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Book Systems introduces a fresh and newly designed OPAC just for kids

Press Release: Book Systems [August 1, 2006]

Copyright (c) 2006 Book Systems

Abstract: Book Systems, Inc. created KidZviZ, a newly designed K-3 Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) search interface for its Atriuum 100 percent Web-based library automation solution.


Huntsville, Alabama, August 1, 2006 Book Systems, Inc. creates KidZviZ, a newly designed K-3 Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) search interface for its Atriuum 100 percent Web-based library automation solution.

Powered by its' People, Places and Things searching index, KidZviZ allows children to apply logical image association with terminology and training that they've received in the classroom. Kids adapt to it naturally because it's built around their abilities. They are presented with colorful and humorous icons that represent selections from within the library.

"We've built the first meaningful departure from the status quo and raised the bar for all similar products. Unlike other visual navigation systems, everything fits in a way kids can quickly grasp. It's point and click interface creates a world through which kids with a wide range of reading skills can navigate. And, it's a standard feature of our Atriuum product at no extra cost." said Doug West, Book Systems' Chief Technical Officer.

Atriuum is receiving kudos for KidZviZ, a high-impact graphic environment that creates a world through which young students with limited reading skills can navigate. There's a natural place for every title within the KidZviZ People-Places-Things structure.

About Atriuum

Atriuum is Book Systems' 100% Web-based library automation solution. Atriuum offers school districts and multi-branch libraries a cost effective, easy-to-use, and easy-to-maintain library management solution. Because Atriuum is a Web-based application, it is installed at one central location and accessible from anywhere using a browser. Atriuum utilizes today's technology, giving you and your patrons the best access to library resources while decreasing costs.

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Publication Year:2006
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:August 1, 2006
Publisher:Book Systems
Company: Book Systems
Products: KidZviZ
Atriuum
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:13430
Last Update:2015-05-25 13:38:26
Date Created:2008-07-31 08:57:38