Emeryville, CA. Innovative and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) have extended their strategic partnership to incorporate all platforms in the expanded Innovative product portfolio, including Polaris ILS, Vital, and Virtua. The partnership activities between the two companies for Innovative's Sierra Services Platform and Encore Duet will continue.
"In recent years, EBSCO and Innovative have launched successful initiatives designed to improve the library experience for staff and patrons," says Innovative CEO Kim Massana. "Encore Duet, for example, leverages the combined expertise of both companies to provide a single search for the local catalog and digital collections, as well as articles from EBSCO Discovery Service."
Encore Duet is the newest implementation of the market leading Encore Discovery Platform that integrates the full portfolio of EDS content and metadata with the library's local collections. This makes a powerful, single search result of all of the library's holdings. In addition, the Agreement provides the opportunity for Innovative to integrate other EBSCO products including the EBSCO Knowledgebase into Innovative's various ILS and Library Services Platform offerings.
EBSCO's Executive Vice President, Sam Brooks says: "We know our customers are continually seeking ways to improve access to library collections and provide a seamless patron experience and that is absolutely our focus. The continuing success of our partnership with Innovative is a testament to what two vendors can accomplish when they decide it is in their collective best interests to develop solutions that leverage their strengths and, most importantly, serve the needs of their customers."
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 6,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 650,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
Innovative (www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the broadest and most complete portfolios of library automation products on the market today. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in 66 countries and has offices around the world.