CLSI, Inc. has announced the recent signing of agreements with four libraries for its new Unix-based system, operating on an Altos 2000 computer with the UNIX operating system. The new systems, operating on CLSI's second hardware platform, for small and medium-size libraries, were sold to the following libraries:
The Crystal Lake Public Library in Illinois serves a community of 18,500, and circulates nearly 250,000 items a year. The library used a fund, bequeathed by a local farmer 25 years ago, to support the costs of installing its CLSI automation system.
The Washington County Free Library (WCFL), Hagerstown, Maryland, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington. The library is the headquarters facility for the three counties in western Maryland that comprise the Western Maryland Public Libraries (WMPL), which will also participate in the automated system. WCFL has a main library and six branch libraries, serving a population of 116,000 and an annual circulation of 820,000.
The Great Falls Public Library in Montana serves a population of 110,000, of whom 60,000 reside in Great Falls proper. The libraries in the Great Falls school district plan to join the automation program at a later date.
The fourth contract for CLSI's Altos-based system was signed by the Orangeburg County Library in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The Orangeburg County Library is constructing a new main library which will more than triple its space.
CLSI now has contracted to deliver more than 30 Altos-based systems, and has installed at least twelve of which there were some glitches in the early installations, including some problems with cabling and the PC back-up. The problems were substantially resolved in March and the Altos systems with the UNIX operating system became a general release product in April.
[Contact: CLSI, Inc., 320 Nevada Street, Newtonville, MA 02160; (617) 965-6310, fax (617) 969-1928.]