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New MARC Junction subscription service provides Web site records in MARC format for direct import into Surpass and other automation systems

Press Release: [September 3, 2002]

Copyright (c) 2002 Surpass Software

Abstract: An extensive collection of Web sites in MARC format is now available with a yearly subscription to MARC Junction. MARC Junction provides subscribers with thousands of curriculum-based, professionally cataloged Web sites in MARC format that you can import directly into any automation system.


An extensive collection of Web sites in MARC format is now available with a yearly subscription to MARC Junction. MARC Junction provides subscribers with thousands of curriculum-based, professionally cataloged Web sites in MARC format that you can import directly into any automation system.

MARC Junction expands your media collection to include the latest information from the most reliable sources beyond your library walls. MARC junction provides:

  • Web sites reviewed by librarians, teachers, and subject area specialists
  • Summaries of each Web site
  • Monthly updates to ensure only active Web sites with current information are cataloged

With MARC Junction, search results show relevant Web sites in addition to matching materials in your collection. MARC Junction records include a complete, yet concise, summary of each site. Records are searchable by general subject keyword, author, title, grade level or curriculum area.

MARC Junction uses the highly acclaimed WEB FEET database of Web sites and groups them into three collections based on age appropriateness targeted to the age group at your school. There are over 5,000 K-12 Web sites currently catalogued and annotated. Individual collections available are:

  • Elementary Web site collection
  • Middle school Web site collection
  • High school Web site collection

Subjects range from broad curriculum-based subject areas such as history, science, and literature, to specific ones such as biotechnology, Picasso, and rainforests. Personal interest areas such as sports and hobbies are also included.

Media specialists find MARC Junction records easy to incorporate into their collection. MARC Junction:

  • Includes LC subject heading and LC and Dewey call numbers
  • Provides authority control processing against LC name and subject files
  • Integrates fully into the library catalog with full descriptions of each site

A research and editorial team finds and reviews each site and, because the Web is dynamic, reviews all sites regularly. Annual subscription rates run from $375 for individual collections to $595 for all three collections. Monthly updates contain new listings as well as changes and deletions for others.

Order MARC Junction at SurpassSoftware.com/marcjunction.htm or call 877-625-2657.

Surpass library automation products are affordable, full-featured programs used by customers with varying needs. Surpass is found in many types of libraries, including those in public and private schools, parochial institutions, corporate resource centers, and church media centers. A special bundle is available for libraries with collections of fewer than 5,000 items. Free 60-day trial versions are available at SurpassSoftware.com or by calling toll-free (877) 625-2657

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Publication Year:2002
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:September 3, 2002
Publisher:Surpass Software
Place of Publication:Calhoun, GA
Company: Surpass Software
Subject: Product announcements
Online access:http://surpasssoftware.com/pressreleases/marcjunction.htm
Record Number:9957
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00