HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 26, 2008 – SirsiDynix, the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries and provider of the SchoolRooms K-12 learning portal, today announced a partnership with Academic Benchmarks, the leading provider of K-12 standards, alignment tools and integration services for education service providers, curriculum publishers, software developers and educators. Through this partnership with Academic Benchmarks, SchoolRooms content developers will gain enhanced capabilities for aligning SchoolRooms’ current and future content with U.S. K-12 curriculum standards. SchoolRooms content for the 2008-2009 school year, which will be delivered beginning in fall 2008, will benefit from the Academic Benchmarks curriculum alignment.
SchoolRooms is a state-of-the-art Web site designed to help students explore, discover and learn, and it also features resources for parents and teachers. SchoolRooms integrates thousands of pages of multimedia content, Web links, other resources and powerful search capabilities – all organized around the K-12 curriculum. In subject-oriented "virtual rooms" of hand-selected content, SchoolRooms visitors find the relevant resources and knowledge that meet their needs, whether for writing a research paper, understanding new concepts or delving deeper into an area of special interest. The SchoolRooms parent guide is a tool parents can use to help their children learn outside the classroom.
"The very heart of the SchoolRooms K-12 portal is its focus on connecting students with high-quality educational content placed in the context of the curriculum students are studying," said Gary Rautenstrauch, SirsiDynix chief executive officer. "This partnership with Academic Benchmarks further strengthens that curriculum connection, giving school districts and libraries even more reason to consider SchoolRooms a valuable, reliable tool for the classroom and home learning environments."
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SirsiDynix is the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries – vital institutions whose primary mission is to make sense of the vast world of information for people and communities. This is an exciting role as libraries assist people in discovering and using knowledge, resources and other valuable content for their educations, jobs and entertainment. In concert with key industry partners, SirsiDynix supports this strategic role for libraries by offering a comprehensive integrated suite of technology solutions for improving the internal productivity of libraries and enhancing their capabilities for meeting the needs of people and communities. SirsiDynix has approximately 4,000 library and consortia clients, serving more than 300 million people through more than 20,000 library outlets in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit www.sirsidynix.com.