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Nichols Advanced Technologies Joins Sagebrush Technology, Inc

Magazine article Information Today

Nichols Advanced Technologies Joins Sagebrush Technology, Inc

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Sagebrush Technology, Inc. and Nichols Advanced Technologies have announced that Nichols has been acquired by Sagebrush, a rapidly growing library and information company. Nichols is the developer of the Athena and MOLLI library automation systems, as well as MARCit software for cataloging Internet resources in MARC format. Nichols' library automation software is installed in more than 6,000 libraries throughout the world.

According to the announcement, the acquisition positions Sagebrush as one of the premier providers of information and access to information for libraries--particularly in the K-12 education market. Sagebrush's other division, Library Services, includes Econo-Clad Books, Catalog Card Company, and American Library Publishers. Econo-Clad Books manufactures and sells pre-bound paperback books; books in publishers' original bindings; and Accelerated Reader, a leading K- 12 computerized reading management system. Catalog Card Company provides cataloging products and services, and American Library Publisher sells books by direct mail.

"Nichols is the fastest growing and highest-quality provider of library automation software services, especially to the K-12 market," said Jim Zicarelli, president of Sagebrush Technology, Inc. "By acquiring Nichols, we become a premier partner to K12 libraries in providing access to knowledge. Nichols offers several products that allow library patrons easy, yet powerful access to resources. They also have the technical expertise to develop products for some of our other businesses. …

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