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Sagebrush Corporation announces new Athena and Winnebago Spectrum packages

Press Release: Sagebrush Technologies [March 2, 2001]

Copyright (c) 2001 Sagebrush Technologies

Abstract: Sagebrush Corporation, a solutions provider for the library and education markets, announced new pricing packages for its Athena and Winnebago Spectrum library management systems.


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – March 2, 2001 – Sagebrush Corporation, a solutions provider for the library and education markets, announced new pricing packages for its Athena and Winnebago Spectrum library management systems.

According to Karen Henrickson, Sagebrush Vice President of Technology Products, "The new pricing and packages more clearly differentiate the two programs' benefits for users. Media centers that need an all-in one solution, for example, will find the new Spectrum Suite ideal, while media centers that need a fully featured system that can grow easily and flexibly will find Athena appropriate."

About The Winnebago Spectrum Suite

The Winnebago Spectrum Suite is the all-in-one automation solution, integrating multiple library management and access tools libraries need in one powerful, flexible solution. This total-library solution provides media centers with a family of flexible, powerful, multi-functional Spectrum tools.

The Winnebago Spectrum Suite includes:

  • Winnebago Spectrum 5.0, the award-winning cross-platform, client/ server solution for Windows and Macintosh compatibility. Spectrum's intuitive interface lets all students search the collection with little or no training, while allowing staff to easily manage and generate convenient HTML reports for all material, student, and circulation data.
  • Visual Search for searches that are quick, easy, and fun, with colorful graphic buttons—perfect for young patrons becoming familiar with the library.
  • Spectrum Z39.50 Client, enabling staff to search hundreds of libraries' MARC records simultaneously for the records and bibliographic information needed.
  • Unlimited licensing, enabling libraries to install Spectrum on an unlimited number of computers in the school or library at no additional cost—saving financial resources for other expenses.
  • Advance booking, ensuring that materials, equipment, and even rooms are available exactly when they're needed. Staff (and students, if allowed) can easily book (reserve) materials for a future date or range of dates.

  • Spectrum MARConnect (for Windows), which makes it easy to catalog web sites and other electronic resources into the collection with a few easy steps.
  • Spectrum WebConnect, which makes it easy to put electronic resources at students' fingertips by making any image, document, or web site a searchable part of the collection.
  • Technical support—new Spectrum Suite customers receive one full year of Sagebrush technical support with their Winnebago Spectrum Suite purchase.

Plus, optional add-ons make it easy to put the library collection on the Internet:

  • Spectrum Web Catalog provides access to the collection from home—students can easily search via the Internet for materials cataloged in the Spectrum collection.
  • Spectrum Z39.50 Server enables sharing media center resources via the Internet with Z39.50 searchers everywhere, regardless of which automation system they're using to search.
  • The Winnebago Spectrum Suite is designed to provide media centers with all the library management tools they'll need, with the flexibility of installing each individual tool when appropriate. Media centers receive all the tools they'll need at once, but can implement each tool at any time. The Spectrum Suite is priced at $4995. Many pricing packages are available for libraries upgrading from other automation systems.

    About Athena

    Athena is the fully featured, flexible Windows library automation program that allows media centers to build their system one innovative add-on at a time. Award-winning Athena can efficiently manage 200,000 materials or 2000 materials—in a large public library or a small charter school.

    An inviting interface makes MARC cataloging and circulation tracking easy, and lets students search the entire collection with powerful search strategies, including an icon-based Visual Search and key word search. Several popular, affordable Athena add-ons easily expand the media center's reach and resources.

    Athena's easy installation and maintenance provide the solid automation foundation media centers need. In addition, depending on needs, media center specialists can then add:

  • Athena multi-user license—Install Athena on an unlimited number of computers in the school or library economically—saving financial resources for other expenses.
  • Athena WebLink—Provide one-click access to the web and electronic resources.
  • Athena Webserver—Provide access to your collection from home—students can easily search via the Internet for materials in the Athena library collection.
  • Athena zServer—Share resources with Z39.50 searchers everywhere, regardless of which automation system they're using to search.
  • Athena zMARC—Search hundreds of libraries' MARC records simultaneously for the records and bibliographic information needed.
  • Athena Mac (OPAC)—Make the media center's Macintosh computers powerful search stations.
  • Athena Français—Serve students' diverse research needs with a French interface for the Athena system.
  • Athena Español—Provide a Spanish interface for the Athena system.
  • Athena CD Cataloger—Perform your own retrospective conversion and ongoing cataloging.
  • PatronPorter—Eliminate the hassle of retyping patron data into the Athena system by converting patron data from any computerized database.
  • MARCit—Catalog web sites and electronic resources in MARC 21 format for quick, easy storage in the library collection.
  • Athena In-Hand—Conduct remote circulation and inventory with the power of palm computing
  • Technical support—New Athena customers receive one full year of Sagebrush technical support.
  • Athena provides power and performance in a system that's easy to expand with innovative add-ons. Athena starts at $2495, and add-on products are priced from $195–$995.

    Sagebrush also sells the new Accent centralized library management system. For more information about Accent, Athena, Spectrum, or other Sagebrush products and services, call Sagebrush Corporation at 1-800-533-5430.

    About Sagebrush Corporation

    Sagebrush Corporation is a fast-growing leader in serving K-12 library media specialists in their efforts to provide access to information, stimulate interest in reading, improve performance, and manage information across the education process. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sagebrush features Accent, Athena, and Winnebago Spectrum library automation systems, Econo-Clad Books, and Sagebrush professional and data services.

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    Publication Year:2001
    Type of Material:Press Release
    Language English
    Issue:March 2, 2001
    Publisher:Sagebrush Technologies
    Place of Publication:Burnsville, MN
    Company: Sagebrush Technologies
    Subject: Product announcements
    Online access:http://www.sagebrushcorp.com/news/pressrelease.cfm?ID=487
    Record Number:8965
    Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
    Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00