The following is a listing of companies and organizations providing software of interest to congregational librarians. CSLA Institutional Members are noted, and their support of CSLA is greatly appreciated.
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Book Systems, Inc. – We specialize in affordable, integrated automation systems designed for school, public, special, and church libraries. We also carry great internet tools to bring your library into the next generation (Webrary and eZcat). Also available: Precision One, Fortres 101, DonorMaster, Barcodes, Barcode readers and conversion services. (CSLA Institutional Member)
Jaywil Software Development, Inc. – ResourceMate® 3.0 is Windows® based resource library automation software program designed for churches, schools, synagogues, corporations, associations, non-profit organizations, clergy, professionals, etc. Download the demo and take the 2 minute challenge. (CSLA Institutional member)
Library Concepts – PC Card Catalog is powerful yet inexpensive software designed for the smaller library. OurLibraryOnline works with both PC Card Catalog and other vendors’ software to make a library’s catalog visible on the Internet.
Media Flex/OPALS – OPALS Open-source Automated Library System is a feature-rich cooperatively developed, Web-based, open source program. This alternative technology provides Internet access to information databases, library collections, eBooks and digital archives. (CSLA Institutional Member)
Right On Programs – Producers of the finest software for libraries, offices, schools, and homes since 1980. (CSLA Institutional Member)
Surpass Software – Surpass provides powerful yet easy-to-use, affordable library automation solutions for church and synagogue libraries as well as school, public and corporate libraries. Twice in 2003 Surpass was rated number one in customer satisfaction in surveys published in Computers in Libraries magazine. Surpass features special pricing for small libraries and you may try any product free. The company also offers an optional hosting service for libraries which prefer to have their automation vendor manage the software and store their databases. (CSLA Institutional member)
Librarica – The CASSIE System – CASSIE is an integrated software product that will help you regain control of the public access computers and printers in your library or computer lab. CASSIE provides a simple graphical interface through which you may define policies such as session length, operating hours, and charge per printed page. Evaluate CASSIE for 30 days for free with a download demo.