|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
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.