Notre Dame and P.S.S. TAPESTRY Form Partnership

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P.S.S. TAPESTRY, Inc. and the University of Notre Dame have formed a partnership to enhance the TAPESTRY Acquisitions module. Notre Dame recently signed a Letter of Intent to acquire all five modules of the TAPESTRY Integrated Library System.

The TAPESTRY Acquisitions module simplifies the complicated process of ordering, receiving, paying for, and tracking materials while providing the information needed to optimize collection management and budgetary decisions. Plans call for the TAPESTRY system to be fully integrated with Notre Dame's campus-wide accounting system.

"We believe TAPESTRY is going to serve Notre Dame's needs well into the 21st century, and the fact that we can have some direct influence on the direction of the product is extremely attractive to us," said Bob Miller, director of Libraries for Notre Dame. "One of the key reasons we moved to TAPESTRY was that the technology upon which the system is built provides for expandability beyond a library system. In our case, this meant we can easily integrate the TAPESTRY Acquisitions module into our local accounting system as well as communicate with other vendors through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)."

Notre Dame will be closely involved in the development of specifications for the enhanced module, as well as ongoing evaluation and testing of the system. Plans call for the new module to be available by the summer 1995. …