December 15, 1996 (Raleigh, NC) - Keystone Systems, a leading producer of library automation systems, is proud to announce that the Broyhill Center for Learning Resources (LRC) at the CaIdwell Community College and Technical Institute, Hudson, North Carolina, has chosen KLAS as its new integrated library automation system.
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, opened in 1965, is committed to providing quality, affordable educational opportunities to meet the needs of individuals in Caldwell and Watauga counties, or any adult desiring education. In keeping with this commitment, the LRC had an immediate need to have a new library automation system and have it installed during the quarter break of the 1996 Thanksgiving holiday. Keystone Systems was able to meet this need, completing data convcrsion, installation, and training in just under six weeks, achieving operation cutover during the three day break before Thanksgiving, resulting in no disturbance to the library's mission of efficiently serving its patrons.
When reviewing library automation systems, the LRC was looking for a cost effective system which would continue to provide easy-to-use public access for its patrons and more advanced operating features and benefits than its current system. "KLAS met all the specifications on our checklist including systems operations and the very important issue of user-friendly public access,' says Ms. Marischa Cooke, Learning Resource Center Director. ‘Training and technical support issues were another large factor in our decision. Keystone offers a level of training and technical support that we felt very comfortable with,' continued Ms. Cooke.
KLAS provides access to the LRC's catalogue of 45,000 records for its 4,300 patrons. Using the KLAS Catalogue Management module, the LRC will catalogue directly from its record source, LaserQuest. In addition, the LRC will be able to create MARC standard authority records automatically; a benefit its previous system did not offer. KLAS also provides the connectivity the LRC requires for its satellite campus and connection to other libraries, e.g. neighboring Appalachian State University.
Keystone Systems Inc. is a fifteen year old company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Through extensive research and consultation, our developers have created a powerful, yet elegant library automation system. KLAS, which has the flexibility for customization to meet the specific needs of special, academic, and public libraries. Keystone's staff takes pride in assisting customers to obtain and hilly utilize the best computer systems available.