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Press Release: SkyRiver [September 26, 2011]

SkyRiver sees gains in Academics

September 26, 2011. Interest in SkyRiver from academic libraries is strong. Several academic libraries, small and large, have chosen SkyRiver for their cataloging services since early summer. Recent additions to the SkyRiver customer base include Alma College (MI), Cameron University (OK), Rhode Island College (RI), San Francisco State University (CA), Utah State University (UT), as well as ARL member, the Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University (OH). This interest across a broad swath of the academic library community reflects the growing recognition that SkyRiver provides an excellent resource for cataloging metadata as well as significant savings.

Libraries are finding that implementing SkyRiver has been a step forward for their organizations. Carol Zeile, Library Director at Alma College, says "our library staff found the transition to be as smooth as SkyRiver promised. From my perspective, the positive experience of the staff counts for a lot and, of course, we also have saved money."

For Case Western Reserve University, although the cost savings that SkyRiver offered were compelling, the library had to ensure that that the move did not consume those savings by increasing the library's costs for original cataloging. Functionally, SkyRiver needed to demonstrate that it offered time-saving features such as providing seamless vendor data integration for shelf-ready materials. In addition, as CWRU Deputy Director Tim Robson notes, "SkyRiver's strong customer support and willingness to enhance its services based on the library's suggestions were significant factors in this successful implementation."


Summary: Interest in SkyRiver from academic libraries is strong. Several academic libraries, small and large, have chosen SkyRiver for their cataloging services since early summer. Recent additions to the SkyRiver customer base include Alma College (MI), Cameron University (OK), Rhode Island College (RI), San Francisco State University (CA), Utah State University (UT), as well as ARL member, the Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University (OH). This interest across a broad swath of the academic library community reflects the growing recognition that SkyRiver provides an excellent resource for cataloging metadata as well as significant savings.
Publication Year:2011
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:September 26, 2011
Publisher:SkyRiver
Company:
Company: SkyRiver
Products: SkyRiver
Libraries: Alma College
Cameron University
Rhode Island College
San Francisco State University
Utah State University
Case Western Reserve University
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/16076/skyriver-sees-gains-in-academics

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