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The Library Corporation Unbundles ITS for Windows

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The Library Corporation Unbundles ITS for Windows

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The Library Corporation (TLC), a developer of library automation and information systems, has announced that libraries can now license the company's popular ITS for Windows software for as little as $395 per year. Normally bundled with TLC's BiblioFile databases, ITS for Windows can now be used by libraries of all types and sizes, regardless of the bibliographic utility used to access MARC resource records.

According to Doug Storer, ITS product manager for TLC, "We believe libraries that have large amounts of original cataloging to do will find ITS to be indispensable. By using this state-of-the-art tool, library staff can efficiently catalog locally significant material for which copy cataloging just doesn't exist." Storer also indicated that other groups that may benefit from ITS for Windows are libraries that need cutting-edge software to improve the quality and productivity of their technical service departments.

ITS for Windows offers a wide array of cataloging tools and resources that give the user the power to complete in a few minutes what once took hours, according to the company. Through a single interface, ITS users have the ability to perform a number of tasks:

Browse the more than 240 Z39.50 resources on the Internet Download records into a powerful MARC editor

Analyze MARC files from book vendors

Validate a record's compliance with MARC or OCLC rules

Verify headings against a local author

ity file that the user can control Automate repetitive tasks through a powerful macro scripting language Copy and paste information from one record to another, be it a Web page or word-processing document Enter and view nonstandard diacritic


Gain access to millions of MARC records through the Internet Since its inception, ITS for Windows has continued to receive accolades from both reviewers and cataloging professionals. Harvard University's Michael Kaplan called it "the workstation package that is most advanced," while Library Technology Reports called ITS "a real pleasure to use . . . makes cataloging almost fun!"

Storer believes that another key attribute of ITS is its user-friendly nature. "If users have a question about a MARC rule while cataloging, they can simply press the 'help' key and gain context-sensitive access to a whole shelf full of cataloger's reference data. …

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