January 16, 2010 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces announced today that it has entered into a technology partnership with EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) bringing together two of the library community's most well-regarded vendors. This partnership will offer integrated access to a library's own EBSCOhost subscriptions through the library's Innovative Encore Discovery platform. The agreement also allows Encore customers to add reading recommendations directly into Encore catalog results for mutual customers who use NoveList Select.
Innovative will utilize the EBSCOhost Integration Toolkit (EIT) to access metadata from EBSCOhost databases for which the library has a current subscription. The partnership will bring new features to those offered through the EIT including source type, publication title, and facets to expose the subject and date range of the results set. This integration will provide the means for Encore searchers to retrieve real-time search results from EBSCOhost for databases subscribed to via EBSCO, without the need to pre-index the content, integrated with their catalog search results. EIT also provides links to the underlying full-text with support for a variety of file formats.
Betsy Graham, Vice President, Product Management at Innovative Interfaces, observes, "Accessing metadata from EBSCOhost databases the library subscribes to through Encore's powerful user-focused interface is the best of both worlds for users. Using modern Web Services-based technologies the way they're intended means more current, integrated and comprehensive article discovery. Patrons find everything the library has to offer in one search. More and more, it really is "All Right Here" with Encore!"
NoveList Select provides reading recommendations from within a library's catalog helping promote books that are on the shelves and expands user access to a library's full collection. Innovative will enable mutual customers to provide NoveList Select directly through the Encore user interface providing users direct access to this recommendation service that ranks among the most popular electronic resources in libraries today.
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of EBSCO Publishing Michael Gorrell says, "This agreement capitalizes on the strengths of both partners. EBSCO and Innovative have demonstrated the ability to continually address customer needs in creative ways. Partnering on web services content delivery and having rich reading recommendations from NoveList Select easily accessible from the Encore platform benefits library patrons and enriches the user experience."
Integration of EBSCOhost content and availability of NoveList Select is currently planned for early this year.
About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search, Business Source, CINAHL, DynaMed, Literary Reference Center, MasterFILE, NoveList, SocINDEX and SPORTDiscus as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database, EconLit, INSPEC, MEDLINE, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher's Index, PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.