Geac announces the release of GeoWeb 4.0, the latest version of the Web-based public access catalog. GeoWeb provides Z39.50 access to the library's collection and other Web-based resources; offers simultaneous searching of multiple databases and access to multimedia resources; and incorporates patron self-service functions, such as placing holds, renewing material, viewing circulation information, and submitting Interlibrary Loan and Purchase Requests.
Features introduced in GeoWeb Release 4.0 include enhanced search-limit capabilities, display of holdings based on location of workstation, multilingual support, and sorting search results by author, title, or date. These features improve support for consortia and libraries with large databases and expand library services to non-English speaking patrons.
According to Harvey Coleman, Executive Vice President of Geac and General Manager of the Library Division, "GeoWeb is rapidly becoming the public access catalog of choice for libraries using ADVANCE and PLUS. It combines the simplicity of Web-browser access to local and remote information resources with powerful Z39.50 searching capabilities and patron self-service functions."
Geac offers the ADVANCE and PLUS client/server integrated library systems, incorporating powerful relational database management systems (RDBMS), open-systems architecture, industry standards, support for graphical client applications, and Web access to local and remote information sources.
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).