October 9, 2008 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces today announced the development of Encore xQuery, a Web Service API that offers search and retrieval access to the Encore database. Planned for release in early 2009, Encore xQuery will provide locally developed library applications with flexible access to data from a wide range of record types.
Encore xQuery is the newest offering within the Encore suite of products. Developed using Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) design principles, Encore is supported by the Encore Framework on which building-block applications are layered. Current applications include the Encore Discovery client, Encore Harvester and now Encore xQuery. These offerings can be mixed and matched to best suit the particular needs of any library.
Betsy Graham, Vice President of Product Management states: "The launch of Encore xQuery is the next step in the vision established when Encore was first launched. Encore can offer libraries sleek end-user discovery capabilities, but is also designed to leverage and liberate library data. As we move forward with Encore development, libraries will have multiple ways to bring the best of search and analysis functionality to their users and staff."
The Encore discovery services platform (www.encoreforlibraries.com) transforms how users uncover the rich and varied resources the library has to offer by uniting content, community, and discovery. No matter which ILS a library uses—or its level of development resources or staff expertise—Encore provides a reliable solution that makes it easy to offer the latest information technologies. At its core is the Encore Framework developed using modern, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) software design principles. The Framework supports a suite of robust applications and Web Service offerings that can be tailored to meet the needs of any library. What's more, Encore Services provides a dedicated "Pit Crew" that backs the product with single-day, in-library installation, hosted options (SaaS), and more. With Encore, it's all right here.
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces (www.iii.com) dedicates 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, INN-Reach resource sharing, 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.