Emeryville, CA. UC Hastings College of the Law Library has installed Encore Synergy, which offers expanded article access and advanced search capability to staff and users. Among other sources, the Library is integrating articles from ProQuest, Google Scholar, and HeinOnline's Core Collections that comprise more than 40 million pages of legal history, including more than 1,500 law and related periodicals.
The Library now presents Encore article sources as the default search option, while still providing access to the print collection in a single search. Says Technical Services Librarian Marlene Bubrick: "We chose to spread the article sources across a number of disciplines to increase their research value and pinpoint the needs of faculty and law students, who are increasingly in need of interdisciplinary resources. Article resources are crucial for law research, because they provide quality information. They also have to be up to date, and we get that with Encore."
Bubrick continues: "As far as searching features, the faculty wants a deep subject area search, whereas students generally want a broader view of 'what exists out there' in terms of a particular subject. Keyword searching is the route students take and the new advanced search is a great tool for librarians. For all our users, faceting helps them drill down to what they need. Faceting for HeinOnline is particularly helpful because there are so many titles in that resource."
You can see the Library's implementation of Encore at http://encore.uchastings.edu/iii/encore/.
About UC Hastings College of the Law
UC Hastings College of the Law was founded as California's first law school in 1878 by Serranus Clinton Hastings. The Law Library serves as a central focus of the law school campus. The Library's collection of over 650,000 volumes includes an extensive collection of United States and international materials, as well as federal and California government documents.
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative creates cutting-edge products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and the freedom to implement solutions that best meet their specific needs. The company's versatile and market-leading solutions include: the Sierra Services Platform, the Millennium ILS, the Encore Synergy discovery application, Electronic Resource Management, and INN-Reach resource sharing. An established company with a vision for the future, Innovative connects with thousands of libraries of all types in over 50 countries. Innovative's commitment to service is reflected by its 24/7/365 Help Desk, Innovative University, and the CSDirect Web support center. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.