Four libraries using Dynix systems in Colorado have received $50,625 in LSCA funds through the Colorado State Library to develop an online interface to the seven library systems in the IRVING Library Network. The libraries are working with Dynix and with Minicomputer Systems, Inc., the Boulder company that developed the original IRVING communication software. The objective is to develop software that will allow two-way access to the IRVING Network from any staff or public terminal in any of the libraries with Dynix systems. The IRVING Library Network is also connected to the CARL (Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries) network through the Denver Public Library. Once the planned Dynix link to IRVING is complete, the network will allow for transparent communication among five different vendors' systems (Dynix, CLSI, Eyring, CARL, and Pueblo) and will provide all users with copy status, network statistics, and interlibrary loan capability to some 3.9 million items in the participating libraries.
[Contact: Hank Long, Library Services Administrator, Englewood Public Library, 3400 5. Elati Street, Englewood, CO 80110; (303) 761-4376.]