Provo, UT -- June 22, 1995 -- Ameritech Library Services announces Dynix for Windows-Cataloging, the first in a series of Windows-based Dynix modules, and the first library system compatible with Windows 95.
The Dynix system is the most widely used library automation system in the world, renowned for its rich features and service-oriented design; the Windows operating system is the standard desktop operating system in use today. Dynix for Windows-Cataloging combines the most successful library software with the latest Windows operating system, allowing libraries to build on their current system investment to effectively meet the needs of library staff and budget.
"The development of Dynix for Windows-Cataloging represents a significant step forward in Dynix products," said Keith Wilson, executive vice-president of Ameritech Library Services. 'We are certainly committed to constantly improving the Dynix line to benefit our customers and their patrons. By continuing to lead in our research and development, and by keeping abreast of the latest technologies, we will deliver quality solutions to our customers."
Dynix for Windows-Cataloging is based on a client/server architecture that optimizes processing power by distributing computer processing between desktop workstations and database servers.
Dynix for Windows-Cataloging employs an easy-to-use, graphical interface with pull-down menus, graphical icons, dialog boxes, mouse commands, help screens, and other familiar Windows features.
Full-screen MARC editing is now simplified using standard cut, copy, and paste functions. Users can also easily merge records using standard drag-and-drop functions.
By integrating searching, editing, copy cataloging, holdings creation, and authority verification, users can enjoy uninterrupted workflow within the same work session, saving time and improving productivity.
Dynix for Windows-Cataloging also allows users to quickly access other Windows-based cataloging tools such as CD-ROM and authority databases.
Ameritech Library Services develops and distributes library management systems and information access products worldwide. With headquarters in Provo, Utah, and an affiliate office in Evanston, Illinois, the company serves 3,333 client libraries in 34 countries through the Library Systems group consisting of the Academic, Public Libraries, School, Special Library, and International divisions. The Information Services group, which includes Retro-Link Associates (RLA), Vista, and GeneSys, provides database services and content delivery to customers worldwide.
Ameritech Library Services is a subsidiary of Ameritech Corporation, one of the world's largest communications companies serving more than 13 million customers. The corporation provides a wide array of local, phone, data, and video services in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Ameritech is creating numerous information, entertainment, and interactive services for homes, businesses, and governments around the world.