MINNEAPOLIS, MN - October 1, 2002 - Sagebrush Corporation and Information Transform, Inc. - ITI (MITINET/marc Software) today announced a partnership to cooperatively market and provide "The Complete MARC Suite" to K-12 school libraries. This new offering combines both companies' products and services to assist librarians in enhancing and maintaining library collection data.
The Complete MARC Suite integrates Sagebrush's AchieveMARCTM Accelerated Reader and Reading Counts! TM enhancement service with ITI's MARC MechanicTM custom data cleanup services and award-winning MARC Magician software. This offering provides libraries with the most complete solution available for cleaning up collection records, enhancing records with additional data and maintaining quality data on an ongoing basis.
"It's imperative that libraries have quality, consistent data in order to maximize access to their vast resources by students and educators," said Jim Zicarelli, President of Sagebrush Corporation. "Through The Complete MARC Suite, Sagebrush and ITI are providing libraries with more powerful tools that will help them create more effective students."
"The quality of a library's MARC database can be directly correlated with its efficiency (its administration and management of the collection) and effectiveness (its circulation and educational value). By partnering together, ITI and Sagebrush are providing practical solutions that have immediate and positive impact for libraries," said Hank Epstein, President of Information Transform, Inc.
The Complete MARC Suite is available beginning October 2002 from both Sagebrush Corporation and from ITI.
About Sagebrush Corporation
Sagebrush Corporation is a fast-growing leader in serving K-12 library media specialists in their efforts to provide access to information, stimulate interest in reading, improve performance, and manage information across the education process. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sagebrush features Accent, Athena, and Winnebago Spectrum library automation systems, Econo-Clad Books, and Sagebrush professional and data services. Econo-Clad Books has distributed pre-bound and publisher's original books since 1948. Visit the Sagebrush Corporation web site at www.sagebrushcorp.com.
About Information Transform Inc. (MITINET/marc Software)
Information Transform, Inc. has been a leading MARC data technology company providing practical MARC solutions to the library industry for over 15 years. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Information Transform, Inc. features the MARC Magician editing and cataloging application, MARC Mechanic custom data cleanup services and professional consulting services. Visit Information Transform, Inc.'s web site at www.mitinet.com.