McHenry, Illinois -- October 18, 1993 -- Follett Software Company announces its plans to release a new version of its Macintosh catalog searching software, MacSearch Plus Station. The new version of MacSearch Plus Station will operate under Follett's new Unison platform, a software design that allows for software connectivity and cross-hardware platform interoperability.
The first in a series of Follett library management software applications for the Macintosh, MacSearch Plus Station enables MS-DOS and Macintosh interoperability by allowing access to Follett's Catalog Plus on-line public access catalog from Macintosh workstations in networked computer labs, classrooms and libraries.
"We are pleased to introduce the first of several library management software products for the Macintosh to come from Follett Software Company This year," says Charles (Chuck) R. Follett, Jr., president of Follett Software. 'With MacSearch Plus Station, students and patrons have access to a library's entire collection without leaving their desks or workstations - a convenience which could dramatically broaden use of the library and revolutionize the learning process.
Sharing a common database, all Catalog Plus searching capabilities are accessible trough MacSearch Plus Station, including search by subject, author, title, call number, keyword and Boolean searching. Macintosh's graphical user interface makes searching with MacSearch Plus Station easy and quick to learn. And under the Unison design, MacSearch Plus Station capitalizes on the numerous enhancements made to Catalog Plus in Unison, including variable setup options, cross references and a searchable events calendar.
Preliminary system requirements for MacSearch Plus Station in Unison are:
Prerequisites for Purchase
MacSearch Plus Station requires the purchase of the Unison version of Catalog Plus and a network operating system.
Network Operating Systems
Novell NetWare Environment
NetWare v2.2 or NetWare v3. 11. Novell NetWare requires the use of the correct VAP (NetWare v2.2) or NLM (NetWare v3. 11) when connecting Macintosh computers to the network. VAP & NLM must be AppleTalk Phase 2 compatible.
Macintosh Plus or above with 2 MB RAM using system 6 or 4MB RAM using System 7, and 10MB network interface card. MacSearch Plus Sation will operate on the following Macintosh models: Macintosh II, IIci, IIcx, IIfx, IIsi, IIx, LC, LC II, LC III, SE, SF130, Classic, Plus and Portable.
Projected release date for MacSearch Plus Station in Unison is 1st Quarter, 1994. Consumers interested in learning more about the new MacSearch Plus Station, or any of the other products operating under the Unison design, can write Follett Software Company, 809 N. Front Street, McHenry, Illinois, 60050-5589, or call toll-free (800) 323-3397.
A Follett Corporation Company located in McHenry, Illinois, Follett Software Company is currently the largest supplier of library microcomputer software in America.