CARE Affiliates announced that OpinionArchives has purchased and implemented MasterKey to provide federated searching across their digital archives.
OpinionArchives www.OpinionArchives.com offers an electronic collection of scholarly journals of opinion including archives from The Nation, Commentary, New York Review of Books, NACLA, Harpers and other journals as well. They are known for providing an accessible and invaluable source of information for students, researchers and the general public. Their archives are in use by thousands of libraries.
MasterKey is the software used to build Metasearch.OpinionArchives.com It is a very affordable and extremely fast search tool, with a very user-friendly interface that instantly retrieves results. It offers users greater satisfaction through ranked, merged results and faceted manipulation of the search results. CARE Affiliates offers MasterKey as a hosted service and provides customization, maintenance and support of the application.
"OpinionArchives is joining the open source revolution and helping to lead the way for libraries and organizations looking to adopt open source solutions." said Carl Grant, President of CARE Affiliates, "MasterKey is a product of Index Data, our strategic partner. It is a hosted, federated search service that allows organizations like OpinionArchives to easily provide a powerful, yet easy-to-use, solution to their customers and users."
"Customer response to our new search capabilities across our collection has been very favorable." said Joe Collins, CEO, OpinionArchives,"They are equally impressed by the performance and simplicity of the federated search. Existing customers are adding titles and new customers are adding our scholarly collection."
About CARE Affiliates, Inc.
CARE Affiliates provides services and products based on open source software to libraries and information centers around the world. These services include consulting, selection, packaging, integration, installation, support, hosting (SaaS), maintenance and continued development. Products include repositories, federated search tools, preservation and archiving solutions. CARE Affiliates is an international organization with offices in Chicago, Illinois, Blacksburg, Virginia and Toronto, Canada. Learn more about CARE at www.care-affiliates.com
OpinionArchives has been creating and selling digital archives since 2000. Our collections cover politics, arts, culture, religion and international coverage. OpinionArchives, partnering with Ebsco on several archives, recently approved a generous bundled discount for academic and public libraries. Visit www.OpinionArchives.com.