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Follett Software Company Develops New Web OPAC Software

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Follett Software Company Develops New Web OPAC Software

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Follett Software Company has announced that it is developing its first Web OPAC software, WebCollection Plus. WebCollection Plus will enable library media specialists to bring their library holdings online and expand library services via the Internet. The company has set a target release date of January 1998.

With WebCollection Plus, patrons can search the library collection via the Internet--24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from remote locations--by title, author, subject, keyword, call number, and series. They'll also be able to check item availability, submit hold and interlibrary loan (ILL) requests, link to cross references, link to additional titles with the same subject or by the same author, view library and school events, link to the Internet from MARC records using the 856 tag and access sites with related information, "shelf browse" virtual shelves by call number, and more--all online.

Library media specialists can define a unique "links" page specific to their patrons' needs and include direct links from their own Web sites to other Web sites or libraries. They can also submit interlibrary loan requests to other libraries via e-mail and customize their library's home page with local information, such as library hours and check-in and check-out policies. …

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