CARL Systems, Inc., has announced that Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, has selected the CARL System to serve as the library automation platform for the University and its partners in the Inland Northwest Library Automation Network (INLAN).
INLAN, a consortium of libraries in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, was formed to enhance library services through the cooperative development and application of library automation, resource sharing, and emerging information technologies. Founding members include Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington), Whitworth College (Spokane), North Idaho College (Coeur d'Alene), and the University of Idaho (Moscow, Idaho). Members expect the consortium to expand with the addition of new member libraries, who will also benefit from operating cost savings and enhanced resource sharing.
The CARL System contract, valued at over $1 million, will provide for Gonzaga and INLAN a full array of library automation subsystems, including public access catalog, circulation, acquisitions, and serials control. In addition, the group plans to load a variety of information data bases and to provide gatewayed access to other services, including GPO, ERIC, and UnCover.
[Contact: For more information about the INLAN network or the consortium, contact Bob Burr, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 99258-0001; (509) 328-4220; FAX (509) 484-2804.]