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Press Release: Brodart, Inc. [November 25, 2000]

Sunlink pleased to be first user of Brodart's DartClix and cover image products

Sunlink, Florida's School Union Database product, has users crowing about its new, friendlier features like DartClix and cover images.

For more than ten years, Brodart Company has provided Florida with this custom made database enabling patrons to search not only their own library but the entire state. To maintain such a huge database in a clean, simple to use form, constant updating is needed. Twice a year, Brodart gathers the union's 2,000 individual databases and cleans them up, reorganizing them into a crisp single catalog.

Patron's have always been able to search this union database by form, such as book, CD, audiovisual, but now, through the convenience of DartClix, Florida patrons can look for recommended web sites hyperlinked to the library system for direct access.

Not only can Sunlink patrons search for web links, but now they also view a book's cover art, an ideal feature for children, and for researchers of all ages. Over 100,000 images have been matched to books in Sunlink's catalog.

So far Sunlink users have been overjoyed with the test results, premiering the test site at FAME 2000 where it was received with very positive reviews. “The ooohs and aaaahs and smiles and nods and nice comments would make anyone KNOW Sunlink's update was worth the work,” gushed Director Dr. Donna Baumbach. “This has got to be a fairly unique system—and maybe a unique way of working. It is definitely paying off big time here in Florida.”

Sunlink will receive an additional 500 + DartClix records in January 2001.


Summary: Sunlink, Florida''s School Union Database product, no includes friendlier the new DartClix and cover image features.For more than ten years, Brodart Company has provided Florida with this custom made database enabling patrons to search not only their own library but the entire state. Now Sunlink patrons search for web links, and also view a book''s cover art. Over 100,000 images have been matched to books in Sunlink''s catalog.
Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:November 25, 2000
Publisher:Brodart, Inc.
Place of Publication:McHenry, IL
Company:
Company: Brodart, Inc.
Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Subject: Product announcements
Online access:http://www.brodart.com/whatsnew/pressre.htm#sunlink
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/8548/

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