(Carlsbad, CA. June 9, 2000) Electronic Online Systems (EOS) International is pleased to announce Version 3.1 of GLAS (Graphical Library Automation System) along with a new GLAS Toolkit for use with the GLAS Cataloging and Circulation modules. GLAS 3.1 and the GLAS Toolkit are both currently in beta test and are planned for release in July 2000.
A 32-bit Windows application, GLAS Version 3.1 features user-requested enhancements such as the ability to link and manage URI (URL/URN) hyperlinks within bibliographic records that appear in EasySearch and in the GLAS @ccess Web OPAC. Other new features include calendar support on all date fields, added browse lists for selecting field ranges in all report dialog boxes, and selectable library-definable picklists for common fields such as Item type, Location and Medium. Also new in GLAS 3.1 is an optional integrated Main Menu providing easier access to installed GLAS modules.
The GLAS Toolkit is a collection of nine special utilities that provide added functionality to the GLAS Version 3.1 Cataloging and Circulation modules. The GLAS Toolkit includes utilities for self-serve circulation, exporting and merging records, creating check out and hold status files, and more.
"GLAS 3.1 and the GLAS Toolkit provide our GLAS users with enhancements they've asked for," says Scot Cheatham, President and CEO of EOS International. "Features such as the ability to launch directly to a Web site from within GLAS provides our users and their patrons with improved access to information resources on the Internet."
GLAS is a comprehensive, library information system for small to mid-sized libraries. It features an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) and flexible data entry screens designed to streamline workflow and provide easy access to all of your library information.
GLAS provides several options for searching your online catalog including: EasySearch for quick and simple searches, GoPAC (Graphical OPAC) for more advanced searches and GLAS @ccess (a Web OPAC), which enables libraries to make their online catalogs accessible via the Web. GLAS provides full MARC (MAchine Readable Cataloging) support for the bibliographic record. It also fully supports Windows standards such as multi-tasking, scrollable windows, pull-down menus, picklists, and MicroHelp. The complete GLAS user manual is also available online providing Help via keyword searching and hypertext links.
EOS International is a global library information management software and service company and a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider. In addition to GLAS, it produces a number of library products including the Q Series, a full-featured, client/server library information management and access system.
EOS International's corporate headquarters is located in Carlsbad, California, USA. It has regional offices in London, Paris, and Singapore as well as over 25 other offices and support centers worldwide. Founded in 1981, EOS International serves over 5,000 clients in 85 countries, in all types of libraries.