Minneapolis, MN – May 26, 2005 – Sagebrush Corporation, a leading provider of technologies and information resources for K-12 districts and schools, announced that Sagebrush Spectrum 5.3, the latest release to their award-winning library automation system, is in compliance with the upcoming 13-digit ISBN codes. Libraries using older versions of Spectrum must update to version 5.3 in order for their system to accurately read and manage 13-digit ISBNs. Users can download version 5.3 from the Sagebrush web site by visiting www.sagebrushcorp.com/support/download.cfm.
“With the release of Spectrum 5.3, all of our library automation products, including Sagebrush Athena and Sagebrush Accent, are compatible with 13-digit ISBNs,” said Mary Campenot, Sagebrush Spectrum Product Manager. “This release also represents our continued commitment to keep Spectrum current with the latest features and functionality to handle the changing needs of today's librarians.”
Effective January 1, 2007 the ISBN, or International Standard Book Number, will switch from a 10-digit number to a 13-digit number in order to expand the numbering capacity of the ISBN system. For more information about the switch to the 13-digit ISBN, visit www.isbn.org/toolkit.html or www.niso.org/standards/resources/ISBN.html.
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.