McHENRY, IL - April 12, 2000 - Information Highways, the Canadian magazine about e-content, announced Follett Software Company's 856Express subscription service as a winner in its 1999 Canadian Online Product Awards competition. 856Express was honored with an Award of Merit for innovation and vision.
Instant, Easy Access to Thousands of K-12 Web Sites
856Express enables library patrons to access thousands of high quality, up-to-date web sites associated with popular K-12 subjects from a library's OPAC. They simply perform a search and then click on an 856Express link in the OPAC to access related web sites. Inappropriate surfing is minimized because 856Express promotes "directed" Internet searching. The service also saves librarians time because they don't need to research web sites on their own—the service includes links for the most frequently searched subject headings. There's no need to worry about obsolete web addresses because Follett Software continually updates all 856Express links. The company also regularly expands the number of 856Express links through a partnership with Webivore Knowledge Systems.
"Follett Software Company is honored to be recognized for our 856Express service," commented Tom Schenck, president of Follett Software Company. "856Express is unique in that it helps libraries take advantage of Internet technology in a practical way, expanding their information resources with quality content without requiring any additional work."
The Canadian Online Product Awards competition is an annual contest designed to recognize and honor online information products that benefit Canadian organizations and consumers. The competition is open to publishers who develop or market products to Canadian consumers, professionals or institutions. Product formats include online databases, World Wide Web sites, CD-ROMs and integration tools. A panel of experts in the use of online information selects the winners.
Follett Software will be featured in the April-May 2000 issue of Information Highways. The company was honored at an awards banquet at the Information Highways Conference and Product Exhibition in Toronto on March 27.
About Follett Software Company
Since 1985, Follett Software Company has provided school, public and special libraries with leading-edge library automation, Internet and curriculum resource software and services. Its Circulation Plus software, with more than 30,000 installations worldwide, is the number one selling library automation system in the K-12 marketplace. The company also has the largest base of installed Windows customers, with 15,000 users. Follett Software Company is a division of Follett Corporation, and is headquartered in McHenry, IL. In 1999, the company was ranked among the top ten largest software companies in Chicago. For additional information, call (800) 323-3397 or go to www.fsc.follett.com.