Academic journal article Library Technology Reports

Integrated Library Systems for Microcomputers and Mainframes: A Vendor Study

Academic journal article Library Technology Reports

Integrated Library Systems for Microcomputers and Mainframes: A Vendor Study

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CONTENTS

Best-Seller Library Systems            161

         Company Background            161


         Computing Environment         161


         System Description            162


         Installations                 167


         Competitive Analysis          167

CARL Corporation                       171

         Company Background            171


         Computing Environment         172


         System Description            173


         Installations                 179


         Competitive Analysis          180

CoBIT                                  183

         Company Background            183


         Computing Environment         183


         System Description            184


         Installations                 187


         Competitive Analysis          187

Comstow Information Services           191

         Company Background            191


         Computing Environment         191


         System Description            192


         Installations                 196


         Competitive Analysis          197

ELiAS, N.V.                            201

         Company Background            201


         Computing Environment         202


         System Description            203


         Installations                 207


         Competitive Analysis          210

Ex Libris Ltd.                         215

         Company Background            215


         Computing Environment         216


         System Description            216


         Installations                 220


         Competitive Analysis          221

Gateway Software Corporation           225

         Company Background            225


         Computing Environment         226


         System Description            226


         Installations                 231


         Competitive Analysis          231

Geac Computer Corporation              235

         Company Background            235


         Computing Environment         237


         System Description            238


         Installations                 242


         Competitive Analysis          243

IME Systems                            249

         Company Background            249


         Computing Environment         249


         System Description            250


         Installations                 253


         Competitive Analysis          254

Information Dimensions Incorporated    257

         Company Background            257


         Computing Environment         258


         System Description            258


         Installations                 263


         Competitive Analysis          263

International Library Systems          267

         Company Background            267


         Computing Environment         268


         System Description            268


         Installations                 272


         Competitive Analysis          273

MARCorp                                275

         Company Background            275


         Computing Environment         276


         System Description            276


         Installations                 279


         Competitive Analysis          279

NSC Incorporated                       283

         Company Background            283


         Computing Environment         283


         System Description            284


         Installations                 286


         Competitive Analysis          286

SLS (Information Systems) Ltd.         289

         Company Background            289


         Computing Environment         290


         System Description            290


         Installations                 294


         Competitive Analysis          295

References                             299

BEST-SELLER LIBRARY SYSTEMS

701 Merion Avenue Havertown, PA 19083 (800) 967-7850; fax: (215) 789-8095

COMPANY BACKGROUND

The Best-Seller integrated library system was originally developed by Miniciel, a Quebec-based software company specializing in library management applications. …

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