What is ABLE?
ABLE is a hardware/software product that provides both the
bindery and the library with a means of communicating binding/rebinding
information more quickly and accurately.
ABLE/Library is a Binding Preparation System used by the
library and ABLE/Bindery is a Binding Automation System used
by the bindery. The systems may be utilized independently or as
a closely associated pair of systems. Independent operation means
that the library need not be associated with a bindery using ABLE/Bindery
and that the bindery with ABLE/Bindery need not be associated
with a library using ABLE/Library.
Application Functions: Title storage, recall and reporting by key.
Keys include: Text (alphabetical) Numeric, Call number, ISSN/ISBN
and Private I.D. (a field that can be sued to cross reference a
library's on-line system.) Group or "fuzzy" searches are
also possible, e.g. all titles beginning with the letters "AM."
Adding, changing or deleting titles from the data base.
ABLE eliminates costly:
Filing and storage of preprinted binding slips
Search for misfiled binding slips
Error-prone manual entry of variable information
Downtime and unreliable modem links to a binder's computer
ABLE provides dramatic reductions in the time for training,
supervising and processing of binding preparation