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Volume 17, Number 6 • June 2000
Sagebrush Corp. Releases Athena v8.1,  Athena Webserver v3.1, and Add-on Updates

Sagebrush Corp. has announced the release of Athena v8.1, the newest update of its library automation program. According to the announcement, Athena v8.1 is a 32-bit application that provides additional features, better performance, and greater flexibility. In addition, Sagebrush is releasing Athena Webserver v3.1 as well as updates to several other Sagebrush add-on products.

Athena v8.1
Athena’s new and enhanced features allow users to do the following:

“This extensive update builds on Athena’s strengths while providing additional solutions our customers have requested,” said Mark Hammer, vice president of marketing at Sagebrush. “Athena is as easy to use as ever and now gives the librarian the ability to print patron summaries, store patron e-mail addresses, and import images for Visual Search buttons. Other capabilities, like the integrated Z39.50 search interface, ranking of search results by relevance, and customizable icons for search results continue Athena’s tradition of intuitive yet powerful searching.”

Webserver v3.1
This software makes a library’s entire collection available online and now offers enhancements that allow users to do the following:

Add-on Improvements
Sagebrush has also unveiled the following add-on enhancements:

Source: Sagebrush Corp., Burnsville, MN, 888/753-7243, 512/890-5484;

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