First Published in 1993 A Directory of Library and Information Software for Microcomputers has been published in four highly successful editions. The growth of interest in and proliferation of software packages in Europe has caused this new edition of the Dictionary to concentrate on the software that is both actively marketed in Europe and that has good back up support. The coverage is restricted to microcomputer software that is running under MS DOS/PC DOS, OS/2, UNIX, PICK and APPLE MACINTOSH operating systems. All software suitable for use in library and information work will be included, but not industry-standard word processing spreadsheets, accounts or other office administration systems. Coverage of Europe includes the 12 EC countries together in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Switzerland and Austria. More than 278 packages are listed originating from 299 suppliers. The European Directory is arranged in a straight alphabetical sequence by software name, indexed by country, by operating system and by supplier.
1. Background 2. Method 3. Scope 4. How to use this Dictionary 5. Content of Software Entries 6. Acknowledgments.