Old Brookville, NY, March 8, 2007— The Keystone Library Network (KLN) is implementing a WebFeat Enterprise Edition federated search solution. For 17 participating libraries, including 14 Pennsylvania State System universities, the WebFeat Enterprise Edition solution enables users at each library to simultaneously search a group of shared resources provided by KLN in addition to simultaneously searching the individual library's locally subscribed resources. 10 of the KLN libraries' WebFeat systems will be able to simultaneously search in excess of 100 resources each –either from within the library or remotely. Each participating library will customize and brand their WebFeat interfaces for seamless integration with individual library web pages.
"At Slippery Rock University we are looking forward to integrating WebFeat into the Library's web pages with Quick Search boxes on our existing subject resource pages. We plan to customize the interface to fully meet the needs of our students and look forward to the flexibility WebFeat provides to do that," commented Del Hamilton, Coordinator of Library Information Systems – Bailey Library, Slippery Rock University. "Compared with product and service implementations I have completed in the past 15 years, WebFeat is straightforward and easy. Since I am a one person systems operation the ease of implementation and the ongoing support provided were major factors in choosing WebFeat."
WebFeat Enterprise Edition is a custom configurable, no-hassle federated search solution that addresses the unique needs of multi-library networks looking to implement federated search solutions, including resource compatibility, multi-site authentication, profiling and usage tracking. Member library administrators can easily make changes to their WebFeat systems using the WebFeat Administrative Console. WebFeat Enterprise Edition is currently used by 16 statewide networks and dozens of smaller networks and consortia, serving thousands of libraries.
Terry S. LaTour, Dean of University Libraries, Clarion University, commented, "Clarion University is excited about joining the Keystone Library Network in making WebFeat available to our students and faculty. The positive experiences of other libraries in their use of WebFeat and the full-range of features were important factors in our selection decision. Having used other federated search software, we look forward to the high degree of compatibility WebFeat has with content providers and the streamlined implementation process that has been developed."
Participating KLN libraries include: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; California University of Pennsylvania; Cheyney University of Pennsylvania; Clarion University of Pennsylvania; East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania; Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania; Harrisburg University of Science and Technology; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania; Mansfield University of Pennsylvania; Millersville University of Pennsylvania; Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania; State Library of Pennsylvania; and West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about the KLN libraries here: http://www.passhe.edu/content/?/universities/summary
Todd Miller, President of WebFeat commented, "We are very pleased to welcome the Keystone Library Network into our growing family of WebFeat Enterprise Edition clients. We look forward to delivering a federated search solution that meets the unique needs of KLN and each member library."
WebFeat (U.S. patent #6,807,539) is the developer of the WEBFEAT and WebFeat Express Search Prisms, 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 usage tracker. WebFeat supports multiple languages and enables 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.