Old Brookville, NY, March 20, 2006— Las Vegas - Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) has launched a custom WebFeat Search Prism solution as part of a major technology upgrade which included a new ILS system from Innovative Interfaces. LVCCLD now uses a custom WebFeat interface as the primary interface for its Innovative Interfaces powered catalog. Retaining the advanced search and "shopping cart" functionality of the Innovative Interfaces ILS system, WebFeat developed a custom interface for LVCCLD that includes an on-demand advanced catalog search interface and transparent integration of personalized catalog functions. LVCCLD patrons can now simultaneously search the Library's catalog and selected popular databases from a quick search box embedded within nearly every page of the Library's website. Additionally WebFeat provides a separate "Advanced Search" federated search interface for LVCCLD which enables patrons to simultaneously search any or all of the Library's more than 140 electronic resources, including the library catalog, using a single intuitive interface.
Daniel Walters, Executive Director, Las Vegas - Clark County Library District, commented, "WebFeat's staff provided extraordinary customer service during the design and implementation of our WebFeat system. We cannot say enough about the positive experience we have had in our working relationship with WebFeat. WebFeat has acted as our partner, not just a technology vendor."
The LVCCLD WebFeat system includes a number of innovations designed specifically for the Library. Among these innovations is the seamless placement of WebFeat search interfaces within LVCCLD's "Info Guides"— dynamic web pages that enable users to perform subject and context-sensitive searches within a specific subject area. Innovative Interfaces shopping cart functions are also seamlessly incorporated into WebFeat federated results sets. O ther custom features include a granular remote user authentication system which distinguishes between users of LVCCLD and other Nevada libraries. WebFeat automatically presents the appropriate databases based on each authenticated user's access privileges. WebFeat also provides statewide federated search capability for the Nevada State Library and Archives.
"We at WebFeat are very excited to have the opportunity to team with LVCCLD on such an innovative federated search solution," commented Todd Miller, President of WebFeat, "LVCCLD's commitment to tightly integrating all of its electronic resources with its catalog offering shows true vision in providing patrons with the best access to information sources."
LVCCLD's WebFeat search system is available at all 24 branch locations, or it may be accessed remotely through the library's website at http://www.lvccld.org. For more information about LVCCLD's custom WebFeat system and its seamless integration with Innovative Interfaces ILS system, view our case study at http://www.webfeat.org/features/LVCCLD_WebFeat-III.pdf.
WebFeat (U.S. patent #6,807,539) is the developer of the WEBFEAT and WebFeat Express Search Prisms, used by over 3,000 leading public, academic, government and Global 1000 libraries and information centers—including over half of the 20 largest U.S. public libraries, 8 statewide library systems, and one out of every 10 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions.
WebFeat's latest release, WebFeat 3, offers a suite of next-generation federated search tools, PRISM, the SMART COUNTER-compliant usage tracker, and MyWebFeat personalized federated search system. Originally founded in 1992 as an information technology consultancy, WebFeat has earned industry recognition from leading organizations such as Library Journal and the Gartner Group. Learn more about WebFeat at www.webfeat.org.