(FORT WORTH, Texas -- December 7, 2004) -- Library Concepts announced a significant update to its PC Card Catalog product line. The popular library automation software package continues its tradition of excellent features and affordable pricing with the release of Version 3.12.
Vice President, Glenn McEowen noted, "Version 3.12 includes changes to several screens that make our already easy-to-learn entry procedures even more intuitive. We have added a formatted spine label image to the entry screen so that the data entered displays exactly how it will appear when printed. Our "centering formula" (a procedure that maximizes the information visible on the spine, particularly for thin books) is dynamically displayed as data are entered. We have added the label metaphor for our Donation bookplate data entry, also.
"We added a Publisher Authority drop-down that had been requested by a number of our users. This helps maintain consistency in the library's data. And, to the delight of several of our more frugal libraries, we now print "spine-only" label sheets for as many as 64 labels on one sheet. We have formatted four different label stocks to serve virtually any library.
"Another addition is a review screen showing the items that are in the batch of labels or cards to be printed. This is particularly useful when data entry occurs over several days or weeks prior to printing the labels.
"To enhance PC Card Catalog's immense listing capacity, we have increased the size of the onscreen listing images to help readability. Data fields have been added to the "field filtering" set to provide additional selection options when printing lists."
As with any update, Version 3.12 includes several software fixes. Library Concepts is committed to the ongoing process of improving the reliability and consistency of its products.
McEowen notes, "This update does not come with a price increase. We are simply committed to improving our products and, thereby, making PC Card Catalog an even better value."
Library Concepts is the developer and provides sales and support for PC Card Catalog, an integrated library automation system for Windows (95,98,NT,2000,XP) computers. With many standard features such as OPAC, printing labels and catalog cards, extensive listing, advanced circulation capabilities, PC Card Catalog also includes built-in features such as MARC import, convenient authority access, bar code circulation, AACR2 search ability and donor tracking with bookplate printing.