Emeryville, CA—Innovative announced today that it will begin offering a suite of content and metadata delivery products called the Content Access Service (CASE). In addition to the Coverage Data Service the company announced earlier this year, CASE will provide a portfolio of offerings including a MARC Record Service and a Web-based Profile Manager. Together, these services will simplify library administration of e-resources and ensure that patrons get the most comprehensive and easy-to-use digital library available. CASE will be available to Innovative customers using integrated information discovery tools such as Electronic Resource Management, the Millennium library management system, and the WebBridge smart-linking solution.
The Coverage Data Service provides title, ISBN, and date range information appropriate to the e-resources a given library uses. This kind of accurate information from a trusted source makes administration by staff easier and guarantees successful patron searches whether through the online catalog or the Innovative ERM portal. This service will also provide a "ready to post" A to Z journal title list so patrons can get another way to access e-journals with minimal staff effort.
The CASE MARC Record Service, scheduled for early 2006, will enhance patron access to e-resources by providing in-depth, pre-cataloged information for any e-serial a library offers. This service will be an efficient way to represent the full breadth of a library's digital sources on the online catalog so patron searches are more successful and staff don't have to catalog each and every e-resource title individually.
Also scheduled for the first part of 2006, the CASE Profile Manager will make it easy for libraries to create their particular profile of e-resources through an easy-to-use Web based tool.
Early implementers of CASE include the University of Colorado at Boulder, the National University of Singapore, and Scottsdale Public Library System.
For over 25 years, Innovative Interfaces has dedicated its energies to meeting the needs of libraries and the challenges of library automation. Core to this mission are trusted products including the Millennium integrated library management system, INN-Reach next-generation resource sharing, the Symposia digital repository, and Electronic Resource Management. Today, thousands of libraries of all types in over 40 countries rely on Innovative's products, services, and support. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.