ST. CHARLES, MO - Pigasus Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the unveiling of the WINGSTM System v2.0 at the Canadian Library Association Meeting (Toronto, June 16-19, 1999). The new version is available to libraries for fall 1999 installations.
The flexibility, inclusiveness, and real-world practicality inherent in the WINGS product line from the very beginning remain as hallmarks of v2.0.
Among the most significant changes in v2.0 is the introduction of QUEST Holdings Verification. QUEST Holdings Verification lets the WINGS System user see the shelf status and location information for items from virtually any web-based catalog. This level of holdings verification simplifies the librarian’s task in selecting the best lender for a particular request and streamlines efficient service delivery for the patron.
Full ISO 10160/10161 Compliance with IPIG Profile Conformance is another feature of the WINGS System v2.0. As more vendors implement the ISO standards, more interoperation between systems from different vendors becomes a reality. The WINGS System stands ready to interoperate using the ISO standards. The ability to communicate in a variety of other modes (Extended Request Protocol, email, fax, etc.) remains central to the WINGS System.
Other improvements in interface speed and additional choices in browser, database, hardware, and associated software are included in the new release. These changes open the WINGS solution to a wider variety of libraries - from those with specific high-end processing needs to those with more modest computing environments. The WINGS Academic, WINGS Public, WINGS Consortium, and WINGS Corporate products continue to exist as full versions for those libraries with complex needs. WINGS Choice is the name of the new product that opens a la carte packaging to all libraries.
Candy Bogar Zemon, president of Pigasus Software, Inc., said, "We have made several leaps in technologies well-suited to solving the problems that interlibrary loan departments face. By incorporating the best of the new technology with the strengths of our current version, we are continuing to offer librarians the tools and flexibility they demand to solve the real-world problems they encounter every day."
For more information about the WINGS Request Management System, contact Pigasus Software at (877) PIGS-FLY. Pigasus Software is located at 65 Charleston Square, St. Charles, MO 63304 USA, and on the World Wide Web at www.pigasus.com