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Denver School Libraries Move to SkyRiver
Denver Public Schools has signed on with SkyRiver for its cataloging services.
SkyRiver links libraries with the bibliographic metadata they need to catalog library collections. Its database has more than 28 million titles and is constantly updated. Database files are supplemented by public domain metadata from SkyRiver's customer libraries and hundreds of other contributing libraries. It's used widely in higher education.
"It's great that we're able to maintain our cataloging operation at its current level and have minimal disruption along with significant cost savings. We were warned by naysayers that our backlog would build, but this clearly is not happening. SkyRiver's coverage and associated search service are excellent," said Bill Rejebian, cataloging coordinator for Denver PS.
Annual subscription to SkyRiver cataloging services include:
- Enabling download of data in MARC format;
- Using a search engine with facets and tags;
- One-click downloading;
- Shelf-ready support, including spine labels;
- Integration of MARC record supply from participating materials vendors;
- Unlimited access to the SkyRiver database for searching, editing and downloading;
- Unlimited record requesting, user license, data transfer; and
- Unlimited access to the SkyRiver help desk.
In June, SkyRiver announced that its customer base grew by more than 100 percent as compared to the same period last year, naming new academic library clients San Francisco State University, Escondido Public Library in Southern California and Washoe County Public Library in Nevada.
For further information, visit the SkyRiver Web site.
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