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Press Release: The Library Corporation [June 2000]


IMDS Circulation is live at several sites. The release includes:

  • Quick link to Patron Information from charge, Return, Renew, Holds, and Item Details
  • Easy interface for placing holds on multiple titles for a single patron or placing holds far multiple patrons on single title
  • More user options for viewing the results of Renew All. Can limit view to just items renewed or just items not renewed
  • clone patron information for easy registration of multiple users at the same address
  • Graphical calendars far easy selection of staff-assigned due dates and patron expiration dates
  • More user control for charge, Renewal, Hold Shelf, Hold In-transit, In-Transit, and Fine Negotiation receipts
  • Easy to use graphical interface for all Item Maintenance activities (Quick Edit and Delete, Express conversion, Moving and Transferring items)
  • Companion searcher window, with all the access points supported by your CARL catalog, and data presentation optimized for staff functions
  • Hourly loans for non-Reserve items
  • Library definable fee categories far easy assessing of common service fees (eg: room rental, bus passes, "gold card" service levels
  • Full security that allows authorized staff to use functions without keying in function-specific passwords
  • Extensive online help
  • Visual indication of security level for each function—supervisor overrides always available for restricted functions

Features for Global version:

  • Replicates all of the global functionality in text-based Circulation
  • Ability to copy a bibliographic record from the global database into a local database
  • Simplified parameter environment

These current CARL sites have implemented or purchased IMDS:

  • Arlingtan County (implemented)
  • Arrowhead (training scheduled)
  • Baltimore County (implementation scheduled for July)
  • Chattanooga (implemented)
  • Chicago Public Library (scheduled--training completed)
  • Colorado Alliance (implemented at Denver Public Library)
  • Contra Costa County (training completed)
  • Connecticut Regional Library Consortium
  • Libraries of Middlesex [LmxAC] (training scheduled)
  • Los Angeles Public Library (training completed)
  • Ministry of Education-Singapore (implemented)
  • Monroe County (training completed)
  • National Library Board of Singapore (implemented)
  • Phoenix Public Library (implemented)
  • Resource Sharing Alliance [RSA] (scheduled)
  • Sno-Isle Regional Library System (implemented)
  • Solano & Napa [SNAP] (implemented)
  • San Antonio (training scheduled)
  • Outsourced Colorado sites [Northeastern JC, Ft. Morgan Public Library, Sterling Public Library] (implemented)

Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:June 2000
Publisher:The Library Corporation
Place of Publication:Inwood, WV
Company: CARL Corporation
Products: Carl
Libraries: Arlington Public Library System
Arrowhead Public Library
Baltimore County Public Library
Chicago Public Library
Denver Public Library
Contra Costa County Library
Connecticut Regional Library Consortium
Middlesex Automated Resource Sharing
Los Angeles Public Library
Phoenix Public Library
San Antonio Public Library

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