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CoBIT marketing TLM

Library Systems Newsletter [December 1989]


CoBIT (the Council for Bibliographic and Information Technologies), a non-profit corporation, has been formed to market the TLM (The Library Machine) software previously supported by OHIONET, the OCLC-affiliated regional library network in the state of Ohio. The library members of CoBIT negotiated a separation of TLM from OHIONET, so that marketing efforts could be undertaken on a scale larger than statewide.

Former OHIONET staff who worked on the TLM program are now employed by CoBIT, and are continuing their development and software maintenance responsibilities.

TIM is a local library system offering circulation, online catalog, technical services, acquisitions, and serial control modules. TLM runs on Data General Corporation hardware under DC's proprietary AOS/VS operating system.

TLM is currently online at two large metropolitan library systems in Ohio: the Akron-Summit County Public Library with over 200 terminals online running circulation and the online catalog; and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, with an annual circulation of about five million items. TLM is also running at several smaller libraries in the state.

[Contact: CoBIT, 1500 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43221; (614) 486-2966.]

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Publication Year:1989
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 9 Number 12
Issue:December 1989
Page(s):93
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss and Judy McQueen Contributing Editors
Company: CoBIT
Products: The Library Machine
Libraries: Akron-Summit County Public Library
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
ISSN:0277-0288
Record Number:4673
Last Update:2021-11-17 12:27:41
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00