We use a little program from Professional Software called Serial Control
System.  It started out as a DOS program also but has been upgraded to work
on Windows 2000.
The last update I had says it costs $1,200.  It might be a little more than
that by now.  We really like it.  We went with this product because it
would handle our routing slips the way we wanted them to look.  It is easy
to maintain and the check-in process is simple.  The hardest part is
putting in the data on your journals to get the system started.  We have
been using it for almost 10 years.

Julie Blankenburg, Librarian
Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53705

At 10:39 AM 4/22/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi, I was wondering if some of you would be willing to share what serials
>control/management software you use.  We had DataTrek Manager and have used
>it for some years, but it will not run on our new, faster computers (being
>an old DOS program), but it sure was a nice program.  As with most Federal
>libraries, we have little budget to speak of, otherwise I would just buy
>GLAS (EOSI's new version of DataTrek).  I'm looking at a lot of systems
>including Surpass, TLC, Right-On Programs, etc., but I thought some of you
>might provide some valuable insight, especially for a solo library.  Thanks!
>Cathy Wright
>Technical Information Specialist
>Albany Research Center Library
>1450 Queen Ave. SW
>Albany, OR 97321-2152
>PH: 541-967-5864
>FX:  541-967-5936

Julie Blankenburg, Librarian
USDA Forest Service
Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI  53726-2398

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