News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jan. 9, 2006 – NEBASE has chosen PriceMiner™ by GoAntiques.com (www.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, NEBASE will offer PriceMiner™. (www.PriceMiner.com) to the 153 libraries that are part of the NEBASE library network. The 29-year-old, non-profit library membership organization offers a variety of services in the areas of cataloging, reference and resource sharing to Nebraska libraries.
With PriceMiner™, users of public and special libraries can access 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.
"Priceminer fits the bill,” said Kate Ostenrude, director of the Neligh (Nebraska) Public Library. “Finally, I found a database I could afford that would actually be used by my patrons. The information on PriceMiner is comprehensive and I think it's easier to navigate than eBay.”
“NEBASE’s recommendation of PriceMiner for its member libraries addresses a need expressed by their library patrons for help in identifying and pricing art, antiques and collectibles,” said Jim Kamnikar, president and chief executive officer of GoAntiques.com. “Identification is always the first step in pricing an antique, and our 10 million images provide an unprecedented resource to library members.”
Through custom features designed specially for library use, patrons can conduct a search by simply typing keywords or by using categories. PriceMiner™ then searches its huge database of information from eBay, GoAntiques.com and TIAS.com and returns information organized by lowest to highest price, highest to lowest price or only items with images. PriceMiner™ also reports information for same or similar items.
Libraries can offer either limited or unlimited access to PriceMiner™. Not only can PriceMiner™ for Libraries be used on computers at the library, but remote access can also be made available if desired by libraries.
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 value, PriceMiner™ searches millions of records and presents historical pricing information as well as photos and descriptions for the same or similar items.
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 present 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.
Search and sort criteria include price range, category, sale date, data source and currency converted to dollars.
With offices in Columbus, Ohio, GoAntiques.com is the largest and only virtual marketplace for art, antiques and collectibles offering an integrated, one-stop solution for storefront and live auction selling plus a host of marketing services for both dealers and