(Carlsbad, CA - June 2, 1998)— Electronic Online Systems (EOS) International is pleased to announce that all of its library information systems support Year 2000 processing. This enables libraries to accurately process dates past the Year 2000.
This is accomplished both by the software recognizing the turn of the century as it calculates dates beyond December 31, 1999, and by storing the full 8 digit (byte) date (i.e. 01012000 for January 01, 2000) in the database. EOS library information systems support Year 2000 processing by correctly performing both of these critical tasks.
EOS International's GUI-based products, the Q Series and GLAS, were initially designed with this capability. The Q Series is a next generation, fully-integrated, modular library information management system designed to meet the information management and access needs of libraries of all sizes. It is designed to be a one-stop gateway to the world of information, delivering relevant content from anywhere in the world directly to the desktop.
GLAS (Graphical Library Automation System) is a comprehensive, Windows-based system for small to mid-sized libraries. Over 700 libraries worldwide are using GLAS to manage and provide access to information within their organizations.
"EOS International is always working to ensure that our software is current with the information needs of libraries. The ability to handle year 2000 processing is a critical issue for all users of automated library systems," said Scot Cheatham, President and CEO of EOS International. Both the Q Series and GLAS support standard Windows user conventions. Therefore, displaying the frill 4 digit year date value, such as 1999 or 2000, is enabled through the Windows operating system itself Both systems store date information as 8 digits (2 digits for the day, 2 digits for the month, and 4 for the year). Even if the user elects to only display the two right-most date digits (‘99' for ‘1999') through their Windows Setup, the software still processes the full 4 digit year date when making calculations and when storing the date itself
The latest versions of EOS International's text-based systems also support Year 2000 processing: Manager Series Version 7.1, T Series Version 300, and Professional Series Version 2.1. All EOS clients with current Software Support Subscriptions will receive the latest versions of their software, with Year 2000 compliance, free of charge.
EOS International is a global library information management software and service company. It is a member of the Dawson Holdings PLC group of information services companies. Dawson Holdings PLC is a (US) $1 billion publicly traded information services company founded in 1809.
EOS International's corporate headquarters is located in Carlsbad, California, USA. It has a European headquarters in London and an Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, as well as a regional office in Paris, France. EOS International serves over 6,500 clients in 85 countries, in all types of libraries.
Contact EOS International in North America at 800-876-5484 or +(1) 760-431-8400, in the United Kingdom at +(44) 171-253-1177, in Singapore at +(65) 323-2950, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Web Site at www.eosintl.com.