Minneapolis, MN – April 4, 2002 - Sagebrush Corporation today announced its' Accent centralized library automation product has received the Media & Methods Portfolio Award for 2002. Accent, designed specifically for libraries in K-12 schools districts, is the only fully centralized library automation system to win the Portfolio Award.
The Portfolio Award recognizes Accent's unique capabilities, allowing districts to harness the power of centralized automation technology while deploying a system that meets the demands of the K-12 environment. Accent features staff- and student-friendly user interfaces, including a Web-based catalog for searching and sharing of materials throughout a district. In a fully centralized district, technology challenges at individual schools are eliminated, allowing librarians to focus on helping students and educators. Districts and schools also realize powerful benefits from a fully centralized system, including data consistency, streamlined management of data and technology, and customized reporting for individual schools, as well as districts.
"Sagebrush is extremely honored to have Accent recognized by Media & Methods," said Tom Boe, Accent Product Manager. "No other K–12 education technology provider can match Sagebrush in providing solutions that fit the current and future needs of school districts of any size. Receiving this award for Accent is further validation that our innovations and ideas are addressing the needs of today's school libraries."
The Media & Methods Awards Portfolio "recognizes, celebrates, and features outstanding instructional materials, products and services. It honors the commitment and creativity of the publishers, producers, manufacturers and suppliers who are making significant contributions to excellence in K-12 schools nationwide."
Powered by technology developed at SIRSI Corporation and customized exclusively for the K-12 market by Sagebrush, Accent offers school districts of all sizes powerful technology already used in over 6,000 libraries worldwide. Accent is a complete system that facilitates circulation and tracking, cataloging, inventory, and reporting, and incorporates a Web-based catalog that students and teachers can search anytime, anywhere. Additional functions include authority control, materials booking, acquisitions, serials control, and Z39.50 connectivity capabilities.
About Sagebrush Corporation
Sagebrush Corporation is a fast-growing leader serving K-12 districts in their quest 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 Library Services.