WESTBOROUGH, MA (June 26, 1999)-Geac Computers, Inc. introduced its graphical Circulation client at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans. The client is scheduled for release this Summer.
The Circulation client is designed to guide the user intuitively through related processes, anticipating the library's natural work flow and allowing for maximum flexibility to streamline operations at a busy Circulation Desk. The new, ergonomically designed interface provides efficient management of the many varied situations and exceptional circumstances that occur during Circulation activities. The client uses an extension of the proposed NISO Circulation protocol.
Geac has chosen an evolutionary strategy for migrating the functionally rich PLUS and ADVANCE systems to a full graphical solution. The introduction of the Circulation client is an important step towards completion of the full suite of graphical capabilities. The Web-based Public Access Catalog and MARC Cataloging client are currently available. The Graphical Report Writing and Holdings Maintenance clients are scheduled for release later this year, and the Acquisitions and Serials clients scheduled for release next year.
Geac's Library Division offers client/server products that provide access to global information through graphical user interfaces and Web-based software. Product and service information on Geac's Library Division is available on the Internet at www.librarv.2eac.com or through electronic mail at nrd-lib-infoWgeac.com. Geac Canada Limited and Geac Computers, Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of Geac Computer Corporation Limited, a publicly traded company with its common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (Symbol: GAC).