Emeryville, CA—Innovative announced today that Encore Duet provides a complete discovery solution that blends books & eBooks, digital collections, institutional repositories, and articles from EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles available. Library users easily discover their library's local collections as well as EDS articles with specialized facets for deeper searching. Formerly the product was called Encore with EDS.
Encore Duet is the outcome of a partnership with EBSCO Information Services that continues to evolve. New Encore Duet features will be introduced at the end of May, such as an improved EDS merging algorithm, additional EDS Advanced Search options, and EDS alphabetical facet sorting.
What Libraries Say About Encore Duet
"Encore Duet keeps users in one interface, for essential tasks they need to do such as searching across resources, placing holds on local materials, viewing their library patron records, or saving record links for later use."
— Brent Searle, Library Systems Manager
Langara College (Canada)
"Encore Duet leverages the power of our local collections and key discovery resources in one interface. The integration of the facets and search results ensure our patrons have the most relevant information at their fingertips."
— Stephanie S. Kaceli, Assistant Director, Technical Services/Systems
Cairn University (PA)
"Encore Duet works well for public libraries because it is simple to use yet also meets the needs of users conducting demanding inquiries. We are making it easier for patrons to discover and use library collections including our licensed databases and rapidly growing eBook services."
—Tom Sloan, Executive Director
Mid-Hudson Library System (NY)
"Encore Duet is the result of our outstanding partnership with EBSCO representing the 'perfect harmony' between discovery and content," says SVP of Global Marketing Gene Shimshock. "We have seen adoption of Encore Duet by both public and academic libraries that recognize the power of this pairing, which is based on Encore's proven search features and the depth of indexing and content that only EDS can provide."
Innovative (www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers the broadest and most complete portfolio of library automation products on the market today. Innovative's flagship library services platform, Sierra, is the most rapidly adopted product in library automation history. The company's versatile and market-leading solutions also include the Polaris and Millennium Integrated Library Systems, the Encore discovery solution, the Decision Center collection management tool, the SkyRiver cataloging service, and INN-Reach resource sharing. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in over 50 countries and has offices around the world.