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Volume 19, Issue 4 April 2002
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Sagebrush Corp.'s Web Resource Library Renamed WebMARC

Sagebrush Corp. has announced that Web Resource Library (WRL), a collection of more than 6,000 high-quality, curriculum-focused K-12-oriented Web sites, has been renamed WebMARC. In addition to the new name, features such as monthly updates and grade-specific collections have been added.

"The new name emphasizes that WebMARC is a collection ofWeb sites that are added to the library's collection as MARC records," said Gail Mazure, senior product manager for Sagebrush. "WebMARCresources are thoroughly reviewed and precisely cataloged, giving students and educators access to recently published, trustworthy information online at the same time they are searching among the books and periodicals in the library's catalog."

WebMARC has been enhanced to include monthly updates, ensuring that students access only the most relevant and up-to-date information on the Web. Elizabeth Miller, an Internet resource specialist, maintains the WebMARC collection, evaluating and selecting all Web sites included. With each monthly update, Miller reviews several sites in each grade level and provides suggestions for relating each site's information to classroom situations.

WebMARC subscribers may now also choose one or more grade-level-specific collections, including K-12 (entire collection), K-6, 5­9, and 8­12, to help deliver the most appropriate information to students of every age and ability. The entire K-12 collection consists of more than 6,000 Web-based resources.

A sample ofWebMARC resources, along with Miller's most recent review, is available at http://www.sagebrushcorp.com/tech/webmarc.cfm.

According to the announcement, WebMARC adds thousands of high-quality and up-to-date Web sites to library collections. Each site is evaluated and selected by Miller, author of Internet Resource Directory for K-12 Teachers and Librarians, to ensure that students have access to targeted, reviewed, appropriate, and accurate information online.

Source: Sagebrush Corp., Minneapolis, 800/328-2923, 952/656-2999; http://www.sagebrushcorp.com.

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