AUSTIN, TX, January 15, 1999 - Nichols Advanced Technologies announced today that they are giving $1,500 or $1,000 in books from Econo-Clad Books to any US school library that upgrades to the multi-user version of Athena from any other currently supported non-Nichols library automation system. The company also announced that they are giving any site that upgrades to Athena a $500 discount on the price of the software.
The offer is valid to any US school that upgrades and places their book order before June 26, 1999. Certain restrictions apply.
Nichols says that the free book offer is made possible by the cooperation of the Sagebrush Corporation companies. Earlier this year, Nichols announced that it had joined Sagebrush Corporation, which already owned Econo-Clad Books. At that time, Nichols said it would work together with Econo-Clad to do more for libraries. The free book offer is the first joint venture between the companies.
"When we were acquired by Sagebrush Corporation, we knew that the combined group of companies was special," said D. Bruce Butler, President of Nichols. "This partnership allows us to make an extraordinary offer to libraries and to help them improve their resources dramatically."
Athena is the best-selling library automation system for Windows and is rated #1 by the American Library Association's Library Technology Reports (L.T.R.). The L.T.R. report rated 36 library automation systems in twelve categories and awarded Athena the highest ratings in 10 of the 12 categories considered and the highest ratings overall. Athena provides circulation, searching, cataloging, Internet solution options, cross-platform capabilities (Windows, Macintosh, and DOS), and related functions for large and small public, academic, corporate, and school libraries and school districts.
Austin, Texas-based Nichols Advanced Technologies, which has additional offices in Edmonton, Alberta and La Crosse, Wisconsin, provides powerful, easy-to-use library solutions for all major microcomputer systems. Founded in 1983, Nichols delivers library automation systems, retrospective conversion services, barcode readers, and automation supplies.
Sagebrush Corporation, based in Burnsville, Minnesota, with additional offices in Topeka, Kansas, is a leader in providing literature-based educational materials and bibliographic information to libraries and schools. Through its more than 350 employees and representatives, it markets and distributes its products throughout North America and the world.