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100 West San Fernando Street Suite 530
San Jose, California 95113
United States
Phone: 408-993-2140
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Executive Leadership

photo of Norman Kline
Norman Kline
Chief Executive Officer
photo of John  McIntyre
John McIntyre
Chief Technology Officer
photo of Allison  Abbott-Kline
Allison Abbott-Kline
Vice President Government Relations

Company Ownership

Originally known as CASPR Library Systems, Inc., LibraryWorld is privately owned by its founder Norman Kline.

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News Announcements

January 27, 2010. LibraryWorld allows Librarians to customize. LibraryWorld, a leading Web-based library and collection management system, has expanded user options for customizing catalog reports, patron lists, and overdue letter reports. These enhancements are immediately available to new customers and the more than 2,000 libraries who manage their collections using LibraryWorld’s secure online portal.

October 24, 2007. Version 2.0 Shown at AASL in Reno, Nevada. LibraryWorld Version 2 was announced which adds book jacket covers, reserves, global changes, and a powerful new search engine to the already robust online service. Now hosting more than 1,000 libraries worldwide, LibraryWorld users can share and update book jackets in their personal libraries. Version 2.0 is scheduled for release at the end of 2007. All current users will automatically be upgraded to the new release as part of their normal subscription service.

August 8, 2007. LibraryWorld standard service now provides up to 100 megabytes of storage. The LibraryWorld Standard Service, priced at $365 per library per year, had been upgraded to include 100 megabytes of storage. The standard service contains all the modules in the system, including: cataloging, patron management, circulation, reports, inventory, serials tracking, permissions and settings. The standard storage of 100 megabytes is equivalent to approximately 50,000 catalog records. Additional storage can be purchased to handle larger collections.

June 20, 2007. LibraryWorld Hits 700, Scanners and Hint at new Fall Release. The, service now has about 700 active libraries. This means 700 libraries paying the annual subscription service fee. Many other libraries use the trial version without cost.

May 10, 2007. MARC Database Updated. The internal MARC database within LibraryWorld has been updated to include Library of Congress records cataloged in 2005 and 2006. Overall, the database includes nearly 3 million records licensed from the Library of Congress for use in The company we will be implementing a Z39.50 protocol that will allow searching and pulling into your collection records from a large number of internet connected libraries.

March 7, 2007. passes 500 mark. LibraryWorld, Inc. announced that its Web library hosting service just passed the 500 mark within the first full year of service. Over 500 libraries now use the Web site to automate with no need for expensive hardware, software or networking nightmares. LibraryWorld provides a breakthrough technology and pioneering approach to automating libraries.

January 24, 2007. Checkout by Patron Name. In the LibraryWorld circulation module, items can now be checked out to a patron by using the patron's name as well as the patron's number. When in checkout mode, enter the patron's number or enter the patron's last name. If there are multiple patrons with the last name, a list will appear to choose the correct full name.

January 14, 2007. Direct OPAC Access. The Online Patron Catalog module has replaced the standard search only module within the LibraryWorld navigation panel. This allows you to quickly view exactly what patrons see when searching the library. After entering a library, you are now placed in the catalog module by default. Former library home page elements for news, links and subscription information have been moved to the default catalog page display.

December 26, 2006. New Quick Add. The very popular Quick Add function has been merged with the 'New Record' command and enhanced to allow very fast cataloging. Just click on the New Record link in the Catalog Module and you can add new records by searching our database, hand entering, or importing records.

November 30, 2006. Range Searching. now allows range searching of any indexed field in the catalog module. Just click on the range search link in the catalog module, select an index and enter the 'From' and 'To' terms. Range searches of character strings and numbers are supported. All reports and label generation can be limited to the range search findset.

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Corporate Chronology

1986 CASPR Library Systems founded by Norman Kline
CASPR was started by Norman Kline in 1986 to develop leading edge information programs for Macintosh computers. Apple Computer Inc, was CASPR's first customer and together developed the first commercial integrated library program for the Macintosh, called the Mac Library System (MLS).

Annual Accomplishments Statements

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2019 LibraryWorld Accomplishments Narrative

LibraryWorld enhanced its Web based services with extensive Collection Analysis tools and reports.

During 2019, LibraryWorld was chosen to provide online library automation services for all Veterans Administration (VA) Hospitals in the United States; over 116 hospital centers.

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