Several libraries will offer GoAntiques.com’s pricing research tool Libraries nationwide can now offer PriceMiner™ for their members to identify and price art, antiques and collectibles: More than 23 million records available
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dec. 15, 2005 – GoAntiques.com (www.GoAntiques.com) announced today that libraries in three states will begin offering PriceMiner™ for Libraries (www.PriceMiner.com) to their patrons for researching art, antique and collectibles pricing information.
PriceMiner™ from GoAntiques.com is a powerful aggregator of information to identify and price art, antiques and collectibles from a variety of internationally recognized sources. By simply typing in keywords of the item you wish to buy, sell or value, PriceMiner™ searches millions of records and presents historical pricing information as well as photos and descriptions for the same or similar items.
Libraries that have agreed to offer PriceMiner™ are:
-Discovery Place Libraries, including Columbus Metropolitan
Libraries, Worthington and Southwest Library, Columbus, Ohio.
-The Haywood County Public Library, Waynesville, N.C.
-The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
-Columbiana Public County, Columbiana, Ohio via OHIONET
-Clark County Public Library, Springfield, Ohio via OHIONET
-Lima Public Library, Lima, Ohio via OHIONET
-Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland, Ohio via OHIONET
-Brookfield Public Library, Brookfield, Mo.
The Columbiana, Clark, Lima and Cuyahoga libraries were referred by OHIONET. OHIONET has chosen PriceMiner™ by GoAntiques.com as the preferred research tool for its member libraries to use when identifying or researching prices for art, antiques and collectibles.
In an exclusive agreement, OHIONET offers PriceMiner™ to the 300 libraries that are part of the OHIONET library network. The 25-year-old, non-profit library membership organization offers a variety of administrative and technical services to libraries in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
PriceMiner™ for Libraries enables public, private and special libraries to offer their patrons access to a research database of more than 23 million records and 10 million images going back eight years and covering 5,200 categories and subcategories in art, antiques and collectibles.
“Library members regularly ask for help in identifying and pricing art, antiques and collectibles,” said Jim Kamnikar, president and chief executive officer of GoAntiques.com. “We tailored a version of our PriceMiner research tool to the specific needs of library users. Identification is always the first step in pricing an antique, and our 10 million images provide an unprecedented resource to users.”
PriceMiner™ for Libraries is designed for easy use by library members. They can conduct research by simply typing keywords into a search box and/or by using categories. PriceMiner™ then searches its huge database of information from eBay®, GoAntiques.com and TIAS.com. Library members can have results returned by lowest to highest price, highest to lowest price or only items with images. PriceMiner™ also reports information for same or similar items.
Some libraries also offer remote access to PriceMiner™ for Libraries.
PriceMiner™ is the first product to combine historical data from multiple external sources with GoAntiques.com’s vast archive of merchandise sales information, and then presents findings on price averages and ranges. In addition to GoAntiques.com’s historical price information beginning in 1998, PriceMiner™ includes auction results from the vast eBay® historical database from January, 2005 and online storefront sales provided by TIAS.com back to 1998. Two million records are added each month.