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Library Concepts
November 25, 2005
PC Card Catalog - Version 3.14, Is Released

(FORT WORTH, Texas -- November 25, 2005) -- Library Concepts announced a significant update to its PC Card Catalog product line. The popular library automation software package continues its tradition of excellent features and affordable pricing with the release of Version 3.14.

Vice President, Glenn McEowen noted, "PC Card Catalog Version 3.14 includes a major addition to the BASIC module, the Inventory feature. While it will not have automatic check-out reconciliation as implemented in the COMPLETE module, the ability to use BAR CODES makes the Inventory far more efficient than the former 'shelf list' procedure.

"To supplement the new Inventory function, an efficient 'Bar Code Attach' activity has been added. While improving even the day-to-day efficiency of PC Card Catalog, this capability will be particularly appreciated by libraries adding bar code labels to previously unlabeled items.

"Version 3.14 adds the capability of listing all unused Accession Numbers...an important addition for some libraries. We have also enhanced the Listing 'filter' feature by adding several fields to the filter choices. Listings can now be limited to items 'On Order,' by the user-defined 'Label Line' or by 'Edition' fields. The Circulation Statistics report now displays the number of unique patrons during a stats period. How useful that information will be when justifying a library's service record.

"For more efficient entry, a "Previously Saved Item Recall" feature has been added supplementing the previous Recall Item capability during the New Item entry process."

Library Concepts is the developer and provides sales and support for PC Card Catalog, an integrated library automation system for Windows (95,98,NT,2000,XP) computers. With many standard features such as OPAC, printing labels and catalog cards, extensive listing, advanced circulation capabilities, PC Card Catalog also includes built-in features such as MARC import, convenient authority access, bar code circulation, AACR2 search ability and donor tracking with bookplate printing. The PC Card Catalog "family" is rounded-out with its Web product, Net Card Catalog, an affordable and worry-free way to post the catalog online.

Library Concepts can be contacted through its web site at www.LibraryConcepts.com.

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Library Concepts
December 7, 2004
PC Card Catalog - Version 3.12, Is Released

(FORT WORTH, Texas -- December 7, 2004) -- Library Concepts announced a significant update to its PC Card Catalog product line. The popular library automation software package continues its tradition of excellent features and affordable pricing with the release of Version 3.12.

Vice President, Glenn McEowen noted, "Version 3.12 includes changes to several screens that make our already easy-to-learn entry procedures even more intuitive. We have added a formatted spine label image to the entry screen so that the data entered displays exactly how it will appear when printed. Our "centering formula" (a procedure that maximizes the information visible on the spine, particularly for thin books) is dynamically displayed as data are entered. We have added the label metaphor for our Donation bookplate data entry, also.

"We added a Publisher Authority drop-down that had been requested by a number of our users. This helps maintain consistency in the library's data. And, to the delight of several of our more frugal libraries, we now print "spine-only" label sheets for as many as 64 labels on one sheet. We have formatted four different label stocks to serve virtually any library.

"Another addition is a review screen showing the items that are in the batch of labels or cards to be printed. This is particularly useful when data entry occurs over several days or weeks prior to printing the labels.

"To enhance PC Card Catalog's immense listing capacity, we have increased the size of the onscreen listing images to help readability. Data fields have been added to the "field filtering" set to provide additional selection options when printing lists."

As with any update, Version 3.12 includes several software fixes. Library Concepts is committed to the ongoing process of improving the reliability and consistency of its products.

McEowen notes, "This update does not come with a price increase. We are simply committed to improving our products and, thereby, making PC Card Catalog an even better value."

Library Concepts is the developer and provides sales and support for PC Card Catalog, an integrated library automation system for Windows (95,98,NT,2000,XP) computers. With many standard features such as OPAC, printing labels and catalog cards, extensive listing, advanced circulation capabilities, PC Card Catalog also includes built-in features such as MARC import, convenient authority access, bar code circulation, AACR2 search ability and donor tracking with bookplate printing.

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Library Concepts
March 15, 2004
Diakon Systems Announces Its New Name, Library Concepts

(FORT WORTH, Texas -- March 15, 2004) -- Library Concepts is the new company name recently announced by library automation software developer, Diakon Systems LLC. "With our new products and expanding services, we thought a more descriptive company name was in order," noted Glenn McEowen, Vice President for Sales and Development. "We are the same folks who have always provided easy-to-use software with attractive pricing and responsive support. We believe our users and new clients will appreciate the more memorable name."

Library Concepts is the developer and provides sales and support for "PC Card Catalog," an integrated library automation system for Windows (95,98,NT,2000,XP) computers. With many standard features such as OPAC, printing labels and catalog cards, extensive listing, advanced circulation capabilities, "PC Card Catalog" also includes built-in features such as MARC import, convenient authority access, bar code circulation, AACR2 search ability and donor tracking with bookplate printing.

While proving popular with smaller (under 25,000 items) libraries, "PC Card Catalog" has increasingly found its way into larger libraries. A recent addition has been network licensing. Two network options are available: a 3-user, limited network license and an unlimited network license.

Support for "PC Card Catalog" users has always been free, but limited to e-mail communications. Library Concepts has announced the addition of a subscription support option called "Enhanced Support." In addition to priority e-mail, users will also have unlimited phone support, update notification and upgrade discounts. Users may still opt for the free support if it serves their library sufficiently.

Another recent addition to the "PC Card Catalog" family has been the web product, "Net Card Catalog." Working in the Windows 2000/2003 server (IIS) environment, "Net Card Catalog" makes the "PC Card Catalog's" data available on the web. The innovative "PC Card Catalog" search features are included in the "Net Card Catalog" web OPAC.

The "PC Card Catalog" system has been marketed since 1998 as a Windows product. The company previously developed and sold several DOS-based library products.

For additional information about PC Card Catalog and other products in the PC Card Catalog family, please contact Library Concepts at (817) 346-0928. You can also e-mail Library Concepts at info@LibraryConcepts.com, or access the web site at www LibraryConcepts.com.

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