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Open Text Introduces Completely Web-Based Library System

Magazine article Information Today

Open Text Introduces Completely Web-Based Library System

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Open Text Corporation has introduced BASIS Techlib 8.2.3, which includes the new Serials Control and Acquisitions Management modules to provide the first fully browser-based integrated library system for managing corporate resources and automating daily library operations.

With Techlib, library administrators perform cataloging and circulation tasks using any browser. The Web-based data-entry forms make it easy to catalog and verify links to electronic resources, according to Open Text. Techlib is based on Microsoft Active Server Pages, which are fully customizable to accommodate local practices. The "thin client" implementation virtually eliminates the need for user workstation administrative support, says the company.

"As special libraries evolve from warehouses of information to key partners in knowledge management within an organization, Techlib is well-positioned to support this transformation' said Howard McQueen, industry analyst and editor of the newsletter IntraNet Professional.

Techlib provides an open and distributed architecture to meet the rapidly changing requirements of the digital library. Techlib patrons have browser access to library collections, digital documents, and Internet and intranet resources. …

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