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July 7, 2011

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Early agreements for the Sierra services platform announced. Innovative announced that 25 leading academic and public libraries have entered into agreements to be partners in or early implementers of the company's Sierra development initiative. Included in the group are collaborating institutions such as Central Arkansas Library System (AR), Council Bluffs Public Library (IA), Gardner-Webb University (NC), The George Washington University Law School (DC), Greene County Public Library (OH), Grinnell College (IA), Hillsdale College (MI), Hope College (MI), Indianhead Federated Library System (WI), Jefferson County Public Library (CO), Lafayette College (PA), London Public Library (Canada), Marquette University (WI), Mentor Public Library (OH), Michigan State University (MI), Middle Country Public Library (NY), Texas Southern University Law (TX), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE), University of Notre Dame Law School (IN), Wright State University (OH), and Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School (CT). [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2010

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Encore Synergy Live at Academic and Public Libraries. Innovative announced that Encore Synergy, a product that brings the whole library and more to a single search, is live at nine institutions: Deakin University (Australia), HELIN Library Consortium (RI), Sacramento Public Library (CA), Saginaw Valley State University (MI), Scottsdale Public Library System (AZ), West Bloomfield Township Public Library (MI), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE), University of San Diego (CA), and Wellcome Library (United Kingdom). Encore Synergy is the only way to bring books, live full-text articles, e-resource information, programs, course reserves, and more to a single search box. [Full Announcement].

May 22, 2009

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Twelve Libraries Launch Encore 3.0. Innovative announced that twelve libraries have "gone live" with Encore Release 3.0: Augsburg College (MN); Binghamton University [SUNY] (NY); Greene County Public Library (OH); London Public Library (Canada); University of Hong Kong; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Westerville Public Library (OH); Yale Law School (CT); Michigan State University; Eastern Kentucky University; Scottsdale Public Library (AZ); and University of Western Ontario (Canada). Key enhancements include improved discovery features, Community Reviews and Patron Ratings, personalization features, as well as new option for the Encore "look and feel." In addition, Encore Discovery is now available for central catalogs of INN-Reach direct consortial borrowing systems. [Full Announcement].

April 13, 2006

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries achieve real-time download of usage statistics using Innovative's Electronic Resource Management. Innovative Interfaces announced that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries have overcome a major hurdle in managing e-resources by achieving real-time acquisition of user statistics from within the Innovative''s Electronic Resource Management. Using the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) model, staff have downloaded this data from EBSCO in real-time, eliminating the need for obtaining it on a resource-by-resource basis. [Full Announcement].