Gaylord Information Systems (GIS) is proud to announce to the Canadian Library community a number of "firsts."
With over 20 years of automation experience, GIS offers Polaris as the third library system developed by Gaylord. We now have more than 330 clients using our automation products in the United States.
Next, Polaris is the first truly graphical, distributed, client-server system to run on Windows NT, on either Intel-based servers or DEC Alphas. Polaris's development was based on input from prominent consultants and librarians, and on study of library literature; the end result was tailored perfectly to meet the articulated requirements of the library community, and, specifically, to meet the needs of large academic and public libraries, as well as consortia. It is especially well-suited for those libraries looking to migrate from a first- or second-generation ASCII-based system.
Finally, in order to provide you with information on Polaris, we now have our first-ever Canadian-based account manager. Arnald Desrochers, a librarian by profession, has worked as an account manager for integrated library systems for the past four years, and joined the Gaylord team in March of this year. Please feel free to contact Arnald at the following addresses and telephone numbers:
Gaylord Information Systems - Canada237 Cadillac St.
Tel: (800) 404-1996
Gaylord Information Systems provides client/server library automation systems, with a full suite of capabilities, including OPAC, Z39.50, Web OPAC, circulation, acquisitions, serials control and community information, and also offers networking, retrospective conversions and database enhancement services. GIS is a division of Gaylord Bros., which has been offering products and services to the library community for more than 100 years.