Salt Lake City, UT, October 26, 2000—COMPanion Corporation announced today that Alexandria library automation was chosen by Houston ISD, the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh largest public school system in the United States. Houston ISD's library automation project is one piece of a major effort to advance, improve and modernize libraries throughout the district.
Jason Hoopes, Vice President of COMPanion, stated, "We are very excited to be announcing our partnership with Houston ISD. We believe that librarians, teachers, students and the whole community will be very pleased to have a high quality and effective library tool. COMPanion is anxious to see HISD's transition to Alexandria through to successful everyday usage." Alexandria's cutting-edge technology is the solution that best meets the needs of Houston ISD's libraries. Houston needed the advantages of a Central Union Catalog without the common pitfalls of such a model. For this reason, Alexandria's Distributed Union Catalog (DUC) was most attractive.
Alexandria's DUC offers District-wide access to real-time data throughout the entire district. This capability, in concert with Alexandria's remote access from the office, class, or home demonstrated efficient network usage. Other features that affected Houston's choice of Alexandria were: client-server technology, TCP/IP based software, convenient online update utility (eliminating need for disks and CDs), and cross platform (Windows/Macintosh).
COMPanion Corporation, headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, is the developer of Alexandria—best known for its power and ease of use. Alexandria offers the best cross platform library automation solution for Windows and Macintosh. Alexandria provides software solutions to the K-12 education market, public and special/corporate libraries. For over 12 years, COMPanion has established itself as a leader in the K-12 education market.
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