Westborough, MA (December 21, 1998). Geac Computers, Inc. announces the availability of PLUS Release 2.6, a major upgrade to its popular UNIX system-based library automation solution. The new release includes enhancements to the Web-based public access catalog, the MARC Cataloging client, and the Circulation module.
According to Harvey Coleman, Executive Vice President of Geac and General Manager of the Library Division, "Release 2.6 demonstrates Geac's commitment to deliver the latest technology with PLUS."
Public access features include expanded functionality of GeoWeb, Geac's Web-based public access catalog. Features include the ability to sort search results, expansion of the search limiting function, and improved support for multi-agency sites. Enhancements to the Circulation module include alerts for arrived holds, enhancements to the Circulation Accounting Cash Points function, and new capabilities available in the 3M Self-charge interface to support Checkin, Renewal, and Payments. Release 2.6 also incorporates enhancements to GeoCat, the graphical MARC Cataloging Client, and GeoPac, the search and retrieval graphical client.
According to Coleman, "Our strategy is to offer our customers a flexible and cost-effective solution enabling them to move to graphical clients, as a library's infrastructure expands to support the new technology."
The PLUS client/server library system incorporates a standard UNIX platform, powerful relational database management system (RDBMS), open systems networking capabilities, 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).