May 7, 2009 -- Emeryville, CA. Denver Public Schools (CO) has gone live with the Encore discovery services platform, with integrated federated-search results from the company's Research Pro product. Denver Public Schools is the first K-12 school to go live with Encore.
"We thought Encore was just perfect for a K-12 audience because of the single point of entrance and the 'zeroing in' capabilities of the facets and the Tag Cloud," says Systems Librarian Janne Cookman. "Kids shouldn't have to know about metadata or how the catalog is indexed and organized in order to search for and retrieve information effectively. Presenting students with several easy-to-grasp options for focusing a search, or for branching off in completely new directions, seemed like a natural fit."
DPS selected Research Pro at the same time as Encore, Cookman says, "because we felt our resources would be used more if they were displayed more prominently and could be searched more efficiently. Now students can more easily access the subscription resources that we have selected with their information needs in mind."
About Denver Public Schools
The mission of Denver Public Schools is to provide all students the opportunity to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to become contributing citizens in our society. Denver Public Schools serves the residents of the City and County of Denver, Colorado, and has a student enrollment of over 75,000 and is comprised of 152 schools. Under the leadership of newly appointed Superintendent Tom Boasberg, Denver Public Schools is committed to making Denver a national leader in student achievement, high school graduation, college and career preparation, and college matriculation.
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.