MARKHAM, ON (March 23, 1999) Geac Canada Limited is pleased to announce that the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) and its 13 campuses located province-wide have selected Geac's ADVANCE Client/Server solution and GeoWeb application software to automate their library operations.
Marie DeYoung, Manager of Learning Resources at the NSCC, stated, "The College recognizes the value of delivering information in a timely and relevant manner to our students who are geographically dispersed throughout the province." GeoWeb [Geac's Web-based public access catalogue] will provide the NSCC with a gateway allowing virtual access to worldwide information resources. By incorporating electronic resource hyperlinks into bibliographic records, GeoWeb expands the capabilities of the library catalogue to include links not only to web sites, but also to multimedia resources and locally held electronic files.
As the most recent member of Novanet, a consortium of cooperating Nova Scotia academic libraries, the NSCC is already well on its way to being automated using ADVANCE. Novanet member libraries use the ADVANCE system to enhance access to information for the benefit of their user communities.
"Geac was chosen because it uses the latest technology to offer an integrated yet flexible solution that will grow with us into the future," explained Scott Nickerson, Manager of Novanet Inc., of their decision to automate with the ADVANCE Integrated Library System.
The NSCC, the second-largest post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers training and education for entry-level employment, and retraining at the trades, technician, and technologist levels to business, industrial, service, and professional occupations. It is a pro-active institution that takes a major training role in response to the economic development strategies of the province within the Canadian and global economy.
The Nova Scotia Community College homepage can be visited at http://www.nscc.ca and its collection will soon be publicly available for searching as part of the Novanet consortium site at http://novanet.ns.ca.
Product and service information on Geac's Library Division is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.library.geac.com, or through electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Geac Computers, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Geac Computer Corporation Limited, a publicly traded company with its common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (Symbol: GAC).