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MackinVIA Wins The Distinctive Platinum Award Its 8th Consecutive Modern Library AwardFrom LibraryWorks


Burnsville, MN – Mackin, a leading provider of print and digital fiction and nonfiction books for PK-12, is pleased to announce it is a multiyear honoree and winner of its eighth Platinum Award in LibraryWorks’ tenth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry.

Products and services were submitted in the fall of 2023 using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians in public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the entries resulting in a truly unbiased score.

Each judge scored the product from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc. MackinVIA received a remarkable score of 9.598, resulting in their eighth Platinum Award from this prestigious organization. “Since its inception over a decade ago, MackinVIA has made great progress becoming the preferred digital content management system in schools around the world, and has continued its technological growth to remain one of the world’s top choices. As a company, Mackin has always been known for their ingenuity and superior customer service. It’s no surprise that these motivating forces helped MackinVIA to be recognized and validated again,” remarked Troy Mikell, Director of Marketing and Communications at Mackin.

MackinVIA is a free digital content management system that provides more than 9 million students around the world with access to over 3 million eBook titles, read-alongs, audiobooks, databases, and video resources. Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager, said, “It’s easy to understand how MackinVIA scored so well. They’ve been continually breaking barriers and have consistently remained at the forefront of the industry since their company entered the market 40 years ago.”

About Mackin:

For 40 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known the world over for exemplary service and a stringent attention to detail, Mackin has access to more than 18,000 publishers and a collection of over 3.5 million printed titles. Additionally, Mackin features a robust selection of more than 3 million eBook titles, readalongs, audiobooks, databases, and video resources available through their free, state-of-theart digital content management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit www.mackin.com or call 800-245-9540.

About LibraryWorks:

LibraryWorks helps library administrators make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.

About the Modern Library Awards Program:

The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market, which can help library management personnel enhance the quality of experience for the library user, and increase the performance of their library systems.

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