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CASPR Ships Newest Version of LibraryWorld

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CASPR Ships Newest Version of LibraryWorld

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CASPR Library Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of the LibraryWorld 98 library automation program, with dozens of new features and alternative user interfaces for both professional and school libraries.

CASPR has enhanced LibraryWorld to fit in a wide variety of schools as well as special and public libraries. Three versions of LibraryWorld 98 provide the right set of features for a library's needs, according to CASPR. LibraryWorld 98 Bronze is a serious MARC-based catalog system with full patron access, MARC data entry, report writer, and card and label maker. LibraryWorld 98 Silver provides all the features of LibraryWorld 98 Bronze plus a full circulation and patron management system. LibraryWorld 98 Gold has all the features of Silver, plus full serials and acquisitions systems and a digital document storage and retrieval system. All versions include support for the new URL 856 standard for cataloging Web sites. Combined with LibraryNet 98, CASPR's Web server software, a library's collection can be easily published on an intranet or the Internet.

The following are just a few of the many new features:

* More professional-looking user interface

* Resizable windows

* Dozens of new reports and circulation statistics

* Temporary barcodes for circulation

* Temporary due dates for items

* Complete Codabar support

* Diacritics mapping

* Open and search multiple libraries

* Importing of old MicroLif records

* Web URL integration to transparently view Internet pages that have been cataloged

* New standard item and patron fields

* User definable item and patron fields

* Faster scrolling

LibraryWorld 98 is available now for both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers. …

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