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Sagebrush's Ednow.com Teams with Ask Jeeves

Magazine article Information Today

Sagebrush's Ednow.com Teams with Ask Jeeves

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Sagebrush Corp. has announced that education professionals can now find information, products, and services directly from its Ednow.com Internet portal through Ask Jeeves at Ask.com.

Ednow.com is an Internet portal designed to serve as an online education center exclusively for K-12 teachers, librarians, administrators, and other education professionals. Ask Jeeves at Ask.com is a unique natural-language question-answering service that provides a fast, easy, and intuitive way for people to get answers to their questions, according to the announcement.

Source: Sagebrush Corp., Burnsville, MN, 612/890-5484; http://www.sagebrush-corp.com.

Though just announced to the public, Fathom already has a staff of 30 people, half in administration and half in production. The company also announced a distinguished board of directors and an Academic Council of leading scholars and researchers that will monitor academic and editorial integrity. Kirschner wouldn't speculate on when the first content would be available.

Central to Fathom will be a wealth of free content usually available only at the participating institutions, with additional content available for a fee. The company will not be involved in the actual warehousing and shipping of books and other materials, but Kirschner said that Fathom would soon announce the e-commerce partners that will.

Fathom will cover a wide range of subjects such as business, law, economics, social sciences, medicine, computer science and technology, the arts, journalism, and physics. Kirschner noted that in the first phase of its development, Fathom would work on integrating the offerings from the partners, but that it would then look to expand the content to include licensing of outside commercial and scientific publications. The British Library, one of the founding institutions, is also one of the largest document suppliers in the world. …

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