Emeryville, CA—The Company today announced that Michigan State University Libraries have introduced RightResult search technology into the online catalog as part of their WebPAC Pro implementation. Searches using RightResult return a grouped result set based on an advanced relevance-ranking algorithm developed by Innovative. The outcome is that patrons are most likely to find what they need more quickly and at the top of the results display.
"The way RightResult works is something that patrons are more familiar with," Says Nancy Fleck, Assistant Director for Technical Services. "The results are grouped together in sets of similar relevance. It's easier for them to choose between the 'most relevant' and 'relevant' groups than hunt further down for what they need. This breakdown of the search results give users a better sense of what the library has to offer."
"RightResult helps position us as similar service to those found on the Web such as search engines. Innovative has done an excellent job and it moves us to a new model for the online catalog."
The Libraries made RightResult available to students and faculty in early March, after a development partnership with Innovative that started in August 2005. "The implementation phase was really simple for us," says Dao Rong Gong, Systems Librarian. "Since implementation, we've noticed that students and faculty are getting accommodated quickly and they easily understand the logic and the groupings RightResult provides."
"RightResult is one of the features of the WebPAC Pro online catalog platform that brings libraries in line with current Web technologies and user expectations," says Innovative Product Manager Dinah Sanders. "We're proud of the development work with Michigan State that will help make this feature available with Millennium Release 2006." Planned availability of Millennium Release 2006 is mid-year.
RightResult is a trademark of Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
About Michigan State University Libraries
Michigan State University has a number of libraries on campus, including the Main Library and branch libraries such as the Business Library and the Engineering Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Libraries hold over 4,500,000 volumes, 33,000 magazine and journal subscriptions, 200,000 maps, 40,000 sound recordings, and provides access to hundreds of electronic resources.
About Innovative Interfaces
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 technology platform, 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.