Westborough, MA. Geac Computers, Inc., a long-time developer of library automation solutions, announces GeoWeb 3.0, our Web-based access solution. As a link between your library system and the Web, GeoWeb serves two functions—access from your library to specified Z39.50 resources, and access to your library collection from the Web.
The release of GeoWeb 3.0 carries forward all the functionality of GeoWeb 2.0, while offering improvements in several areas, including patron access to circulation information, the ability for patrons to place holds and renew items on loan, the ability for patrons to submit ILL and purchase requests to library staff, and a Search History function which allows users to review the results of previous searches and combine those results to generate new searches. GeoWeb 3.0 gives libraries the ability to keep up with the growing demands of patrons, and offers new options for efficient library management.
GeoWeb also provides seamless integration of electronic and multimedia resources through a Web browser. Libraries can enhance the MARC records in their collection to include URL addresses in 856 fields. This greatly expands the resources available to library users and streamlines access to those resources.
Geac Computer Corporation Limited delivers complete UNIX, client/server and other computer solutions and services to various vertical markets, including: public, academic, school, and special libraries; financial institutions; hotels and clubs; construction and property management; and manufacturing and distribution companies. Geac has business centers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Australia, and New Zealand. Geac is a publicly traded company with its common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (Symbol: GAC).