Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Selects CARL Systems

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The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library (AFPL), following a competitive bidding process, has selected CARL Systems, Inc. to provide its next generation integrated automated library system. The new CARL System is configured to connect 500 terminals and workstations at AFPL'S 33 libraries, which serve residents of Atlanta and Fulton County. AFPL currently posts annual circulation of 3.2 million from a collection of more than two million items.

AFPL will make use of all CARL System modules and will replace its existing UTLAS T/series 50 system which has been in use for many years; CARL Systems serves as the maintenance organization for T/50 and has developed a suite of conversion programs for sites who wish to migrate. Implementation plans call for bringing up all libraries over the Memorial Day Weekend in 1993.

AFPL will also be one of the first libraries in the U.S. to install CARL Systems' newest addition: the Kid's Catalog, an Apple Macintosh based graphical interface developed in cooperation with the Denver Public Library to enhance children's use of libraries and library catalogs. AFPL has contracted to acquire and install 60 Kid's Catalog workstations, at least one in every branch. …