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Kentucky Education Technology System mames Follett Software Company first "approved" library automation vendor

Press Release: Follett [June 2, 1997]

Copyright (c) 1997 Follett

McHENRY, IL - June 2, 1997 - The Kentucky Education Technology System (KETS) recently announced "approved" library automation vendors from which Kentucky schools can purchase automation software with KETS funds on a 50-50 match with local district funds. KETS named Follett Software Company as its first approved vendor of four.

Prior to selecting vendors, Kentucky library media specialists; district technology coordinators; library professionals from academic libraries; and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives collaboratively determined specific functional software requirements which they deemed extremely important. KETS used this list of 103 specifications (only six of which are desired but not required) to evaluate potential vendors.

"We worked hard to meet all 103 of the functional requirements as quickly as possible, and are eager to provide Kentucky's schools with the automation solutions that meet their needs and those of their students," said Susan Russell, Follett Software Company Territory Account Manager. "Our commitment to meeting their requirements so quickly is proportional to our capacity and dedication to serving our customers. We bring them the tools and support they need to do their jobs better, ultimately bringing their students better access to library resources and overall improved library service."

Schools can apply the KETS funds towards select Follett Software offerings, including Circulation Plus, the most widely-used circulation management system in the K-12 market; Catalog Plus, a complete MARC-based cataloging management and on-line information solution which provides patrons easy access to information; MacSearch Plus Station for cross-platform functionality with Catalog Plus; Alliance Plus for convenient ongoing cataloging; and a CCD (Charged Coupled Device) scanner for barcode scanning. KETS also authorized purchase of support agreements and a variety of training options with these funds.

For additional information regarding the KETS requirements Follett Software Company met, visit the Library Media Specialist Academic Village web site.

About Follett Software Company

Since 1985, Follett Software Company has provided school, public and special libraries with leading-edge library automation, Internet and curriculum resource software and services. Its Circulation Plus software, with more than 29,000 installations worldwide, is the number one selling library automation system in the K-12 marketplace. Follett Software Company is a division of Follett Corporation, and is headquartered in McHenry, IL. The company was recently ranked among the top ten largest software companies in Chicago. For additional information, call (800) 323-3397 or go to


Celeste Sentman
Follett Software Company
(800) 323-3397 or (815) 344-8700, ext. 7205

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Publication Year:1997
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:June 2, 1997
Place of Publication:McHenry, IL
Company: Follett
Libraries: Kentucky Education Technology System
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Record Number:6027
Last Update:2015-03-03 08:14:26
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00