June 20, 2006 - West Hartford, CT -- In conjunction with the ALA 2006 Annual Conference in New Orleans, Index Data is introducing a hosted metasearch service.
The Library of Texas metasearch service that we developed for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in 2004 has advanced features that many other metasearch services still lack in 2006. Now we are offering a hosted service based on the Library of Texas at a very affordable price (see below). And because we do not charge license fees, our prices are the same for consortia as they are for individual libraries!
To check out the service, go to www.libraryoftexas.org and sign on as a guest. To experience how the service can access commercial content, visit booth 3062 in New Orleans, or email us at email@example.com for a demonstration.
Special Discounted Pricing Thru August 31, 2006
|Setup Fee for Basic Metasearch Service:||$25,000 per installation (normally $50,000)|
|Annual Fee for Basic Service:||$5,000 per installation (normally $7,000)|
|Annual Cost per Target Database:||$50 per database per installation|
About Index Data
Index Data has been developing standards-based information retrieval technology since 1994. Publishers, software vendors and libraries around the world use the company's technology and services to meet demanding and sophisticated information retrieval challenges. We distribute most of our software under an open source license and our solutions are completely standards-based.
Index Data has been providing metasearch services for libraries even before the term was invented. Content providers such as the Library of Congress, Paratext, Scholastic and the Taylor and Francis Group use our custom gateway and server services to help them be better targets for all metasearch services. Content providers turn to Index Data for these services because we understand metasearch technology at its deepest level.