Minneapolis, MN, May 21, 2002 – Sagebrush Corporation, a leading solutions provider for the K-12 library market, announced the release of UCheck™, a self-checkout program that lets patrons check out materials by themselves. UCheck integrates seamlessly with Sagebrush's award-winning Athena™ and Winnebago Spectrum® automation programs.
"Checking out materials to patrons can be a time-consuming task," said Gail Mazure, UCheck Product Manager, "but it doesn't have to be. Using UCheck, librarians can successfully and conveniently let patrons check out their own materials from the library, so the library staff has more time for other library tasks. It makes checkout management fast and easy."
“In addition," Mazure said, "UCheck highlights our company's commitment to providing a broad array of solutions for library professionals. Sagebrush is committed to developing solutions for Athena and Winnebago Spectrum users. We will continue to meet the needs of our current customers at the same time we show other library professionals how our products and services can make their lives easier."
UCheck's flexibility allows library staff to choose how patrons check out materials using a variety of methods. The program also works with an optional SLIP printer so patrons can receive a receipt after an item is checked out.
UCheck comes with an administration component that lets library staff set up the program, including the method patrons use to check out materials. Passwords can be defined to ensure safeguarding against unauthorized personnel from altering the setup configuration. Library staff can place restrictions for those patrons that are not allowed to check out their own materials. If a patron with restrictions attempts to check out a material using UCheck, a blocking message is displayed indicating that the checkout process cannot proceed. Plus, library staff can create, preview, and print UCheck status reports.
For more information on UCheck, call 1-800-533-5430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sagebrush Corporation
Sagebrush Corporation is a fast-growing leader serving K-12 library media specialists 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 Athena, Winnebago Spectrum, and the new Accent library automation systems, Econo-Clad Books, and Sagebrush Library Services.