CONCEPT I OPAC gives your
patrons powerful catalog searching AND
unattended check-out on networked
computers. Scaled pricing permits
Two powerful Catalog styles:
1. BROWSE: The familiar
'browse'-style catalog suggests
the traditional "card
catalog." This style has proven to
be quite 'friendly' even for
non-computer users. But the ease-of-use
does not detract from its power to
FIND! Text searches, even misspelled
text searches, result in a 'closest
match' that is usually 'close
enough' ... no unfriendly 'not
BROWSE Catalog ('NextAlpha'
Scroll through the catalog with its
intutive AACR2 filing order, easy to
use even if you don't remember the
Color and text cues distinguish various
categories. Color Flag (|)
indicates a MEDIA item. Italics
indicates an alternate title or author.
Text colors distinguish SERIESand CROSS
2. WORD SEARCH: Using the
Google-like 'casual Boolean'
text parsing, searches find items that
match full and partial text entries.
Use the standard search fields (Author,
Title, Subject) or alternate fields
such as Publisher, Call Number, ISBN
and Accelerated Reading® levels. Users can
even re-sort the display order.
WORD SEARCH catalog ('Desert'
Online HELP will give the patron (and
librarian) detailed information about
the Catalog's operation... if they
should even need it!
Catalog Detail screen has it all:
Item Detail screen shows data, cover
('Neutral' theme, w/background
Both BROWSE and WORD SEARCH catalogs
link to the individual Item Details.
This screen displays the complete
bibliograhic record, the copy status
and the book cover image. The image
links to additional detail such as the
Table of Contents, a summary and, in
many cases, the first chapter text.
The powerful Series grouping includes a
one-click link from one Series Title to
another. Perfect for the
"What's next?" question.
Unattended Check Out:
Self-Check Out screens
Allow your patrons to check out their
own materials. Ideal for school
libraries with high circulation or for
libraries where staff may not always be
limits and tracking are maintained.
OPAC's easy-to-understand screens
assure that your patrons will be
checking out their materials with very
little instruction. An optional PIN can
be used for extra security.
The librarian can define certain fields
to display or hide.
Select one of five colorful
'skins' to create an attractive
screen 'look' and more
Data changing features are inaccessible
to the OPAC user. A password
isolates the patron from Preference
settings and the ability to exit the
program. Network capability is built-in
and requires no additional licensing.