March 25, 2009 Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that two UK academic libraries have gone live with Encore: the University of Exeter and the Wellcome Library.
"The University of Exeter is a leading, research-led university with top-flight ambitions both within the UK and on the international stage," says Martin Myhill, Assistant Director of Collections and Research Support. "We were keen to employ the increased integration and functionality afforded by Encore. By integrating print collections with electronic counterparts our customers have never had an easier way to find appropriate resources to support their research and teaching requirements."
Robert Kiley, Head of e-Strategy the Wellcome Library says: "We have a clear need to provide easier access to the Library's holdings, and do so in ways which are intuitive, engaging and exploit both Web 2.0 functionality and the richness of the way we have cataloged these objects. In implementing Encore, all the Library's collections—whether they are described in Innovative's Millennium ILS, Wellcome Images, or our Archives and Manuscripts—can be available through a single interface."
About the University of Exeter
The University of Exeter is one of the UK's most popular and successful universities with the Streatham campus widely regarded as one of the most attractive in Britain. There are 14,000 students across three campuses (two in Exeter, one in Cornwall), of whom 3,500 are postgraduates. Among traditional research-led universities, Exeter offers an exceptionally wide range of opportunities for its students to develop personally and professionally—from management training, to business placements, to one of the UK's largest student volunteering and pre-teacher training programs, to a world-wide network of study abroad opportunities. University of Exeter has one of the highest National Student Survey rankings in the country and has maintained its top-ten position for four years running. In 2008, the University was rated fourth among full-service UK universities.
About the Wellcome Library
Through its collections and services, the Wellcome Library provides insight and information to anyone seeking to understand medicine and its role in society, past and present. More than 30,000 readers visited us last year, including historians, academics, students, health professionals, health consumers, journalists, artists, and members of the general public. Part of the Wellcome Collection, a major new £30 million public venue developed by the Wellcome Trust, the Library has over 750,000 books and journals, an extensive range of manuscripts, archives and films, and more than 250,000 pictures. We are one of the world's major resources for the study of medical history and we also provide access to a growing collection of contemporary biomedical information resources relating to consumer health, popular science, biomedical ethics, and the public understanding of science. In 2005 the Wellcome Library was awarded 'Designated' status by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. This means that its collections have been recognized as being outstanding as an historical, evidential, and cultural resource of national and international importance in the field of the history of medicine. The accolade gives public recognition to the significance of the Library's rich and diverse holdings and to the fact that the Library meets high standards in collection management and service to the public.
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.