Emeryville, CA-- June 26, 2013. Innovative Interfaces, Inc. and Bowker Syndetic Solutions—the premier source of specialized high-quality enriched book, eBook, and media content—have reaffirmed their partnership to bring integrated, rich content to Encore users. Encore is the only real-time discovery solution for Innovative libraries, and does not rely on batch loading/uploading of library holdings. It connects patrons to the resources they need from an interface that is easy to use and customized for specific library communities.
Current Key Features of Encore and Syndetic Solutions
- Encore citations display Syndetics cover art in result browse, record detail, and bookcart views
- Covert art in Encore links to the complete Syndetics content library for each title
- Selected Syndetics content is integrated into citation displays, including Awards, Reviews, Summaries, Table of Contents, Fiction Profiles, Author Notes, etc.
Says Innovative Product Manager Sarah Hickman-Auger, "We see the great value of Syndetic Solutions content and have been proud to feature it in our products. We are already hearing positive feedback from customers about our commitment to extending the functional integration between Encore and Syndetic Solutions content."
"The goal of Syndetics Solutions is to support libraries by enhancing the experience of their users," says Sharon Lubrano, ProQuest Vice President and General Manager, Bowker. "Industry collaborations like this partnership with Encore enable us to extend that mission. We're delighted to have Syndetics data surfacing seamlessly within Encore."
"Our companies have had a valuable partnership through the years and we are committed to extending this collaboration for the benefit of libraries and their users," says Kim Massana, CEO of Innovative. "Innovative is committed to making the Encore discovery experience as complete and seamless as possible."
Available Now! See Encore ES and Syndetic Solutions at ALA Annual 2013
Encore ES is now available to all libraries regardless of integrated library system or library services platform. Innovative will be presenting Encore ES and Syndetic Solutions at ALA Booth #1827 in Chicago.
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About Syndetic Solutions
Syndetic Solutions is the premier source of specialized high-quality enriched book, eBook and media content. Syndetic Solutions offers more than 40 million unique descriptive data components, powered by Books In Print, with content for books, CDs and DVDs, that bring your catalog to life. New content is added weekly, totaling more than 100,000 new titles each year. It is specifically designed to enhance library online catalogs and discovery layers, accessible through Bowker's Developer Network.
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.