3.1045 software for cataloguing (98)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Tue, 13 Feb 90 20:45:27 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1045. Tuesday, 13 Feb 1990.

(1) Date: Fri, 09 Feb 90 08:49:14 EST (19 lines)
From: Christian Boissonnas
Subject: Cataloging software

(2) Date: Mon, 12 Feb 90 07:55:00 EST (59 lines)
From: "Christian Boissonnas, Cornell" <CBY@CORNELLC>
Subject: Cataloging software

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Date: Fri, 09 Feb 90 08:49:14 EST
From: Christian Boissonnas
Subject: Cataloging software

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I know of no MAC software to do what you want, although it is very
possible that vendors of cataloging software who specialize in the
library market have some. I expect it is likely to be expensive and
more than you need, but I can pursue that if you want.

I think that there is cheap PC software available as Shareware. I think
I remember seeing some in a recent catalog that, unfortunately, I have
at home. I will check it tonight when I go home and let you know.

There is lots of PC commercial software. Again, it is probably more
than you want at a price you don't want to pay. Still, I can send you
names of vendors if you want.
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Date: Mon, 12 Feb 90 07:55:00 EST
From: "Christian Boissonnas, Cornell" <CBY@CORNELLC>
Subject: Cataloging software

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Here are three PC software packages that you might want to consider.

Requires 512K, a hard disk is recommended.
Version 2.4b of this system for bibliographic reference organization has
fields for author(s), title, source information, keywords, sponsor,
special codes, and a short abstract. Daata entry, maintenance and
searches are quite easy. Reports of selected references can be made to
disk files for inclusion in word processing documents. Uses dBase III
compatible files. Shareware, registration fee $45-60.

Tracks books and publications by author, title, issue, page, location,
key words, and more. Both short and detailed reports. Easy and
concise. Suited for business libraries or for home use. Shareware,
registration fee $15.

CATALOG REFERENCE (Comes on the same disk as Business Librarian)
Tracks books, journals, movie, or tape libraries. There is space for
plenty of keywords and an abstract. The powerful search can find
specific entries given just about any information to go on. The reports
are formatted to styles established by the MLA, APA, and CGE. This
system is completely menu-driven. Documentation is minimal but
adequate. Written in compiled dBase III. Ver. 2.0. Shareware,
registration fee $35.

The above description are out of the Public Brand Software Shareware
Catalog & Reference Guide, Vol. 6, No. 1, p. 24.

If you are not familiar with this company, it maintains an extensive
inventory of public domain and shareware software, evaluates it, and
distributes it for $5.00 per disk. The $5.00 is in addition to the
software writer's registration fee, if any. The point is, you don't pay
the regis- tration fee for programs that you just try and decide not to
use. If you decide to use a program, you register with the writer, pay
your fee, and get the latest version available, documentation, and

To order from Public Brand Software, write:

Public Brand Software
P.O. Box 51315
Indianapolis, IN 46251

or call:

1-800-426-3475 or 1-317-856-7571

You will need to quote their order numbers. For the programs above,
they are in parentheses following the name of the progam.

I hope all this will be helpful.