January 22, 2009 -- Emeryville, CA. Two major library systems, Jefferson County Public Library (CO) and San Diego County Library (CA) have entered into partnership agreements with the company to develop a new statistical reporting tool for its market-leading discovery services platform, Encore. To be called the Encore Reporter, this new optional module will provide a series of reports on a wide variety of operational statistics including circulation, transit, and patron data sourced from the libraries' Millennium integrated library system.
The Encore Reporter will present key performance indicators including check-outs, check-ins, holds, overdue statistics, as well as patron and location statistics in a variety of time-period reports. In addition, Reporter will offer "drill down" capability and support "mash-ups," faceted results, and other presentation options in an easy-to-use interface.
Following its successful launch of Encore, Innovative has continued to identify and develop value-added modules using development partnerships. "The development-partner model is absolutely critical to the successful launch of any product," says Aaron Blazer, Vice President at Innovative. "This approach ensures that customer vision and feedback is channeled directly into the product-development process in a rapid and iterative manner."
The Encore Reporter will be the next in a series of optional modules based on the Encore Framework. Other optional modules include the Encore Discovery Client, Encore Harvesting Services, and the Encore Query API.
The company is in various stages of discussion with other potential partners and expects to have the initial partnership group in place in the next few weeks. The initial release of Encore Reporter is planned for the second quarter of 2009.
About Jefferson County Public Library (CO)
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) works to enrich the quality of life for all people in the County by providing resources for information, education, and recreation. The Library was created in 1952 by consolidating small, independent libraries run by city or community groups into a county-wide, tax-supported system. JCPL has since grown to become the second largest library system in Colorado with a circulation of over 5.7 million items and serving more than 540,000 residents. JCPL shares a diverse collection of more than 1.2 million items among its seven full-service libraries, three community libraries, and Bookmobile—while playing a crucial role in the community by providing diverse services, resources, and expertise. On the web: http://jefferson.lib.co.us/.
About San Diego County Library (CA)
San Diego County Library (SDCL) includes 33 branches and two bookmobiles with library cards held by over 640,000 County citizens. SDCL's circulation exceeds 6.6 million books, CDs, DVDs, and other formats and the Library hosts nearly 14,000 programs annually. On the web: www.sdcl.org/.
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.