Old Brookville, NY, August 4, 2006— The Adelaide Hills Council Library Service has launched a custom WebFeat search system. The new WebFeat system, the first of its kind in Australia, enables patrons to simultaneously search multiple electronic resources via a single intuitive interface. The WebFeat system is seamlessly integrated within the Adelaide Hills Council website and may be accessed from within any library branch or remotely via the Internet.
Adelaide Hills Council Library Manager Dee O'Loughlin said "It is important to ensure our library patrons get full value from our investment in electronic databases and we wanted to make it easy for them to access these information sources. WebFeat has allowed us to do so whilst ensuring authenticated access to our subscriptions. WebFeat also provides excellent statistics on the use of our databases, allowing us to ensure we are getting a good return on our investment in subscriptions."
Adelaide Hills Council Library provides services to more than 39,000 people living in the district. The Adelaide Hills, which frame the city of Adelaide in South Australia, contains 57 different towns and settlements ranging from suburban enclaves to rich rural and agricultural lands. Adelaide Hills Council Library Service provides information resources to this population through three branch libraries and a mobile library. Library patrons can also access the library and its WebFeat system remotely (at http://www.ahc.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=104), providing convenient access to the rich subscription resources the library offers.
Adelaide Hills WebFeat system was sold through DA Library Technologies, WebFeat's distribution partner in Australia and New Zealand. DA Library Technologies provides first line support to Adelaide Hills Council Library Service. Other libraries interested in implementing WebFeat in Australia or New Zealand my contact DA Library Technologies directly at http://dalibtech.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We are excited to partner with DA Library Technologies to bring our state-of-the-art, federated Search Prism technology to library patrons of Australia and New Zealand," said Todd Miller, President of WebFeat. "It is clear that the Adelaide Hills Council Library is dedicated to providing rich electronic resources for its patrons and we are pleased that they have chosen WebFeat to maximize their resources."
WebFeat (U.S. patent #6,807,539) is the developer of the WEBFEAT and WebFeat Express Search Prisms, used by over 5,000 leading public, academic, government and Global 1000 libraries and information centers—including over half of the 20 largest U.S. public libraries, 9 statewide library systems, and one out of every 10 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions.
WebFeat's latest release, WebFeat 3, offers a suite of next-generation federated search tools, PRISM, the SMART COUNTER-compliant usage tracker, and MyWebFeat personalized federated search system. Originally founded in 1992 as an information technology consultancy, WebFeat has earned industry recognition from leading organizations such as Library Journal and the Gartner Group. Learn more about WebFeat at http://www.webfeat.org.