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According to Julie Walker:
> I don't have the answers to Gail's questions, but the posting reminded me
> of something I wanted to post.  We have the CD-ROM version of Sirs in all
> of our high schools & everyone loves it.  In the spring I learned that
> Sirs is developing a jr. high/middle school product.  I was really
> excited until I discovered that the first version would be for a MAC
> standalone.  I tried to convince a "voice" on the 800 number that most
> libraries could not afford to subscribe to a product that costly which
> could only be accessed from one station.  She said a networkable, DOS
> version was planned for "later."  Does anyone have more current info on
> this?  If you are going to ALA, please see what you can find out from the
> SIRS people.  Thanks
> Julie A. Walker                         District Media Center
> Director, Library & Media Services      13401 Pond Springs Rd.
> Round Rock ISD                          Austin, TX  78729
> jawalker@tenet.edu                      512-331-6697/512-331-1811 (FAX)

The product you are talking about is the Discoverer. It will be
out on MAc soon andWindows in the early fall. DOS will follow
next year. It is a wonderful product.
Linda SInger
Information Systems Specialist
Fairfax County(VA) Public Schools

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