January 8, 2019 - Silicon Valley, CA - Yewno, Inc., a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence solutions, today announces that the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) has adopted its Yewno Discover platform for patron use in its libraries. Santa Clara County is the first public library system in the nation to adopt Discover in all of its libraries. Yewno Discover is an intuitive, cutting-edge research tool, powered by Artificial Intelligence. From high schoolers to lifelong learners, public library patrons will appreciate researching subjects using Discover due to its ease of use.
Patrons can use Discover to query a concept of interest to them, and then explore millions of possible connections between related concepts. Once the user has identified related concepts of interest, Discover will surface relevant content from its vast collection of scholarly articles, books, and databases. It is a highly visual tool that makes research easily navigable and fun while ensuring comprehensive and credible coverage.
SCCLD is committed to providing its patrons with an open forum promoting knowledge, ideas and cultural enrichment. Providing access to Yewno Discover is a prime example of this commitment. "Part of what has always attracted patrons to libraries is that we offer a free and non-biased collection of materials and services in which they can browse content, be inspired by ideas, and explore almost any subject," says Diane Roche, Director of Marketing & Communications at SCCLD. "Discover is an intuitive, completely new way for our patrons to research areas of interest."
From school project research to health inquiries, Discover puts the power of information navigation in the users' hands," added Ruth Pickering, Co-Founder and Chief BD & Strategy Officer, Yewno, Inc. "In addition to helping patrons obtain the knowledge they are seeking, it can uncover new connections they might have not otherwise made."
Founded in 2015, Yewno is helping the world to uncover the undiscovered through its new inference engine, which introduces an entirely new approach to knowledge discovery. Mimicking the human brain, the Yewno inference engine incorporates machine learning, cognitive science, neural networks, and computational linguistics into an intelligent framework to enhance human understanding by correlating concepts across vast volumes sources. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, and with offices in London and New York, Yewno is backed by leading investors including Pacific Capital and currently has numerous partnerships across top research universities, publishers, the finance sector and content aggregators worldwide. Yewno was recently named Outsell's 2017 Emerging Company of the Year, and was chosen from among 250 major disruptors in the global information industry.
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About the Santa Clara County Library District
The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes more than 1.9 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from home or work. In 2014, SCCLD celebrated one hundred years of service to local residents. For the last eleven years, SCCLD has been consistently recognized as one of America's Star Libraries by Library Journal. In 2018, SCCLD was ranked among the top ten $30M+ libraries in the United States in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. In 2014 and 2015, SCCLD won Innovator Awards from the Urban Libraries Council.
The Santa Clara County Library District includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In 2018, the Santa Clara County Library District had more than 268,000 library cardholders and welcomed 3.3 million visitors who borrowed 9.3 million items.