July 10, 2009 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces announced today the development of Encore Reporter, an exciting new product that provides complete next-generation reporting on the data libraries need most. Encore Reporter provides dynamic and visually elegant reports on key performance indicators, operational statistics, patron and material usage analysis, print and e-resource usage, collection development, and more.
Encore Reporter's relational data-store enables drill-down capabilities that expose the information libraries need to promote, understand, and improve their library services. Faceted searching, visual analysis, mash-up capabilities, and other presentation options make data analysis quick and easy. Building on the powerful Encore Framework, Encore Reporter's seamless integration of all kinds of data means complete and accurate reporting of all aspects of your library's operation. Initial features include:
- Circulation and patron trends plus mapping
- Google Maps mash-ups
- Faceted drill-down capabilities
- Popular titles and material-type trends
- Collection development and e-resource coverage
- Cost and usage analysis
- Export to Excel and other popular formats
Relevant to All Types of Libraries
Innovative has partnered with academic and public libraries to ensure that Encore Reporter will deliver relevant data to any kind of library. The group currently includes: American University Law School (DC), eLGAR Library Consortium (New Zealand), Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library (IN), Jefferson County Public Library (CO), Michigan State University, Multnomah County Library (OR), Naperville Public Library (IL), San Diego County Library (CA), Stetson School of Law (FL), Toledo-Lucas County Library (OH), Tulsa City-County Library (OK), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Westerville Public Library (OH).
The Big Picture
"Encore Reporter makes it easy to see the big picture of what is going on at a library—everything from what's popular to how much e-journals cost per-use," says Aaron Blazer, Vice President at Innovative. "It is going to give librarians more data, presented more easily than ever before. We are leveraging the technology of the Encore Framework and techniques perfected in the Encore Discovery interface, making Encore Reporter unique in the library technology industry."
Discover What Reporting Can Look Like!
Those attending the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago (July 11-14), can see a demonstration of Encore Reporter at Innovative Interfaces' booth (#4234). For more information about Encore Reporter, or screen shots for publication, please write email@example.com.
Encore Reporter and Encore Framework are trademarks of Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft, Inc. Google Maps is a trademark of Google, Inc.
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.