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Yosemite Community College District Selects SIRSI. (Library Systems Today)

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Yosemite Community College District Selects SIRSI. (Library Systems Today)

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SIRSI Corp. has announced that the Yosemite Community College District (YCCD), which comprises Modesto Junior College (MJC) and Columbia College in northern California, has selected SIRSI's LINK to provide an easy-to-use, integrated system for its libraries. According to the announcement, the district joins more than 350 other academic and research libraries worldwide that are now using a SIRSI system.

According to Larry Steuben, Columbia College Library's dean of learning resources, and Tobin de Leon Clarke, MJC's interim dean of learning resources, the ability of LINK's iLink Online Scholar's Portal to provide a single online location for all types of electronic resources will benefit both library users and staff.

"The MJC library collection has more than 120,000 items of the YCCD libraries' combined collection of 200,000 items, including nursing and agriculture collections that are not available at the Columbia College Library' Clarke said. "The LINK system will enable us easily to share these resources with Columbia College, yet its flexibility allows both libraries to operate autonomously. In addition, iLink will definitely assist students in MJC's more than 60 online courses and 120 telecourses with finding information resources."

Steuben noted that Columbia College's distance education students will also benefit from iLink. "Our distance education students need much more information than a traditional online catalog can provide," he said. …

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