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June 21, 2007

Webfeat. WebFeat system for cross–database searching launched at The New York Public Library. The New York Public Library is launching a custom-designed federated search solution powered by WebFeat. The WebFeat system enables NYPL patrons to simultaneously search nearly 400 licensed electronic resources, the NYPL website, and LEO and CATNYP—the two New York Public Library online catalogs. WebFeat also enables federated searching of the NYPL Digital Gallery—a repository of over 550,000 images from the Library's research collections and The New York Public Library's Picture Collection Online—a collection of 30,000 digitized public domain images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, most created prior to 1923. [Full Announcement].

January 13, 2007

Webfeat. University of Oklahoma Libraries Launches Customized WebFeat System. The University of Oklahoma Libraries became the latest Association of Research Libraries institution to launch a WebFeat federated search system. The University is the first academic library to make extensive use of the WebFeat API to customize their system. Library patrons may now search the Library's vast holdings and many research databases simultaneously with a single intuitive interface. Researchers can search over 130 databases through the Library Online Resource Access page of the Libraries' website [Full Announcement].

November 29, 2006

Webfeat. Pima County Public Library launches Speedy Search powered by WebFeat. The Pima County Public Library launched 'Speedy Search' powered by WebFeat. The branded WebFeat Express federated search solution enables Library patrons to simultaneously search more than 50 electronic resources—including the Library catalog, general reference resources, business resources, several Spanish language resources as well as hundreds of newspapers, magazines and journals. [Full Announcement].

September 05, 2006

Webfeat. Cornell University Library upgrades Find Articles Service with WebFeat Search Prism. The Cornell University Library has upgraded its previous federated search solution with a custom configured WebFeat Search Prism. With WebFeat, Library patrons can now simultaneously search any or all of over 100 electronic resources—including the Cornell University Library catalog, foreign language resources and specialized databases unique to Cornell. WebFeat also provides improved options for displaying, sorting and saving results. In the coming months, WebFeat will be further integrated within the University Library Gateway ( expanding the number of simultaneously searchable electronic resources to nearly 400 resources. [Full Announcement].

August 04, 2006

Webfeat. Adelaide Hills Council Library launches custom WebFeat system. 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. [Full Announcement].

July 05, 2006

Webfeat. WebFeat and American University of Armenia launch first demonstration of federated search services in Commonwealth of Independent States. The first demonstration of a customized federated search service in the Commonwealth of Independent States, an alliance of 11 Former Soviet Republics, has been launched by WebFeat, developer and the Papazian Library at the American University of Armenia. Library users can now simultaneously search the Library''s catalog and selected popular databases from a quick search box. [Full Announcement].

April 17, 2006

Webfeat. INCOLSA Launches WebFeat Search Prism for INSPIRE--The Indiana Virtual Library. The Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority launched a custom WebFeat Search Prism solution for INSPIRE, The Indiana Virtual Library. INCOLSA, whose member institutions represent more than 2,200 libraries throughout Indiana, operates INSPIRE which provides access to nearly 10,000 magazines, as well as almanacs, encyclopedias, newspapers, and other information to all residents of Indiana. [Full Announcement].

January 21, 2006

Webfeat. EBSCO and WebFeat announce Partnership. EBSCO and WebFeat announced a partnership that will allow the federated search engine WebFeat Express to be sold as an add-on product to EBSCO''s online title listing service EBSCO A-to-Z. [Full Announcement].

January 18, 2006

Webfeat. Phoenix Public Library streamlines access to electronic resources with custom WebFeat solution. Phoenix Public Library has launched a WebFeat federated search solution which enables patrons to simultaneously search the Library’s more than 80 online databases, including the Library catalog, using a single intuitive interface. The Library’s fully customized WebFeat search solution took just 45 days to implement from initial design to system launch. [Full Announcement].

