is the NHF's information center. Their mission is to educate the public and facilitate the search for cures by gathering and disseminating information on bleeding disorders.

October 8, 1998

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) Keystone Systems, a leading producer of library automation systems, is proud to announce that KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, has been installed at the Florida Regional Library, Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services as the new library automation system. The implementation of the outsourced KLAS system will allow the regional and subregional libraries in Florida to more easily serve the needs of their patrons in a cooperative fashion.

July 18, 1998

(Keystone Systems, Inc.) Keystone Systems is proud to offer a new service: Libraries can outsource the main server hardware and its operation to Keystone Systems. To prepare for providing the outsourcing operations, Keystone has already installed T1 services for incoming Internet access by the participating libraries. The servers are equipped with multiple powerful processors, redundant disk storage for advanced data mirroring, and off-site storage and backup facilities. Keystone is committed to maintain the state of the art technology hardware, software and communications equipment for high performance and dependable operations.

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