MackinVIA Receives Product of the Year Award in 2019 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks

Top Quote The free MackinVIA digital content management platform is recognized and awarded their highest honor giving Mackin their third consecutive award with MLA. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 11, 2019 - Burnsville, MN – Mackin, a leading provider of print and digital fiction and non-fiction books for K-12 is pleased to announce it has received Product of the Year in LibraryWorks’ fifth 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 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 at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score.

    Each judge scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc. The product with the overall highest score was awarded the coveted Product of the Year award. MackinVIA received a remarkable score of 9.866.
    “Since its inception, MackinVIA has made large strides and has continued its technological growth to remain one of the world’s top choices for digital content management. As a company, Mackin has always been known for their ingenuity and superior customer service. It’s no surprise that these efforts helped MackinVIA to be recognized as the Product of the Year,” exclaimed Troy Mikell, Director of Marketing and Communications for Mackin.

    MackinVIA is a free digital content management system that provides more than 9 million students, around the world, with access to over 2 million eBook titles, read-alongs, audiobooks, databases and video resources.

    Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager said, “It’s hardly a surprise that MackinVIA scored so well. They’ve been at the forefront of the industry since their company entered the market 35 years ago.”

    For more information about Mackin and its products, please visit or call 800-245-9540.

    About Mackin
    For more than 35 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 nearly 3 million printed titles. Additionally, Mackin features a robust selection of more than 2 million eBook titles, read-alongs, audiobooks, databases and video resources available through their free, state-of-the-art digital content management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit or call 800-245-9540.

    About LibraryWorks
    LibraryWorks helps administrators to 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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