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Follett Software Company introduces language pack for multilingual information access

Press Release: Follett [May 15, 1995]

Copyright (c) 1995 Follett


McHenry, ILLINOIS -- May 15, 1995 -- For the librarian meeting the needs of a multilingual population, Follett Software Company introduces Language Pack for Catalog Plus. When used with Catalog Plus for MS-DOS in Unison, Language Pack helps serve multicultural patron populations, and provides opportunities for everyday, practical experience for foreign language students.

The innovative Language Pack searching module allows users to work with screens and prompts in French and Spanish, as well as English. With a simple keystroke, patrons and students can toggle among the three languages. Or the workstation can be set to "boot up" in the language of choice. Easy-to-use, intuitive screens help simplii~ the process of learning search skills and encourage patron confidence at the same time. The entire Help system in the Catalog Plus searching module has been translated to French and Spanish. With the introduction of Language Pack, all the ease of Catalog Plus searching now becomes available to French and Spanish speakers.

Language Pack makes it easy for library media specialists and foreign language teachers to work in collaboration. Students can use developing language skills in a practical and meaningful way. Children and adults learn to recognize and read basic words in foreign languages by utilizing the Language Pack option, in the library or at networked search stations in a lab or classroom.

"With Follett's Language Pack, students and patrons can search library catalogs, access information, and seek help in their own languages," says Steve Siegel, Senior Product Manager at the 250-person Follett Software Company. "And native speakers of English, French, or Spanish can develop their skills in other languages."

For more information on the new Language Pack for Catalog Plus, 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.

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Publication Year:1995
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:May 15, 1995
Publisher:Follett
Place of Publication:McHenry, IL
Company: Follett
Products: Catalog Plus
Subject: MARC
Record Number:7744
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