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EOS International announces T Series version 300: features enhanced patron functionality and connectivity

Press Release: EOS International [June 25, 1997]

Copyright (c) 1997 EOS International

(Carlsbad, CA - June 25, 1997) - Electronic Online Systems (EOS) International announces T Series Version 300, a new upgrade to its integrated library management system.

The I Series (formerly known as The Information Navigator in the United States and TINLIB throughout the rest of the world) is a comprehensive, text-based, fully integrated system. Its most distinguishing feature is its unrivaled "Browse and Navigate" which makes searching quicker and easier for the information seeker. The "Browse and Navigate" facility uses hypertext links between data elements such as authors, titles, subject headings, thesaurus terms, and publishers to enable searchers to move easily from one access point to another without performing a new search.

T Series Version 300 is expected to be released in July, 1997. It is fully compliant with year 2000 processing requirements and the Circulation module has been enhanced significantly. Other major improvements in Version 300 are new patron self-service options in the OPAC including the ability to charge-out items, to place reservations for items that are currently on loan, and to check on patron status.

"I Series Version 300 has many new benefits which will improve the management of information for librarians" said Mark Patterson, Managing Director of the European Headquarters in London. "Among these is the ability to handle year 2000 processing, which is a critical issue for all automated library systems".

Other enhancements in T Series Version 300 include:

  • Enhanced Circulation module, including serial issue circulation
  • Currency conversion
  • Support for AudiolVisual (AV) materials in Cataloging, Circulation and Acquisitions modules

T Series Version 300 includes modules for: Cataloging, Circulation, Serials, Acquisitions, OPAC, GUI OPAC, Import/Export, and a Report Generator. Suitable for all types of libraries - large or small - the T Series may be implemented in a wide variety of operating system and network configurations ranging from MS-DOS or Windows workstations to multi-user LANs such as Novell NetWare or Windows NT. UNIX versions of the system are available for larger libraries.

T Series also supports industry and international standards including many varieties of MARC (e.g. OCLC MARC, USMARC) and UNICODE. Currently installed in over 2,600 libraries around the world, T Series Version 300 will be available initially in American English, British English, Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, and Romanian.

EOS International is a global library information management software and service company. It is part of the Electronic and Technical Services division of Dawson Holdings PLC, a publicly traded information services company founded in 1809.

EOS International's corporate headquarters is located in Carlsbad, California. It has a European headquarters in London, UK and an Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, as well as regional offices in Boston, MA and Paris, France. EOS International supports 40 other offices and affiliates worldwide and serves over 6,500 clients in 85 countries, in all types of libraries.

EOS International produces a number of library information systems including the Q Series"', a powerful, GUI client/server information system for medium to large sized libraries and school districts and GLAS, the Graphical Library Automation System for smaller libraries with Windows-based systems.

For more information about EOS International and its product lines, contact EOS International, 5838 Edison P1., Carlsbad, Calif., 92008-6596; telephone 800-876-5484 or 760-431-8400; fax 760-431-8448; e-mail; or visit our Web site at:

If you would like more information about this announcement or would like to request T Series artwork, please contact Leigh Connor at the numbers listed above or send e-mail to marketingŠ

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Publication Year:1997
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:June 25, 1997
Publisher:EOS International
Place of Publication:Carlsbad, CA
Company: EOS International
Data Trek, Inc.
Products: T Series
Information Navigator
Record Number:6587
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00