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SIRSI, Cahners Will Provide Reviews to iBistro Users

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SIRSI, Cahners Will Provide Reviews to iBistro Users

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SIRSI Corp. and Cahners Publishing Group have announced a cooperative agreement whereby library users can have fast, easy access to Cahners' collection of book reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and School Library Journal through SIRSI's new iBistro electronic library (e-library).

According to the announcement, the agreement between SIRSI and Cahners will provide library users with more information on books than ever available before from a single online location. From their homes or offices, users can visit their library's iBistro e-library to find books of interest in their library's or other libraries' catalogs. When users find the book they want, they not only have traditional title, author, and call-number details, but also direct onscreen access to Cahners' collection of professionally written book reviews--now consisting of reviews for nearly 200,000 books.

SIRSI's iBistro e-library is designed to help libraries better serve the needs of today's online information seekers. Using iBistro, library users can search a library's catalog; visit other libraries online; peruse the highest-quality Web sites; read book reviews, summaries, and other book information; and purchase books currently unavailable in the library--all from a single, simple interface. …

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