IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-273
September 25, 2001

IBM BookManager BookServer for Windows V2.3, IBM BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux V2.3, and IBM BookManager Build for Windows V2.3 Increases Ease of Use

 ENUS201-273.PDF (119KB)


At a Glance

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The new release of the BookManager BookServer products for Windows, AIX, and Linux offers the following improvements:

  • The ability to link books and related Adobe PDF files with complete downloading of either format
  • Client-side frames/no-frames selectability
  • Catalog support
  • Native HTML table support
  • Stores up to 10 times more content on the same disk space

The new release of the BookManager Build for Windows product, offers:

  • Incorporation of "native" Web graphics for faster display
  • New and improved user interface
  • Improved reliability
  • Updated language dictionaries

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

Take advantage of the improved capabilities available with the new upgrades to the BookManager® BookServer products for the Windows®, AIX®, and Linux platforms, and to the BookManager Build for Windows product.

Version 2.3 makes it easier than ever to build and serve an entire library of BookManager books across your enterprise, or across the Web. Books can be built from the most popular word processor formats, and can be read using a Web browser on your client platform.

The BookManager products offer:

  • Support for building books from Microsoft™ Word, WordPerfect, AmiPro, WordPro, and FrameMaker documents, and a variety of graphic file formats
  • Automatic creation of tables of contents, lists of images and tables, and copyright and security notices
  • Support for reading the same portable books on a variety of platforms, including mainframes, PCs, and the Web
  • Powerful linguistic-based searches across an entire library of books
  • Support for creating bookmarks and margin notes for each book

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Software Requirements section.

Planned Availability Dates

  • September 28, 2001 — BookManager BookServer for Windows, V2.3
  • September 28, 2001 — BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux, V2.3
  • November 15, 2001 — BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3

Description

BookManager BookServer products for Windows, AIX, and Linux Version 2.3 (V2.3) provides increased capability over that of the previous release.

BookManager is a family of products that provide online managing, reading, and searching capability to your company's information. BookManager's book metaphor provides an easy to understand and intuitive model for readers who may not be familiar with online viewing tools. The information is stored in a virtual library, composed of books, bookshelves, bookcases, and collections. The books can be read with readers on workstations, mainframe systems, or the Web.

With this new release of the BookServer products, you can now manage both your BookManager online books (built with one of a variety of BookManager Build products), as well as your Adobe PDF file books in the same library. You will no longer need to have two different libraries to store your information and two different tools to view them. Plus, you get the benefits of the BookManager linguistic-based searching across your entire library — even the PDF files.

The BookManager BookServer products can serve your electronic books to HTML browsers, on either external or internal corporate networks. Compared to the use of standard HTML and GIF files in other Web libraries, all BookManager BookServers offer the advantage of BookManager's patented fuzzy, Boolean, and morphological full-text searching across entire documents, bookshelves, and bookcases (not just the currently loaded HTML file). In addition, BookManager's highly compressed file offers the capability of storing much more content (up to 10 times more) in the same amount of disk space.

The BookManager Build for Windows product is used to convert your documents from the following popular word processors into BookManager electronic books.

  • Microsoft Word for DOS V5.0, V5.5, and V6.0
  • Microsoft Word for Windows V2.0, V6.0, V7.0, and V8.0
  • WordPerfect DOS V5.0, V5.1, and V6.0
  • WordPerfect OS/2® V5.2
  • WordPerfect Windows V5.1, V5.2, V6.0, V6.1, and V7.0
  • AmiPro V3.0 and V3.1
  • FrameMaker for Windows V4, V5, V5.5.6, and V6.0 (MIF format only)

This version of BookManager Build for Windows contains:

  • Improved graphic support, by storing graphics formatted for the Internet (.jpg and .gif files) directly in the books without conversion, so that they are displayed unaltered
  • Updated language dictionaries

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

For Software Offerings:

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Screen readers and screen magnifiers tested for use by people with visual impairment
  • Optional display of audio alerts for people with hearing impairment

Euro Currency

These programs are not impacted by euro currency.

Trademarks

 
BookManager, AIX, and OS/2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering Information

Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

BookManager® BookServer for Windows®, V2.3: The following publications are shipped with this program on the product CD-ROM.

                                                          Order
Publication                                               Number
 
IBM BookManager BookServer for Windows                    GC34-4804
 License Information
 
IBM BookManager BookServer for Windows                    NA
 User Guide

NA = Not Applicable

BookManager BookServer for AIX® and Linux, V2.3: The following publications are shipped with this program on the product CD-ROM.

                                                          Order
Publication                                               Number
 
BookManager BookServer for AIX and                        GC34-4805
 Linux V2.3 -- License Information
 
BookManager BookServer for AIX and                        GC34-3152
 Linux V2.3 -- Getting Started

BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3: The following publications are shipped with this program on the product CD-ROM.

