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March 16, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announce that ARL-member University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, and Murray State University have chosen the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management service and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. This integrated cloud-based SaaS platform will replace several systems used by each institution, including OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services, home-grown ERM systems, and the Ex Libris Voyager® ILS and SFX OpenURL link resolver.

January 8, 2008

(University of Kentucky) University of Kentucky Libraries announces the recent launch of a new alternative search and access tool called Encore. Described as a next-generation library interface designed to give a unified approach to finding information, Encore will not replace InfoKat, UK Libraries' catalog system, but supplement search systems currently in place. Encore, created by Innovative Interfaces, will give users a less cumbersome search engine, allowing them to search in new ways, discover and refine results, similar to searches done on Google.

October 24, 2007

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced the launch of its Encore discovery services platform at a dozen public and academic libraries around the world. In addition, the company announced that 70 libraries have selected the next-generation product. The deployment of Encore brings a full-featured discovery tool to users—uniting library collections, licensed-resource content, and the discovery process. To date, Encore has been selected by more libraries combined than any other next-generation library interface to both print and e-resources. Libraries are using Encore as a discovery platform compatible with leading ILS systems including Innovative's Millennium, Ex Libris Voyager, and Ex Libris Aleph, as well as deploying Encore with Innovative's federated search product, Research Pro, and other leading federated search tools.

December 15, 2006

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) The University of Kentucky Libraries announced today it will join Innovative Interfaces, Inc. in developing Encore, a next-generation library interface that expands UK Libraries' current search-engine capabilities and makes for an easier searching experience for students and faculty. UK joins 13 other partners that are engaged in development partnerships to create this new library-technology product. Encore will become available to the UK community in 2007.

September 27, 2001

(Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.) Majors Scientific Books and University of Kentucky have agreed to work together to beta test electronically transmitting orders and invoices using Endeavor''s Voyager integrated library management system.

March 1, 1984

(OCLC) LS/2000 is an integrated library system that provides bibliographic file maintenance, authority control, circulation control, a sophisticated online public access catalog, and other automated services for both library staff and patrons. The system is available on both mini— and microcomputer hardware. LS/2000 is an enhanced version of the Integrated Library System (ILS) developed at the National Library of Medicine and is a product of a joint development effort between OCLC and Online Computer Systems, Inc. Efforts are successfully under way to incorporate enhancements previously developed by AVATAR (a library automation company acquired last year by OCLC). This integration will be completed by July 1984.

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