Sagebrush Corp. and Information
Transform, Inc. (ITI) have announced a partnership to cooperatively
market and provide The Complete MARC Suite to K-12 schoollibraries.
This new offering combines both companies' products and services
to assist librarians in enhancing and maintaining library collection
The Complete MARC Suite integrates Sagebrush's AchieveMARC Accelerated
Reader and Reading Counts! enhancement service with ITI's MARC
Mechanic custom data cleanup services and MARC Magician software.
According to the announcement, this offering provides libraries
with the most complete solution available for cleaning up collection
records, enhancing records with additional data, and maintaining
quality data on an ongoing basis.
"It's imperative that libraries have quality, consistent data
in order to maximize access to their vast resources by students
and educators," said Jim Zicarelli, president of Sagebrush Corp.
"Through The Complete MARC Suite, Sagebrush and ITI are providing
libraries with more powerful tools that will help them create
more effective students."
"The quality of a library's MARC database can be directly correlated
with its efficiency (its administration and management of the
collection) and effectiveness (its circulation and educational
value). By partnering together, ITI and Sagebrush are providing
practical solutions that have immediate and positive impact for
libraries," said Hank Epstein, president of Information Transform,
The Complete MARC Suite is now available from both Sagebrush
Corp. and ITI. For more information on ITI, visit http://www.mitinet.com.
Source: Sagebrush Corp., Minneapolis, 952/656-2999; http://www.sagebrushcorp.com.