November 11, 2009 -- Emeryville, CA—. Innovative announced today that the development of Encore Reporter, the product that brings the power and ease of Encore Discovery to library-business information, now benefits from the participation of a group of academic libraries that has grown to eight. These libraries are focusing on further developing the features of Encore Reporter that provide collection- and cost-analysis reports to library staff. The academic libraries partnering with Innovative are American University of Law (DC); Ballarat University (Australia); Michigan State University; Stetson School of Law (FL); University of Cadiz (Spain); University of Nebraska, Lincoln; University of Sydney (Australia); University of Wollongong (Australia).
Encore Reporter provides multi-dimensional and visually elegant reports on key performance indicators, operational statistics, patron and material usage analysis, print and e-resource usage, collection development, and more. Encore Reporter empowers library staff to make more informed decisions, which is more important than ever in a challenging service and economic environment.
Says Billie Jo Kaufman of the American University of Law: "As a Chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Libraries, I know it is important to get the right statistics, and get them easily, in the format that funders and other organizations want. What Encore Reporter will do is to present our data and allow us to see it from a number of angles that will give us more and better information. Essentially, we will get more out of the data that we put in the Millennium system, in terms of content, and how it is used."
The group of academic partners complements the existing group of eight public libraries involved in the Encore Reporter development project.
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 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.