We have been pleased with Surpass, both the software and the tech support. 
However, there are less expensive programs which may be just as useful. 

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> On Jul 13, 2017, at 10:14 PM, Chava Pinchuck <kpinch...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Netta,
> 
> Many of our colleagues are very happy with OPALS. It is relatively 
> inexpensive, the company itself is very nice and offers a lot of support, and 
> many AJL people are more than happy to help, too.
> 
> http://help.opalsinfo.net/
> 
> ResourceMate is also an option because it meets your criteria of user 
> friendly, lots of searchable fields and custom reporting. It also has a Web 
> OPAC feature: 
> https://www.resourcemate.com/products/list.aspx?section=web_search. 
> 
> Both systems can handle Hebrew and English.
> 
> Hatzlacha!
> 
> Shabbat Shalom,
> Chava Pinchuck
> Co-Editor, Children's and YA Book Reviews
> Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter
> 
> On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 8:18 AM, Netta Phillet <phil...@shaw.ca> wrote:
>>>>> Hello all from a synagogue library in Edmonton, Canada. We need new 
>>>>> software NOW (we have a grant) for our holdings of approx. 4000 titles, 
>>>>> and growing. We are leaving a 20 year old MS-DOS system and quite 
>>>>> ignorant. It should be internet- based, searchable from off site, have 
>>>>> potential to handle collections in several locations, be user friendly, 
>>>>> easy to install and set up; have adequate fields that are searchable. 
>>>>> Handle circulation functions; basic cataloging, and produce standard 
>>>>> reports. Hopefully will work with a scanner. Also database and records 
>>>>> are kept in Canada and not in the States. And want an onsite maintenance 
>>>>> /tech person that could help when needed to troubleshoot. Thanks and 
>>>>> shalom, Netta Phillet
>>>>> 
>> 
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