Sagebrush Corporation has announced the release of Sagebrush InfoCentre 2005, the latest library management system added to their family of information management products. InfoCentre combines features and elements of Sagebrush Athena, Sagebrush Spectrum, and Sagebrush Accent, as well as including new and innovative features.
InfoCentre offers library media specialists the choice of implementing a fully distributed or partially distributed infrastucture, so that they can run their library as they do today and help IT reduce systems maintenance and technology costs, according to the announcement.
Sagebrush Infocentre has all the expected features and functionality of an advanced library management system, the announcement states, with the added ability to:
* generate customizable reports—Drag and drop options let the user control which fields are included in a report.
* work on multiple platforms—InfoCentre will work with libraries using Windows, Mac OS X, or Novell, allowing them to leverage current software and hardware while providing students and educators with the latest library management functionality.
* scan all current barcodes—With InfoCentre, Sagebrush users do not need to re-barcode or buy new scanning hardware.
* Create virtual unions—InfoCentre can be configured so that users can search only their library, all libraires, or a group of libraries within the district also using InfoCentre.
* Easily clean up MARC records—Users can merge same records to combine them into one bibliographic record with one mouse click, providing students with more concise search results rather than finding many duplicate titles.
InfoCentre is currently available for pre-release purchase and is scheduled for release in August. Sagebrush will continue to support and maintain its other library automation systems—Athena, Accent, and Spectrum—according to the announcement.
Source: Sagebrush Corporation, http://www.sagebrushcorp.com