Term 3 1992
New Software and Communications
Curriculum Corporation has commenced the search to replace the current software system onto which the SCIS database is mounted. This software will include a number of new features including AUSTPAC access.
Schools considering investigating an AUSTPAC licence should wait until Curriculum Corporation chooses the new software as the new solution could include the Corporation taking out a license for all schools rather than asking schools to subscribe to individual licences. This solution would make access equitable for city and country schools.
Another point to keep in mind when purchasing a Modem is that speed of access to Databases is increasing all the time. Therefore look to purchasing a Modem with speeds up to 9600 Baud rate, as this would allow future downloading of records into an Automated software system from the SCIS database.