December, 1997 (Raleigh, NC) - Keystone Systems, a leading producer of library automation systems, is proud to announce that KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, has been installed at the South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library as the new library automation system.
The Braille and Talking Book Library's mission is to provide visually impaired citizens of South Dakota access to materials prepared in alternate media including audio tape, large print, and Braille. The library also provides textbook services for visually impaired students assuring that the students will have textbooks in media suitable to their needs. To efficiently and cost-effectively provide these services, the library needed a new automation system which could provide more advanced operation features than its previous system.
"When looking for a new library automation system, we needed features which would enable the staff to efficiently serve patrons, a company which would provide a high level of service, and a system which would be compatible with our current state equipment," stated Dan Boyd, Director. "Keystone and KLAS have done a fantastic job in these areas.
KLAS provides access to the library's catalogue of over 37,000 titles for its 4,800 patrons, with active patrons receiving as many as 124 books annually. The library staff uses the automatic searches and patron service options in KLAS to serve their patrons more efficiently, leaving time for personalized service as needed. "Our last system was very labor-intensive. We had to manually select materials for patrons. KLAS' automatic selection routines have helped us to serve more patrons, more effectively," stated Mr. Boyd.
Keystone Systems, Inc. is a fifteen year old company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Through extensive research and consultation, our developers have created a powerful, yet elegant library automation system, KLAS, which has the flexibility to meet the specific needs of special, academic, and public libraries. Keystone's staff takes pride in assisting customers to obtain and fully utilize the best computer systems available.