Africa University, Mutare Zimbabwe was the venue of the LanTEEAL system launch on July 1, 2005. Twenty five librarians from Zimbabwe's ten universities attended the launch and tested the program. ITOCA, representing Cornell University's Mann Library, developers of the famous CD based TEEAL system announced the release of LANTEEAL at the meeting.
“ITOCA is pleased to announce the released of LanTEEAL the Local Area Network version of TEEAL. LanTEEAL allows multiple access to full-text journal articles by clients connected to a network via a local server. This new system is delivered on an external 300Gigabyte hard disk to the customer. The External hard disk which can be connected to the server via a standard USB port is available for only $3,500 for 1993 – 2003 journal collection, i.e. 11 years of international journal literature. Annual updates cost only $1,000. This is less than 3% of the commercial value of the journals contained in the system available only to developing countries courtesy of the international publishing community” Stated, Gracian Chimwaza, MD of ITOCA
“In addition, the unit cost of producing the TEEAL is gradually falling significantly as the number of user institution increases and therefore, we would like to pass on this benefit to you the user of the system in developing countries. We can now offer our customers up to 60% special discount on the price of the TEEAL CD-ROM version. TEEAL CD-version annual updates are now available at $700 each ($1,000 for 2004 and 2005) until stocks last. To avoid disappointment you can place your order now by e-mail, fax or post and we will reserve your set until your payment reaches us. Note that this offer is only valid until stocks last”.