Minneapolis, MN – May 25, 2005 – Sagebrush Corporation today announced an upgrade to their integrated research tool, Sagebrush Pinpoint. Pinpoint helps students access and use the best resources for learning by gathering, evaluating, ranking, and reporting the most relevant results (as defined by the district) from multiple sources simultaneously. These sources include libraries, subscription databases, and the World Wide Web. With the release of v1.5, Pinpoint enables users to focus their searches on a specific language (English, French or Spanish), a specific media type (such as a book or picture), or a specific subject area (such as history or geography).
“Pinpoint is designed to provide students and teachers with easier and more improved access to their district's learning resources,” said Jim Zicarelli, Sagebrush CEO. “Pinpoint v1.5 continues and improves upon that mission. With enhanced, more focused searches, students will be able to find more relevant results thus ensuring they are getting to the best resources for learning.”
Pinpoint v1.5 also contains a built-in proxy capability helping users log in to Pinpoint anytime, anywhere and access all of a district's licensed content without requiring a separate login. In addition, expanded priority levels allow districts to apply more weight to those resources believed to have higher educational value. Pinpoint then prioritizes the search results by giving precedence to those sources defined as having more weight. The Pinpoint upgrade also provides enhanced patron online help with the inclusion of animated Flash learning modules. With the aid of integrated video and voiceovers, users can be assisted with tasks like working with bibliographies or advanced searching.
Additional information on Pinpoint is available by visiting www.sagebrushcorp.com or calling 800-533-5430.
About Sagebrush Corporation
Sagebrush Corporation is a fast-growing leader serving K-12 schools in their efforts to improve performance by providing students access to relevant information, stimulate interest in reading and manage information across the education process. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sagebrush features the award-winning Sagebrush Accent, Sagebrush Athena, and Sagebrush Spectrum library automation systems, the smart research tool Sagebrush Pinpoint and Sagebrush Analytics for informed, data-driven decision-making. Sagebrush Education Resources provides an ever-increasing title selection, instant online collection analysis, and time-saving tools through the online bookstore, www.sagebrushbooks.com. Sagebrush also features top-rated customer support, a wide range of training options and complete data enhancement services. Visit www.sagebrushcorp.com or call 1-800-533-5430.