McHenry, ILLINOIS -- May 15, 1995 -- Follett Software Company introduces Search PlusTh for Windows, enabling Windows-based workstations to search in Follett's MS-DOS Catalog P1usTM on-line public access catalog software. Library patrons can easily perform online searching of the library holdings, working with the Graphical User Interface (GUI) built into Search Plus for Windows. Librarians can combine the new product with Mac Search Plus Station and offer patrons the option of searching in the environment in which they are most comfortable: MS-DOS, Macintosh, or Windows.
Online help, tutorials, and quick reference cards, along with easy-to-understand icons, educate even young users to work quickly and productively with Search Plus for Windows. The capabilities of Search Plus for Windows include searches by Title, Author, Call Number, Subject, Series, and Keyword. These options shorten the time required to access a record, and help easily pinpoint information based on specific search criteria.
A unique "Lockup" feature allows users to simply double-click on specific tags (author, subject, series, or added entries) in a record, and quickly jump to related items in the library's collection. Boolean operators and, or, and not help narrow searches and pinpoint specific information. Limits can be set according to publication date, reading and interest levels, and material types. The status feature notifies the user of the availability of an item. Search Plus for Windows also prints title lists and bibliographic information for use in research and location of materials. An online events calendar allows patrons to search online for upcoming community, school or library activities.
Search Plus for Windows, the newest of Follett's add-on products, demonstrates the cross-platform interoperability of the Unison software design. This design features new releases of Follett's most widely-used software, including Circulation Plus library circulation management software as well as Catalog Plus. The Unison design allows for each of Follett's core products to operate together in any combination, or function independently as stand-alone units.
For more information on new Search Plus for Windows, Catalog Plus, and other products, customers can write Follett Software Company, 1391 Corporate Drive, McHenry, Illinois 60050-7041, or call toll-free, (800) 323-3397.
Follett Software Company is the largest supplier of microcomputer library software in America, with more than 23,000 installations of its MS-DOS flagship product, Circulation Plus. Follett Software Company is a Follett Corporation Company.