Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

Press Release: COMPanion Corporation [June 25, 2003]

netTrekker, the trusted search engine for schools, announces new partnership with COMPanion Corporation

Cincinnati based netTrekker, the trusted search engine for schools, announces a new strategic partnership with COMPanion Corporation of Salt Lake City, combining netTrekkerıs award-winning academic search engine with AlexWeb, the online component of COMPanionıs library automation software, Alexandria. AlexWeb allows librarians and patrons the convenience of accessing a library automation system and its information online. netTrekker now adds a "search" component to this system by providing access to over 180,000 educator-selected online resources that enhance the K-12 curricula. Using netTrekker, school librarians and students can quickly and easily find relevant, reliable information every time they search the Internet. The strategic partnership allows full access to netTrekker as an optional value-added service to COMPanion's AlexWeb.

"This new partnership is an excellent fit for our two companies, because our online products combine to serve the education community effectively," said Randy Wilhelm, CEO and President of Thinkronize, developers of netTrekker. Jason Hoopes, Executive Vice-President, COMPanion Corporation adds, "netTrekkerıs State Standards aligned content and thousands of high quality educational web sites make this partnership an exciting venture for us. netTrekker has a lot to offer our customers."

About netTrekker

netTrekker is an academic search engine specifically designed for school use. Unlike ordinary search engines, netTrekker saves educators and students time by providing access to only educator-selected, academically relevant online resources, organized around the K-12 curricula. These online resources, including more than 18,000 lesson plans and learning exercises, align with each stateıs individual academic standards and can be used in the classroom to enhance the curricula.

netTrekker also includes a unique suite of additional features - a dynamic timeline, expanded famous person search, alignment to all state standards and benchmarks and current events, making it a true instructional and learning resource.

Houston ISD, DeKalb County School Systems, Cobb County School District and Paradise Valley Unified School District are among the many districts nationwide that have recently adopted netTrekker for their teachers and students. Find netTrekker online at

About Alexandria

Alexandria‹best known for its power and ease of use‹is a fully-integrated library automation solution including: OPAC, Circulation, Cataloging, Web, Subscription Management, Orders, Budgets, Patron Management, Word Processing, E-Mail Notices, 400+ Detailed and Customizable Reports, Holds & Reservations over the Web, Built-In Server & Web Server and much more!. Alexandria offers the best cross platform library automation solution for Macintosh and Windows.

About Thinkronize

Thinkronize, the developer of netTrekker, is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and was founded by Robert Reinders. Find Thinkronize on the web at .

About COMPanion

COMPanion Corporation, headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, is the developer of Alexandria Library Automation. COMPanionıs suite of 100% cross-platform products include Alexandria; Textbook Tracker, a textbook management tool for schools; eLunchroom, a point-of-sale K-12 cafeteria management tool; and SmartMARC, and efficient MARC cataloging tool. For over 15 years, COMPanion has established itself as a leader in the K-12 education market. Find COMPanion on the web at .

Summary: netTrekker, a search engine for schools, announces a new strategic partnership with COMPanion Corporation, combining netTrekkerıs academic search engine with AlexWeb, the online component of COMPanionıs library automation software, Alexandria.
Publication Year:2003
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:June 25, 2003
Publisher:COMPanion Corporation
Place of Publication:Salt Lake City, UT
Company: COMPanion Corporation
Products: Alexandria
Subject: Business partnerships

DocumentID: 10471 views: 115 Created: 0000-00-00 00:00:00 Last Modified: 2023-01-29 06:38:33.