Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, the world's leading provider of Web-powered, Java-based automated library systems, announced that it has entered into a three-year agreement that renews its partnership with metasearch technology specialists MuseGlobal. Under this agreement, MuseGlobal will continue to provide the underlying search technology that supports MetaFind, Innovative's federated search product offering. Since its initial release in 2001, MetaFind has established itself as a market leader offering integrated, flexible metasearch functionality that queries any searchable online database, subscription database, or library catalog.
A Number of “Firsts”
“Innovative can be proud of a number of ‘firsts' in the metasearch marketplace,” says Dr. Peter Noerr, chief technology officer at MuseGlobal. “They were the first to sign on with MuseGlobal, the first to offer filtering and sorting of search results, and the first to place metasearch technology into an overall strategy that included resource linking and authentication.”
History of the Relationship
In 2001, Innovative chose MuseGlobal because it offered the best option for a sustainable technology with the potential for continuous improvement—and because the product had been in development since 1997. The ongoing relationship also has allowed MuseGlobal to improve its product based on feedback from Innovative customers.
“MuseGlobal has given Innovative a state-of-the-art technology for Millennium,” says Betsy Graham, Innovative's vice president of product management. “We expect that our partnership will continue to be fruitful in the coming years.”
Celebrating 25 years of partnership with the library community, Innovative Interfaces (www.iii.com) is the leader in providing Web-powered, Java™-based automated library systems. Its flagship product offering, Millennium, is an acknowledged market leader installed in thousands of libraries in 41 countries around the world. The company is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices in Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Korea, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.