(FORT WORTH, Texas -- November 25, 2005) -- 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 3.14.
Vice President, Glenn McEowen noted, "PC Card Catalog Version 3.14 includes a major addition to the BASIC module, the Inventory feature. While it will not have automatic check-out reconciliation as implemented in the COMPLETE module, the ability to use BAR CODES makes the Inventory far more efficient than the former 'shelf list' procedure.
"To supplement the new Inventory function, an efficient 'Bar Code Attach' activity has been added. While improving even the day-to-day efficiency of PC Card Catalog, this capability will be particularly appreciated by libraries adding bar code labels to previously unlabeled items.
"Version 3.14 adds the capability of listing all unused Accession Numbers...an important addition for some libraries. We have also enhanced the Listing 'filter' feature by adding several fields to the filter choices. Listings can now be limited to items 'On Order,' by the user-defined 'Label Line' or by 'Edition' fields. The Circulation Statistics report now displays the number of unique patrons during a stats period. How useful that information will be when justifying a library's service record.
"For more efficient entry, a "Previously Saved Item Recall" feature has been added supplementing the previous Recall Item capability during the New Item entry process."
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. The PC Card Catalog "family" is rounded-out with its Web product, Net Card Catalog, an affordable and worry-free way to post the catalog online.
Library Concepts can be contacted through its web site at www.LibraryConcepts.com.