                                                          Order
Publication                                               Number
 
IBM BookManager Build for Windows                         GC34-4788
 License Information
 
IBM BookManager Build for Windows                         SC34-3098
 Getting Started
 
IBM BookManager Build for Windows                         SC34-3099
 Building Softcopy Books

Displayable Softcopy Publications

The following manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form:

  • BookManager BookServer for Windows, V2.3
    • IBM BookManager BookServer for Windows License Information
    • IBM BookManager BookServer for Windows User Guide
  • BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux, V2.3
    • BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux V2.3 — License Information
    • BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux V2.3 — Getting Started
  • BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3
    • IBM BookManager Build for Windows License Information
    • IBM BookManager Build for Windows Getting Started
    • IBM BookManager Build for Windows Building Softcopy Books

The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material on each product CD-ROM.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

For BookManager BookServer for Windows, V2.3:

An Intel Pentium® processor (including pointing device and display) capable of running the required software.

  • 64 MB of RAM
  • 20 MB of hard-disk drive storage
  • One CD-ROM device
  • Additional hard-disk drive storage for the storage of library files

Note: The Windows NT® and Windows 2000 operating systems may impose memory, disk and/or CD-ROM requirements in addition to those for this product.

For BookManager BookServer for AIX, V2.3:

  • An RS/6000® or Power Series® Family computer capable of running AIX V4.3.2, or later
  • Approximately 25 MB free disk space, for BookServer installation and runtime cached files
  • Any communication hardware adapter supported by the TCP/IP protocol stack to make network connections
  • A CD-ROM drive, for BookServer installation

For BookManager BookServer for Linux, V2.3:

  • An Intel processor-based computer capable of running Red Hat Linux V6.2, or later
  • Approximately 25 MB free disk space, for BookServer installation and runtime cached files
  • Any communication hardware adapter supported by the TCP/IP protocol stack to make network connections
  • A CD-ROM drive, for BookServer installation

For BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3:

  • Any system unit (including a pointing device and a monitor) capable of running the operating system
  • A CD-ROM device
  • 32 MB of RAM
  • 5 MB of hard-disk drive storage, in addition to that required by the operating system
  • A temporary file space 5 times the size of the word processor file you are currently building

For BookManager Index Utility for Windows, V2.2:

  • Any system unit (including a pointing device and a monitor) capable of running the operating system
  • A CD-ROM device
  • 64 MB of RAM
  • 40 MB of hard-disk drive storage, in addition to the storage required the operating system

Software Requirements

For BookManager BookServer for Windows, V2.3

  • MS Windows 2000 or Windows NT Server V4.0, or later
  • One of the following HTTP servers:
    • Lotus® Domino™ Server 4.5
    • Lotus GO Server
    • HTTP Server
    • Apache Server
    • Microsoft™ Internet Information Server
  • Any Web browser that conforms to the HTML 4.0 standard
  • The NTFS file system
  • TCP/IP communications software

For BookManager BookServer for AIX, V2.3:

  • AIX Base Operating System, V4.3.2, or later
  • Any AIX-based HTTP server that conforms minimally to the HTML 4.0 standard and CGI specification 1.1, and that works on the installed version of the AIX Base Operating System
  • Version 4, or later, of the Netscape or Microsoft Web Browser, or equivalent (minimum of Version 4 required for viewing frames-based book pages)

For BookManager BookServer for Linux, V2.3:

  • Red Hat Linux Operating System, V6.2, or later
  • Any Linux-based HTTP server that conforms minimally to the HTML 4.0 standard and CGI specification 1.1, and that works on the installed version of the Linux Operating System
  • Version 4, or later, of the Netscape or Microsoft Web Browser, or equivalent (minimum of Version 4 required for viewing frames-based book pages)
For BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3
  • Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows ME with the latest service applied
  • A BookManager reader tool to view and verify books created
  • A supported word processor

For BookManager Index Utility for Windows V2.2:

  • Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows ME with the latest service applied
  • A BookManager reader tool to view and verify bookshelves created

Planning Information

Packaging

BookManager BookServer for Windows, V2.3: The customer ordering the program package will receive the following:

  • International Program License Agreement (IPLA) booklet
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • IPLA Pointer Sheet
  • CD-ROM with the following:
    • BookManager BookServer for Windows, V2.3 — all languages
    • Softcopy publications for above products

BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux, V2.3: The customer ordering the program package will receive the following:

  • License Information (LI) booklet
  • IPLA Pointer Sheet
  • PoE
  • Year 2000 booklet
  • CD-ROM with the following:
    • BookManager BookServer for AIX, V2.3 — all languages
    • BookManager BookServer for Linux, V2.3 — all languages
    • Softcopy publications for above products

The license information and the IPLA booklet are provided on the CD-ROM and will be displayed as part of the installation process.

BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3: The customer ordering the program package will receive the following:

  • LI booklet
  • IPLA Pointer Sheet
  • PoE
  • Year 2000 booklet
  • CD-ROM with the following:
    • BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3 — U.S. English only
    • BookManager Index Utility for Windows, V2.2 — U.S. English only
    • 19 Language Dictionaries
    • Softcopy publications for above products

This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and LI, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Security, Auditability, and Control

There are no security or auditability features in:

  • BookManager BookServer for Windows, V2.3
  • BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux, V2.3
  • BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

BookManager BookServer for Windows, V2.3 is a server product with one charge unit: the server install. It is available as a new program package (unit of one).

BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux, V2.3 is a server product with one charge unit: the server install. It is available as a new program package (unit of one).

BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3 is a client product with one charge unit: the user install. It is available as a new program package (unit of one).

                                                          Part
Program Name                                              Number
 
BookManager BookServer for Windows, V2.3                  29P4526
 
BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux,                 29P4537
 V2.3
 
BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3                       29P4532
 
BookManager BookServer for Windows,                       29P4527
 V2.3 Electronic Delivery
 
BookManager BookServer for AIX and                        29P4538
 Linux, V2.3 Electronic Delivery
 
BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3                       29P4533
 Electronic Delivery

Passport Advantage

BookManager BookServer for Windows, V2.3

                                                          Part
Program Name                                              Number
 
BookManager BookServer V2.3 for                           BF006ML
 Windows Media Pack Multilingual
 
Contract Option
 
BookManager Server for Windows LIC/SW                     D5D63LL
 MAINT 1 ANNIV
BookManager Server for Windows LIC/SW                     D5D64LL
 MAINT 2 ANNIV
BookManager Server for Windows SW                         E1D65LL
 MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV
BookManager Server for Windows SW                         D5D66LL
 MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV

BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux, V2.3

                                                          Part
Program Name                                              Number
 
BookManager BookServer V2.3 for AIX                       BF008ML
 and Linux Media Pack Multilingual
 
Contract Option
 
BookManager Server for Windows LIC/SW                     D5BR2LL
 MAINT 1 ANNIV
BookManager Server for Windows LIC/SW                     D5BR3LL
 MAINT 2 ANNIV
BookManager Server for Windows SW MAINT                   E1BR4LL
 RNWL 1 ANNIV
BookManager Server for Windows SW MAINT                   D5BR5LL
 AFT LIC 1 ANNIV

BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3

                                                          Part
Program Name                                              Number
 
BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3 Media                 BF007NA
 Pack, English Only
 
Contract Option
 
BookManager Build Install LIC/SW MAINT                    D5D5VLL
 1 ANNIV
BookManager Build Install LIC/SW MAINT                    D5D5WLL
 2 ANNIV
BookManager Build Install SW MAINT                        E1D5XLL
 RNWL 1 ANNIV
BookManager Build Install SW MAINT AFT                    D5D5YLL
 LIC 1 ANNIV

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

License Information Form Number

  • GC34-4804-00 — BookManager BookServer for Windows, V2.3
  • GC34-4805-01 — BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux, V2.3
  • GC34-4788-01 — BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until September 30, 2003

Money-Back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: Yes

Usage Restriction: Yes

  • BookManager BookServer for Windows, V2.3
  • BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux, V2.3
  • BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3

Each product is available in a variety of language translations on a single CD-ROM. A single license entitles the user to install the product in only one of the languages. Multiple languages may be installed by purchasing additional licenses.

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

AS/400® Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Not applicable

Academic Certified Products

Offered to:          Students, faculty, staff of qualifying
                      higher-education institutions
Available through:   IBM Academic Certified Remarketers,
                      Participating college bookstores

Product List

                                                          Part
Description                                               Number
 
BookManager BookServer for Windows,                       29P4531
 V2.3 -- Academic Edition
 
BookManager BookServer for AIX and                        29P4539
 Linux, V2.3 -- Academic Edition
 
BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3                       29P4534
 -- Academic Edition

Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                                                Part
Program Name                                    Number      OTC
 
BookManager BookServer for Windows, V2.3        29P4526     $ 4,995
 
BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux,       29P4537      10,000
 V2.3
 
BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3             29P4532         289

OTC = One-Time Charge

Electronic Delivery

                                                Part
Program Name                                    Number      OTC
 
BookManager BookServer for Windows, V2.3        29P4527     $4,895
 
BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux,       29P4538      8,900
 V3.4
 
BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3             29P4533        260
 
Academic Certified Products
 
BookManager BookServer for Windows,             29P4531      2,498
 V2.3 -- Academic Edition
 
BookManager BookServer for AIX and Linux,       29P4539      5,000
 V2.3 -- Academic Edition
 
BookManager Build for Windows, V2.3             29P4534        145
 -- Academic Edition

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized IBM Lotus Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage Web site:

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

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You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
BookManager, AIX, Power Series, RS/6000, and AS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.