McHENRY, IL - November 5, 2001 - Follett Software Company has announced a new solution that makes finding information from a variety of sources fast and easy. The powerful new Find-It-All™ Collection offers students 24-hour one-stop searching of multiple resources and access to thousands of "safe," high-quality K-12 web sites, ensuring students find the best information in the least amount of time.
One-Stop Searching of Multiple Online Resources
Students often search multiple online resources, such as the library catalog, subscription-based electronic databases, and even remote Z39.50-posted library collections when looking for information. Follett Software's One Search component of its new Find-It-All Collection simplifies this searching, by enabling students to search all of those databases at once, anytime, anywhere via the Internet. Find-It-All One Search allows students to:
- Search multiple information sources, such as the library collection, Britannica, Microsoft Encarta and Infotrac* simultaneously, avoiding time-consuming, repetitive searches
- Learn only one easy-to-use search interface
- View one set of results from the combined resources
Increase the Value of Subscription Databases
Databases One Search supports many of the most common K-12 online resources, including both subscription-based services and those accessed free of charge over the Internet. And by making it easy for students to consult a number of resources, One Search adds value to your online database investment by promoting greater usage.
Access to 160,000 Safe, High-Quality K-12 Web Sites
Knowledge Links, a second component of the Find-It-All Collection, broadens access to information even further by enabling students to safely conduct research on the web. It gives students direct access to more than 160,000 web sites that have been reviewed for academic integrity and age appropriateness by teachers, making it easy to find only the most relevant information on the web. Knowledge Links' easy searching options link students to high-quality web sites that are:
- Organized by subject areas
- Aligned with state and national standards (coming soon)
- Easily integrated into the classroom
- Always operational—links are continually checked
Find-It-All One Search and Knowledge Links are available as annual subscriptions to schools with Internet access. Schools may subscribe to the components individually or as a collection. “The Find-It-All Collection will empower educators and students with tools that make it easy to find the best, most appropriate information fast, while reducing Internet safety concerns,” said Tom Schenck, Follett Software Company president. “Ultimately, these resources will help our students achieve more by giving them control and saving them valuable time.”
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 2001, the company was ranked among the top five largest software companies in Chicago. For additional information, call (800) 323-3397 or go to www.fsc.follett.com.