December 5, 2008 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that McDermott Library at The University of Texas at Dallas has selected the Encore discovery services platform. The Library will implement Encore with their Voyager ILS, provided by Ex Libris.
"We've conducted rigorous usability testing of our previous library catalog over the last three years," says Ellen Safley, Senior Associate Director for Public Services and Collections. "When students are asked about their first choice of searching, they tell us 'Google.' With the addition of Encore as our discovery layer, we expect to offer them similar convenience combined with the richness our library's collection. This is a first step towards a 21st-century library presence for our campus."
About McDermott Library
The University of Texas at Dallas, located in the heart of a complex of major multinational technology corporations, offers 129 degree programs with concentrations in natural sciences, engineering, behavioral sciences, and management. Located in the heart of the campus, McDermott Library offers more than 1.4 million volumes and more than 40,000 electronic journals. The Library is a Federal and Texas State Depository. For additional information please visit the library's website at www.utdallas.edu/library.
The Encore discovery services platform (www.encoreforlibraries.com) transforms how users uncover the rich and varied resources the library has to offer by uniting content, community, and discovery. No matter which ILS a library uses—or its level of development resources or staff expertise—Encore provides a reliable solution that makes it easy to offer the latest information technologies. At its core is the Encore Framework developed using modern, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) software design principles. The Framework supports a suite of robust applications and Web Service offerings that can be tailored to meet the needs of any library. What's more, Encore Services provides a dedicated "Pit Crew" that backs the product with same-day, in-library installation, hosted options (SaaS), and more. With Encore, it's all right here.
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces (www.iii.com) dedicates its energies to meeting the needs of libraries and the challenges of library automation. The company has fulfilled this mission with first-rate services and products such as the Millennium integrated library platform, INN-Reach resource sharing, Electronic Resource Management, and the Encore discovery services platform. Today, thousands of libraries of all types in over 40 countries rely on Innovative's products, services, and support. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.