on 10/1/2002 3:08 PM, Paul Edmondson OXB at [log in to unmask]
> We have been running the Follet software on a Mac system for almost five
> years. The librarians like the program and have found it fairly easy to
> use. The software has been very stable, the tech-support very good, and as
> the Tech-Coordinator I have been pleased with the entire package.
> One of the nice things is that the client software doesn't require too much
> in the way of a CPU and as such you can use some of your old machines as
> library search stations (I use Quadra 630's with 8.1) and this has really
> worked well. Strip everything off them and have the OPAC (search engine)
> boot at start-up and things run smoothly. If you use the scanner for
> check-out you need a machine that is USB capable.
> I understand that they have an Internet based version, and the librarians
> are researching that option. It sounds like a reasonable option from the
> little they have learned so far. I'd like to know what people have had for
> experiences with the Internet version.
> I don't know if I'd put it on the server, we use a G3 Desktop in the
> librarians office as the Follet server and have that back up to the main MM
> document server.
>> From: Brad Edwards <[log in to unmask]>
>> Reply-To: School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]>
>> Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 14:17:52 -0400
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Follett Library Automation
>> We're considering using Follet's Library Automation software on a Mac
>> server running 9.2.2. The software includes Circulation Plus and Catalog
>> Plus, The installation would cover two schools K-12 on a contiguous
>> network under one roof.
>> Has anyone had experience with this software and this company? Could you
>> comment to me (off the list if you prefer) your experiences and the subtle
>> "gotcha's" you later discovered?
>> Brad Edwards
>> Technology Coordinator, English Department, Windsor Schools
>> 19 Ascutney Street
>> Windsor, VT 05089
>> 802-674-6344 x336
>> "Never place a period where God has placed a comma."-Gracie Allen
We have been using Follett for several years on a Mac based system. We are
running Follett 5.0 on a G4 server running 9.2.2. We have found it to very
adequate and user friendly. As far as Tech support goes, they are always
very helpful and available.
Randolph Elementary School