Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces announced a new release of its Content Pro digital asset management solution, which allows libraries to create, manage, and share digital collections on the Web. This newest release of Content Pro offers straightforward, elegant design and a user-friendly interface that is easy for both staff and patrons to use. Updated features of Content Pro 2.1 include a modern new look, a customizable header and footer for branding a library's online presence, and a carousel viewer for digital items.
A new slideshow feature offers a dynamic way to showcase all types of materials, including images, audio files, or videos. This feature allows library staff to curate digital exhibitions, create faculty instructional aids, promote special collections, and tell stories with collections. "Embed code" lets library staff insert slideshows onto a library's home page, Facebook page, or any other Web destination.
Sorting options in collections and search results give users more flexibility when viewing digital items. Live streaming of Flash and QuickTime videos, the ability to convert QuickTime video files to Flash format for viewing in the multimedia player, and a full-screen view option for Flash files enhance the user experience of video collections.
A new Content Pro desktop app allows library staff to easily administer their system, including the ability to manage collections and staff log-ins, batch-load digital items, convert CSV and MARC files for batch loading, and gather usage statistics. LDAP and/or IP address authentication makes it possible to restrict access to protected collections to a library's community, whether in an academic or public setting.
"The upgrades in Content Pro 2.1 continue our commitment to make it easy for library staff to share their library's digital collections, as well as offer a powerful way for users to access, search, and browse digital content," says Lisa Conrad, Content Pro Product Manager. "I think library staff will be pleased with the greater administrative control and enhanced collection presentation that Release 2.1 offers."
Content Pro at the ALA Midwinter Meeting
Innovative will be demonstrating Content Pro at ALA Midwinter Booth #1823, January 20-22, 2012 in Dallas, TX.
About Content Pro
Content Pro is the digital asset management system that makes archives, special collections, and other digital materials visible and accessible to the widest possible audience on the Web. With its intuitive Web-based submission forms, powerful search interface, and harvestable metadata design, Content Pro provides a complete solution to the digital collection publishing needs of libraries.
Flash is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated, QuickTime is a trademark of Apple Inc.
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces 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.