BLCMP will be introducing its new Talis Java (TM) Edition at the Library Resources Exhibition in June. This latest group of enhancements to the Talis library system has been written in Java, the network programming language from Sun Microsystems which is at the forefront of modern network computing technology.
Talis JV Java Edition combines all the functionality of Talis with the advantages of Java, and an attractive graphical interface. Java uses the latest Web technology to reduce the load placed on desktop computers, by sending the application over the network to the user as it is required, rather than storing it locally. In this way it lowers the cost of ownership of a network client. It is also multi-platform, so any client machines capable of running a Web browser may be used, and libraries choosing Talis JV will be able to run Talis in its current format alongside Talis JV if desired, to offer maximum flexibility.
Talis JV will be easy to install as the software can be downloaded from the World Wide Web (or the BLCMP customer network) to a library system centre, without the need to install client copies on individual PCs and workstations. This will also apply to future updates of the software.
For more information contact Frances Richardson or Robert Watson at BLCMP