November 3, 2009
Michigan Library Consortium to Partner with SkyRiver
The Michigan Library Consortium (MLC) and SkyRiver have reached an agreement where MLC will offer SkyRiver’s bibliographic utility services to MLC’s member libraries.
The synergy of MLC’s established services and SkyRiver’s ability to provide full cataloging services at significantly reduced prices will help to address the budgetary constraints that libraries currently are facing. Randy Dykhuis, MLC’s Executive Director, underlines this: “We are very pleased to work with the SkyRiver team to bring more cataloging options to our members.”
The announcement of Michigan State University’s adoption of the SkyRiver service has generated a keen interest among MLC libraries to learn more about this new cataloging option. Leslie Straus, SkyRiver’s President, says: “We at SkyRiver are looking forward to working with MLC and expanding SkyRiver’s presence in this region.”
At its initial launch, SkyRiver provides access to millions of bibliographic records. The service includes an easy-to-use, intuitive cataloging client for searching, editing, and adding records to the library’s local catalog. Features include a powerful search engine with facets and tags, automatic record request notification, one-click downloading of bibliographic and authority file records, and shelf-ready support including spine labels. SkyRiver is right for all types of libraries and integrates with any local library system. SkyRiver’s services are now fully operational in selected libraries with a market-wide launch planned for January, 2010.
About Michigan Library Consortium
The Michigan Library Consortium (MLC) (http://www.mlcnet.org) is a non-profit membership organization comprised of all types of libraries. MLC provides libraries a convenient, single point of contact for training, group purchasing and technical support for electronic resources. MLC’s objectives are to save member libraries time and money.