SALT LAKE CITY, UT, June 26, 1998 — COMPanion Corporation announced its release of Alexandria Executive™ to the corporate and special library marketplace. The ten year old company now offers the power of a 32-bit Windows library automation system to special libraries seeking a simple, cost effective information system.
After strengthening its hold in the school library market with the release of Alexandria for Windows™ in April 1997, COMPanion is now sharing some of its focus with corporate and special libraries. COMPanion built upon the strengths of the school Windows product, tailoring the package to meet the needs of libraries requiring a more specialized library system.
"We were approached by a corporate library asking why the product was not readily available to special libraries. We looked into requirements necessary to offer an outstanding product to a new market, made required changes to the Windows automation system and COMPanion now offers a product tailored to meet the demands of corporate, medical, law and other special libraries," said Patrick Hansen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at COMPanion Corporation.
Alexandria Executive is a comprehensive system that includes all of the standard library modules, such as cataloging, circulation and patron/item management. The system also offers advanced features for periodicals, web capabilities and advanced bookings.
Under Periodicals, libraries have the ability to fully track, manage and catalog subscriptions and articles within a publication. Alexandria Executive's Journal Indexing module allows librarians to easily enter article information into Journal Indexing, then catalog the information, making it easy for patrons to search for current articles.
Searching can be performed at either Alexandria Executive's OPAC or patrons can search the library's collection from a web-based OPAC. This gives patrons access to the collection from remote locations or other rooms in a building. Specific web pages can also be cataloged into the collection and then easily accessed from the OPAC. Alexandria Executive also gives patrons and librarians easy access to the web from the OPAC.
Libraries easily distribute book resources and other shared items with Alexandria Executive's Advanced Bookings, which will be released in the Fall of 1998. The system accounts for delivery and return times when scheduling item delivery and also prints packing and delivery slips for media aides or drivers.
Alexandria Executive offers a full range of automation components in one comprehensive package. The system is 32-bit native with Full-MARC record compliance and multi-lingual capabilities.