Public Access is OPAC (online public
access catalog). It is ideal for a library using two or more networked
Public Access provides a way to inexpensively
share data between computers when Catalog lookup is all that is
required. (Only US$199 per copy or US$500 for an unlimited network
Select one of five colorful 'skins' to create an
attractive screen 'look' and more responsive controls.
Public Access includes the full-featured catalog
searches including Author, Title, Subject and Keyword searches.
Switch between Catalogs with a single-button.
Designed to work much like the traditional card
catalog but uses the speed and power of the computer.
Easy for patrons to learn. (What a time savings
that will be!)
Do a text search where a misspelling returns a closest
match instead of the unfriendly "no matches" response.
Searches are not confused by partial text entries, leading A,
AN, THE, or numbers. These are all treated as ACCR2 would expect.
Color and text cues distinguish various categories.
Color Flag (¦) indicates a
MEDIA item. Italics indicates an alternate title
or author. Text colors distinguish SERIES
TITLES and CROSS REFERENCES.
The Catalog activities in the PC Card Catalog DEMO
emulate how the Public Access works.
While Public Access is a stand-alone
program, it is necessary for the library to have at least a
copy of PC Card Catalog (BASIC or CIRCULATION) to maintain
the book/media database.
The librarian can define certain fields
to either display or remain hidden.
Public Access can start
directly in the catalog. With appropriate settings in Windows,
the computer can boot straight into Public Access.
A password isolates the Windows desktop from the public user
even trying a malicious restart.
Catalog 'quick-search' letter keys
can be sequenced for faster catalog lookup.
Win 7, 8, 10
Drive Space: 5 meg
Screen: 800x600 or larger
Uses the handy and intuitive button/mouse wheel/keyboard scrolling
forward and backward through the catalogs.
Data changing features are inaccessible
to the Public Access user. A librarian password
keeps the the public user away from Preference settings and
the ability to exit the program.
Network capability is built-in and requires
no additional licensing.
Online HELP will give the patron (and
librarian) detailed information about the Catalog's operation...
if they should even need it!