's-Hertogenbosch, January 2000 - In January the Navy-library in The Hague started to work with Vubis 4 Windows in combination with VubisWeb.
For the local catalog, the Navy-library used to have Micro-OPC (a PICA product). For serials maintenance they used ROTA. The library did not use a circulation and acquisitions system before. The Navy-library's wish was to have a total solution for the whole library. Head of the library, Mrs. Marion Boelders, and her staff started to look for an integrated system. This new system should also have, as an additional requirement, a so called PICA-link. For cataloguing, the library has to connect to PICA.
Because Vubis 4 Windows offers a PICA-link, the library selected Geac. Additional advantage for Geac has been the fact that a number of Army libraries already uses Vubis.
The implementation of Vubis 4 Windows, will be a step-by-step implementation. The catalog has been filled with two files; one file containing books and army regulations, the other file containing tables of content. For the serials module all 220 serials titles have been entered.
The library just started to implement the circulation module. By the end of 2000 the acquistions module will be the last module to be installed.
Both files of the Navy-library can be reached through VubisWeb. This way thousands of people with access to the Royal Navy's intranet can connect to the library.