La Crosse, Wisconsin, June 26,1993-- Nichols Advanced Technologies Inc. today announced Athena, a library automation system with a graphical user interface for Windows, Macintosh and MS-DOS networks. Athena provides circulating, searching (OPAC), full MARC cataloging and related functions.
Athena is intuitive in design for use by patrons with no computer experience or traditional library searching skills.
"We drew on our experience with the best-selling MOLLI system to understand the real needs of librarians and their patrons" said Bruce Butler, President of Nichols. "Athena's searching is inviting, easy to use and lightning fast. The creative screen design draws patrons -- even very young ones -- to step up to the computer and carry out searches with ease."
Nichols Advanced Technologies Inc. develops and markets library automation systems for schools, public and corporate libraries and is best known for the MOLLI integrated library system presently in use in more than 1,300 sites worldwide. Nichols also provides AOUI for acquisition management, Serials for serials management, bar code readers, retrospective conversion services and related supplies.
Nichols Advanced Technologies Inc. maintains offices in La Crosse, Wisconsin and Edmonton, Alberta.