American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Seattle, WA (January 19, 2007) – Inmagic, Inc., the global leader in enterprise Research Asset Management, and WebFeat, the global leader in federated searching, today announced at the ALA Midwinter Meeting a partnership that will enable Inmagic Presto customers to conduct federated searches across virtually unlimited external data sources.
Inmagic Presto is a Web-based enterprise application that enables organizations to provide authorized end users with immediate and consolidated access to the right information, even when it appears in varied formats and multiple locations across and outside of the organization. As a result, professionals spend more time on the strategic and creative initiatives that drive their organization’s success, and less time digging for information from virtual (Office documents, PDFs, audio, video, images, URLs) and physical (books, serials) information assets. Presto enables end users to both search full text and browse, in order to efficiently access critical information.
WebFeat users can simultaneously search across unlimited numbers of resources from a single intuitive interface. WebFeat’s patented translator authentication and session management technology enables WebFeat to search virtually any searchable database – a feature unique to WebFeat. WebFeat maintains a library of over 6,000 database translators – the industry’s largest. WebFeat provides a truly no-hassle implementation and configuration process as it proactively and reactively updates and upgrades translators as necessary. These actions are all completely transparent to information center staff and users.
"WebFeat's ability to search thousands of disparate external data sources is an excellent complement to Presto's categorization and search of numerous highly-varied internal data sources," commented Lourdes Engel, Inmagic's Vice President of Engineering. "By partnering with WebFeat to make this capability available to Presto customers on a subscription basis, we maximize the number of external sources that our Presto customers can search and organize in order to manage their relevant information."
"Adding the consolidated external content offered by WebFeat to the internal content managed by Presto results in a very exciting information offering," noted Todd Miller, President of WebFeat.
For more information about Presto, visit Presto product information. For more information about WebFeat, visit http://www.webfeat.org.
Inmagic, Inc. is the global leader in enterprise Research Asset Management. Inmagic's solutions are uniquely capable of organizing diverse sets of research materials and enabling our customers to gain extraordinary insights from them. Inmagic solutions are known for their flexibility, ease of use and deployment, and minimal need for information technology support. Because they are based on Microsoft® SQL Server™ and .NET technology that utilizes Web services, Inmagic applications can be integrated with and interoperate within an organization's overall information technology infrastructure. For more information, visit http://www.inmagic.com or call toll-free 800.229.8398. Inmagic is a registered trademark of Inmagic, Inc. Other trademarks or trade names are the property of their respective holders.
WebFeat (U.S. patent #6,807,539) is the developer of the WebFeat Search Prism, used by over 5,000 leading public, academic, government and Global 1000 libraries and information centers—including over half of the 20 largest U.S. public libraries, 16 statewide library systems, and 2 out of every 10 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions.
WebFeat offers next-generation federated search tools to meet the needs of any library. Products include: The WebFeat Custom and WebFeat Express search prisms, WebFeat Enterprise Edition for multi-library networks and SMART, WebFeat’s COUNTERcompliant usage tracker. The WebFeat Express International Edition supports 7 languages, enabling users to dynamically change language displays. 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 http://www.webfeat.org..