Syracuse, NY (June 18, 2001) — Gaylord Information Systems a division of Gaylord Bros., Inc. (GIS) today announced they have signed an agreement with MSNBC Interactive News, L.L.C. (MSNBC) to deliver news headlines and article abstracts to libraries implementing the Polaris® PowerPAC™. The news headlines will be updated several times per day using scripts incorporated in the Polaris PowerPAC.
GIS has signed up to receive MSNBC content as part of an initiative to enhance the traditional Web-based public access catalog with quality information from a variety of sources. GIS also has an agreement with Baker & Taylor as part of this initiative.
“We are very pleased with this agreement,” said GIS President Katherine Blauer. “Now our Polaris libraries will be able to provide their patrons with the latest news, business and sports information right from their home page. MSNBC.com is a leader in this area, and we are happy to be working with them,” she added.
Gaylord Information Systems is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider and the 26-year-old software development division of Gaylord Bros., a leading supplier to the library industry for more than a century. More than 600 libraries nationwide use the GALAXY and Polaris integrated library systems. In addition to its library automation systems, GIS offers workflow analysis, retrospective conversion and database enhancement services to libraries of all types. Thirty percent of GIS staff are professional librarians, including GIS President Katherine Blauer.
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