Emeryville, CA—SkyRiver announced on 1/5/2010 that it is extending an offer to the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) to offer SkyRiver services to its member community. Joni Blake, Executive Director of GWLA, states, “We are very pleased to offer our members the opportunity to save thousands of dollars in cataloging costs through SkyRiver..”
Leslie Straus, President of SkyRiver notes, “GWLA's membership includes many research libraries in the western U.S. and we're particularly pleased with the prospect of offering our services to this community known for strong library leadership.”
SkyRiver services include an easy-to-use 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. 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 Greater Western Library Alliance
The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) (www.gwla.org) is a consortium of 32 research libraries located across 17 Midwestern & Western states with common interests in programs related to scholarly communication, interlibrary loan, shared electronic resources, cooperative collection development, digital libraries, staff development and continuing education. Twenty-five GWLA libraries are also members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The staff offices of the consortium are located in Kansas City, Missouri; Phoenix, Arizona; and Salt Lake City, Utah.