December 15, 2005

Webfeat. Columbus Metropolitan Library makes WebFeat key component of Website and technology upgrade. Columbus Metropolitan Library has launched a custom WebFeat federated search system. The customizability of the WebFeat solution, provided through WebFeat partner SirsiDynix, enabled the library to make WebFeat a central component of its major technology and website upgrade project which was unveiled to the public in mid-October. Columbus Metropolitan Library’s implementation of its WebFeat system enables library patrons to access and simultaneously search any or all of CML’s more than 50 electronic resources directly from any page of the library’s website. [Full Announcement].

November 15, 2005

Webfeat. Brooklyn Public Library launches Brooklyn Info Bridge powered by WebFeat. Brooklyn Public Library, the fifth largest public library system in the United States, has launched “Brooklyn Info Bridge,” a custom-designed federated search solution powered by WebFeat. Brooklyn Info Bridge replaces the library’s previous federated search product with a state-of-the-art, custom-branded search system designed to library specifications. WebFeat’s patented technology enables Brooklyn Public Library users to simultaneously search any or all of the more than 70 electronic resources offered by the library – including the library’s catalog. [Full Announcement].

October 28, 2005

Webfeat. Westminster College launches Griffin Search Powered by WebFeat. Westminster College’s Giovale Library launched Griffin Search, a custom-designed federated search solution powered by WebFeat. Griffin Search enables Westminster College’s students, faculty and staff to simultaneously search any or all of over 80 electronic resources offered by the library – including the library’s catalog. Griffin Search replaces the library’s previous locally-provided federated search product. [Full Announcement].

September 28, 2005

Webfeat. Northern Arizona University Library teams with WebFeat to implement custom federated search system. Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library has launched a federated search solution powered by WebFeat which enables researchers to simultaneously search any or all of up to 50 of the library’s online databases—including the library’s catalog. [Full Announcement].

September 20, 2005

Webfeat. Tacoma Public Library launches state-of-the-art WebFeat federated search system. Tacoma Public Library has launched its OneSearch federated search solution powered by WebFeat. [Full Announcement].

June 24, 2005

Webfeat. LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network selects WebFeat to provide federated search solution. LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network has selected WebFeat, the original federated search engine, to provide its academic libraries with a federated search solution. With more than 39 member libraries, LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network combines the resources of Louisiana''s public and private academic libraries, along with a centralized support staff, to produce a dynamic library consortium. WebFeat will enable each member library implementing a WebFeat system to search any or all of their vast electronic resources with a single, intuitive interface. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 2005

Webfeat. New York State Library Makes WebFeat Its Federated Search Portal Partner. The New York State Library and WebFeat have implemented a federated search pilot project to improve access to the Library’s vast electronic resources, including the NOVEL databases. NOVEL, the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library, is New York''s statewide virtual electronic library. It enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to over 6,000 information resources—including the full text of hundreds of journals, newspapers and other references. [Full Announcement].

April 14, 2005

Webfeat. WebFeat customizes federated search solution for Vigo County Public Library. Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute, Indiana has launched its MultiSearch federated search solution powered by WebFeat. [Full Announcement].

April 07, 2005

Webfeat. Omaha Public Library launches WebFeat System for federated searching of catalog and databases. Omaha Public Library has launched its PowerFind federated search solution powered by WebFeat. PowerFind enables patrons to search the Library’s 55 online databases and catalog resources simultaneously with a single, intuitive search interface. [Full Announcement].

April 05, 2005

Webfeat. ILCSO Selects WebFeat to provide federated search solution. After an extensive review of leading federated search solutions, the Illinois Library Computer Systems Organization Board of Directors has selected WebFeat, as bid by partner Dynix, as its federated search provider. [Full Announcement].

March 02, 2005

WebFeat. Louisiana is latest state library to launch WebFeat system. State Library of Louisiana launched its state-of-the-art WebFeat federated search system, which enables patrons to search all of the State Library''s online databases simultaneously with a single intuitive interface. Databases can be searched at the State Library of Louisiana in Baton Rouge or at any of the 338 urban and rural public libraries statewide. [Full Announcement].