Emeryville, CA—Innovative announced today that the company and its 31 development partners are at work on Version 2.0 of the Encore discovery services platform. One key part of the 2.0 development phase will be tightening the integration of delivery components in the Encore experience. Requesting—including from ASRS off-site storage systems—will take place within Encore. Delivery functions will be supported by improved authentication handling that allows seamless movement between discovery and delivery activities such as viewing licensed database articles. Encore 2.0 also marks the introduction of community features. The first such feature, Community Tagging, allows users to add terms to items in the collection.
"Along with our library partners, we've created the best discovery tool libraries have ever deployed and we are determined to make getting the desired items as easy as finding them," says Senior Product Manager Dinah Sanders. "We share our partners' excitement about bringing truly integrated tagging to library interfaces. Without altering the MARC record, users can help other users find and understand materials. It's a great complement to rich catalog data because it can account for community-specific annotations (like course numbers) as well as emerging terminology not found in library subject headings. We are privileged to have such a large and diverse group of libraries as our partners in the creation of Encore 2.0."
Encore is now in general release. At press time, sites live with Encore include: Binghamton University [SUNY] (NY); California State University (CSU), Fresno; Deakin University (Australia); Deschutes Public Library (OR); Genesee District Library (MI); Georgetown University (DC); Greene County Public Library (OH); Michigan State University; Nashville Public Library (TN); Scottsdale Public Library System (AZ); University of Glasgow (Scotland); University of Kentucky; University of Queensland (Australia); Wadsworth Public Library (OH); Westerville Public Library (OH); and Yale University's Lillian Goldman Law Library (CT).
Libraries that have selected Encore now include those using Aleph, Unicorn, Voyager, and Innovative's Millennium ILS systems.
Aleph and Voyager are trademarks of ExLibris, LTD. Unicorn is a trademark of SirsiDynix.
About Innovative Interfaces
For over 25 years, Innovative Interfaces has dedicated its energies to meeting the needs of libraries and the challenges of library automation. The company has fulfilled this mission with first-rate services and products such as the Millennium integrated library platform, the INN-Reach direct consortia borrowing solution, Electronic Resource Management, and the Encore discovery services platform. Today, thousands of libraries of all types in over 40 countries rely on Innovative's products, services, and support. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.