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Follett Software Company introduces new version of its on-line public access catalog under Unison design

Press Release: Follett [October 18, 1993]

Copyright (c) 1993 Follett


McHenry, Illinois -- October 18, 1993 -- Follett Software Company announces its plans to release a new version of its flagship on-line public access catalog searching software, Catalog Plus. The new version of Catalog Plus will operate under Follett's new Unison platform, a software design that allows for its products to be completely modular as well as integrate with other products as they are installed.

Catalog Plus in its original form required the installation of Follett's library circulation management software, Circulation Plus"', while Catalog Plus in Unison can be installed as a stand-alone module, allowing institutions just beginning to automate their libraries to benefit immediately from an automated catalog system. It will also share a common database with other products operating under the Unison design, including new versions of Circulation Plus; Textbook Plus, Follett's textbook distribution management software; and MacSearch Plus Station, Follett's Macintosh catalog searching software.

Catalog Plus in Unison features many enhanced capabilities over its original version, including cross references; on-line help screens; seamless interface with Alliance Plus"', Follett's CD-ROM database; an enhanced MARC editor; the ability to define brief records; and an unlimited collection size. A searchable events calendar; the ability to import and export in USMARC format; the ability to create a duplicate title from an existing record; support of LC classification; and label printing are further enhancements found within Catalog Plus in Unison. Like its original version, Catalog Plus in Unison provides full support for Novell NetWare and Artisoft LANtastic network operating systems, as well as single user environments.

System requirements for Catalog Plus in Unison are:

Hardware

Single User Environment
Recommended System Requirements
80486-33 MHz or better MS-DOS compatible computer, 4 MB RAM or more, 28 ms or faster hard disk drive, one 3.5" or 5.25" floppy disk drive, color or monochrome display, 80-column printer, MS-DOS v5.0 or higher, 250 MB or better streaming tape backup. Note: Computer must have 512K free RAM after booting up.

Minimum System Requirements
80386-25 MHz or better MS-DOS compatible computer, 2 MB RAM or more, 28 ms or faster hard disk drive, one 3.5" or 5.25" floppy disk drive, color or monochrome display, 80-column printer, MS-DOS v5.0 or higher. Note: Computer must have 512K free RAM after booting up.

Multiuser Environment (We recommend the use of 10 megabit or greater network interface cards)
File Server Recommended System Requirements
Dedicated 80486-66 MHz or better MS-DOS compatible computer, 8 MB RAM or more (minimum 4 MB network cache), 15 ms or faster hard disk drive, one 3.5" or 5.25" floppy disk drive, color or monochrome display, 80-column printer, MS-DOS v5.O or higher, 250 MB or better streaming tape backup.

File Server Minimum System Requirements
Dedicated 80386-33 MHz or better MS-DOS compatible computer, 8 MB RAM or more (minimum 4 MB network cache), 15 ms or faster hard disk drive, one 3.5" or 5.25" floppy disk drive, color or monochrome display, 80-column printer, MS-DOS v5.0 or higher.

Workstation Recommended System Requirements
80486-33 MHz or better MS-DOS compatible computer, 2 MB RAM or more, 28 ms or faster hard disk drive, one high-density 3.5" or 5.25" floppy disk drive, color or monochrome display, 80-column printer, MS-DOS v5.0 or higher. Note: All workstations must have 512K free RAM after booting up and logging onto the network..

Workstation Minimum System Requirements
80386-25 MHz or better MS-DOS compatible computer, 1 MB RAM or more, one high-density 3.5" or 5.25" floppy disk drive, color or monochrome display, 80-column printer, MS-DOS v5.0 or higher. Note: All workstations must have 512K free RAM after booting up and logging onto the network

Network Operating Systems
Artisoft LANtastic Environment
Multiuser Version Compatible NOS: Artisoft LANtastic v4.0 or higher.

Novell NetWare Environment
Multiuser Version Compatible NOS: NetWare 386, SFT NetWare, Advanced NetWare, NetWare v2.2 or higher.

LAN Mana2er Environment
Multiuser Version Compatible NOS: Microsoft LAN Manager v2. 10 or higher.

Menu System
ICLAS

Sites intending to run the multiuser version of Circulation Plus, Catalog Plus or Textbook Plus with Novell's NetWare under ICLAS must have ICLAS vl.31 or higher. Pollen suggests installing all "patches and fixes" to ICLAS vl.31. Sites running below ICLAS vl.31 will not be able to install Circulation Plus, Catalog Plus or Textbook Plus.

Projected release date for Catalog Plus in Unison is 1st Quarter, 1994. Consumers interested in learning more about the new Catalog Plus, 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 microcomputer library software in America.

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Publication Year:1993
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:October 18, 1993
Publisher:Follett
Place of Publication:McHenry, IL
Company: Follett
Products: Circulation Plus
Catalog Plus
Record Number:6751
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