San Francisco, CA USA December 19, 2002 - San Francisco Public Library has released their WebFeat Prism system to the public. The WebFeat Prism enables Library patrons to simultaneously search their entire collection of disparate databases through a single intuitive interface.
San Francisco's WebFeat system incorporates a unique assortment of databases, including its proprietary San Francisco Historical Photographic collection, its San Francisco Community Services Directory of local government and non-profit organizations, as well as a Telnet periodicals catalog. The system's Spanish interface was custom designed by the staff of San Francisco Public Library.
"We are very pleased to offer this state-of-the-art information technology to our patrons," said Roberto Esteves of San Francisco Public Library, "the WebFeat system helps the library fulfill its goal of providing the best information content in the most convenient way possible to our users."
San Francisco Public Library's WebFeat system includes the WebFeat Usage Tracker ("WUT"), which tracks and reports usage for the Librarys 70+ databases. WUT eliminates the time-consuming requirement to request usage data from dozens of content providers, then compile into a cogent report.
"We are very excited to be working with San Francisco Public Library," said Todd Miller, Founder and CEO of WebFeat, "the WebFeat system they have designed reflects the vision of the library staff."
WebFeat is the developer of the remarkable, patent-pending WebFeat Prism, used by over 1,000 leading public, academic, and corporate libraries, including more than half of the top 20 U.S. public libraries. Other products include the WebFeat Usage Tracker (WUT) and the WebFeat Authentication Manager (WAM). Originally founded in 1992 as an information technology consultancy, WebFeat has earned industry recognition from leading organizations such as Gartner and Library Journal. Learn more about WebFeat at www.webfeat.org.