Syracuse, NY (September 2000). Gaylord Information Systems (GIS) today announced the release of GALAXY WebPAC — a new web-based OPAC that allows patrons at GALAXY libraries to access the library catalog and their personal account information from any Internet connection.
GALAXY WebPAC replaces earlier GALAXY web-based OPACs, which also provide remote access to the library catalog. "GALAXY WebPAC is different — it is an all-new product, redesigned with new technologies and built from the ground up in standard HTML," said GALAXY Product Manager Matt Womack. "GALAXY WebPAC replaces SuperBROWSE, which was written in proprietary code and not highly adaptable to new web technologies. GALAXY WebPAC is a product that now offers real customization options to our customers."
With GALAXY WebPAC, patrons can access the library catalog any time of the day or night, access their personal account information, and place and cancel holds. GALAXY WebPAC also features hyperlinks to authors and related subjects, so patrons can conduct a more extensive search with a single click of the mouse. And like all GALAXY products, GALAXY WebPAC is dependable software that's easy for staff and patrons to use.
Katherine Blauer, GIS President, noted that GALAXY WebPAC is just one example of GIS' commitment to delivering a continuum of services to GALAXY libraries. GALAXY WebPAC is another excellent product that is part of the GIS Continuum of Services — services that provide a stable and realistic growth path for GALAXY libraries." Blauer added, "By delivering a broader range of reliable solutions to our customers, we allow them to choose their own growth path and to grow and change their libraries incrementally, at their own pace."
GIS is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider and the 25 year-old software development division of Gaylord Bros., a leading supplier to the library industry for over a century. In addition to its library automation systems, GIS offers workflow analysis, retrospective conversion, and database enhancement services to libraries of all types. For more information, visit or contact GIS headquarters at 800-272-3414.