January 17, 2010 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces announced today that Encore Reporter is installed and in use in the following public libraries: eLGAR (Libraries for a Greater Auckland Region) (New Zealand); Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (IN); Jefferson County Public Library (CO); Multnomah County Library (OR); Naperville Public Library (IL); San Diego County Library (CA); Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (OH); and the Tulsa City-County Library (OK). Encore Reporter provides the basis for more-informed decisions by library staff by providing dynamic and visually elegant reports on key performance indicators, operational statistics, patron and material usage analysis, and more. Encore Reporter includes a suite of new reports, such as hourly-level circulation transactions, summaries of patron registration and borrowing activity by patron ZIP code, resource-sharing statistics, and more.
Building on the powerful Encore Framework, Encore Reporter's seamless data analysis and presentation means complete and accurate reporting on all aspects of a library's operation. "We continue to improve on the quality, the access to, and the depth of the information that Encore Reporter provides," says Vice President at Innovative Aaron Blazer. "For example, Encore Reporter can now tell staff circulation statistics for each hour, even at self-check stations, within a single branch. Plus, our rapid-iteration with development-partner libraries provides a steady stream of enhancements to the product. Our academic and public library customers tell us that they need to make smart decisions about staffing and collections and Encore Reporter gives them the sophisticated information they need, simply."
The development-partner group for Encore Reporter continues to contribute to the development of the product. The group currently includes: American University, Washington College of Law (DC); eLGAR (Libraries for a Greater Auckland Region) (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 University College of Law (FL); Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (OH); Tulsa City-County Library (OK); University of Ballarat (Australia); University of Nebraska, Lincoln; University of Sydney; and University of Wollongong (Australia).
The initial release of Encore Reporter also includes advanced user interface look-and-feel including new facets and navigation. To request a screen shot of Encore Reporter's Google Maps mash-up (ZIP code report), write firstname.lastname@example.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 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.