Field-test version of Dewey for Windows to be demonstrated at ALA Midwinter

DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 10, 1995--The field-test version of Dewey for Windows will be demonstrated in January at the OCLC Forest Press booth, number 583, at ALA Midwinter in San Antonio, Texas. This CD-ROM product was developed by OCLC's Office of Research and is scheduled for release in mid-1996, following completion of the field test, which will begin in February.

"Dewey for Windows offers state-of-the-art features that Dewey users have requested," said Peter J. Paulson, executive director of OCLC Forest Press. "Dewey for Windows is LAN-compatible and provides many new ways for DDC users to search and display the Dewey Decimal Classification."

Dewey for Windows takes the features and benefits of the DOS version of Electronic Dewey (released in 1993) and enhances and extends them into the Microsoft Windows environment. Text from the DDC schedules, tables, index and manual may be displayed simultaneously on a single screen. Users may add their own electronic notes to the schedules, following the common practice of annotating the print edition to reflect local cataloging practices.