SALT LAKE CITY, UT, November 11, 1999 COMPanion Corporation, developer of Alexandria library automation systems, shipped the new Alexandria v5 to their existing user base without charging additional upgrade fees. The company officially released Alexandria v5 at the American Library Association Conference on June 26, 1999 and then sent a general distribution of the product to all users current on Alexandria&Mac's annual software subscription on November 1, 1999.
Current users will enjoy the enhanced technology and additional features. The system includes automatic data archives that save data at preset times, instant on-line updates, a customizable interface, and new MARC entry/editing capabilities. Users also have the option to add-on modules, such as Alexandria [WEB], which gives users access to the library over the Internet from home or other locations.
"We have devoted users that have helped build Alexandria. They have been loyal to COMPanion and have been looking forward to receiving Alexandria v5. They have the option to either move to Alexandria v5 at no additional cost or stay with their current version," said Patrick Hansen, Vice President, COMPanion Corporation.