Old Brookville, N.Y., July 9, 2003 - San Francisco Public Library (http://www.sfpl.org) has released its second-generation WebFeat Prism system to the public. The enhanced WebFeat system, which enables library patrons to simultaneously search any or all of the library's 70+ databases, was designed by the staff of San Francisco Public Library.
San Francisco's next generation search interface is the product of an extensive user study and design process conducted by the library. The 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 also includes both English and Spanish interfaces as well as a search specifically for Kids.
"We are very pleased to work with WebFeat to offer this customized interface. We were able to put together the best possible interface for our new Web site," said Roberto Esteves of San Francisco Public Library, "the WebFeat system continues to help 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 Library's 70+ databases. WUT eliminates the time-consuming requirement to request usage data from dozens of content providers, then compile into a cogent report.
"San Francisco's next generation WebFeat is a beautifully designed and executed information system," said Todd Miller, Founder and CEO of WebFeat, "what makes these innovations more compelling is the fact that they were conceived by the Library."
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.