La Crosse, Wisconsin, October 3,1994 -- Nichols Advanced Technologies Inc. today announces the release of Athena, the first visual library automation system for Windows and Macintosh. Athena provides circulating, searching (OPAC), full MARC cataloging and related functions.
Some of the innovative features of Athena include patron photographs for checkout, intuitive searching of full-text databases, touch screen design and multiple collection capabilities. Athena's bold graphical screen design encourages patrons to search for books or other items without training.
"We're excited about how people respond when they see Athena's screens and patron pictures for the first time I Kids arid adults alike love to use the large animated buttons on touch screen monitors," said Bruce Butler, President of Nichols.
Athena may be purchased from Nichols Advanced Technologies Inc. and Its regional representatives, and will be shipped commencing October SI. Athena is priced from $1,996.
Nichols Advanced Technologies Inc. develops, markets and supports library automation systems for schools, public and special libraries, Together with MOLLI, Nichols' #1 rated system, the company now provides easy to use and affordable solutions for all major microcomputer platforms.
Nichols maintains offices in La Crosse, Wisconsin and Edmonton, Alberta.