January 17, 2010 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that Encore Discovery now offers deep article integration to promote the most relevant article content alongside catalog results, making articles more findable through facets and other discovery tools. This new feature set is native to Encore—not federated search—but a solution that streams enhanced data directly from content providers via modern Web Services to deliver faster results and a superior user experience. Unlike other products on the market, Encore prominently presents articles that are relevant and timely within the context of a discovery experience that spans the complete breadth of a library's collection.
"Encore Discovery allows libraries to offer the universe of books and articles while providing discovery tools that ensure user success," says John McCullough, Vice President, Encore Division at Innovative. "With deep article integration, the scope and effectiveness of Encore just got a whole lot bigger."
McCullough continues: "Encore Discovery reflects the combined intelligence of the library's collection development efforts, controlled vocabularies of both print and electronic articles, along with the intelligence of Encore's search algorithms. All three ingredients are essential to enable libraries to provide the best possible discovery experience."
"Encore Discovery is the only solution that provides users with easy access to both articles and books without sacrificing the relevance of either," adds Sarah Hickman Auger, Product Manager at Innovative. "Now Encore's deep article integration extends the power of discovery tools such as facets and related searches to finding the best scholarly content and recent news."
On an initial search, Encore previews top article results in the catalog results view, promoting the most current scholarly content on the very first page. Encore exposes the abstract content for each article (to aid in evaluation), and whenever possible, a direct link to the full text is included on the browse display. An articles format facet allows users to focus exclusively on article results, and article-specific facets can refine results to full-text or peer-reviewed materials. What's more, Encore leverages its Did You Mean? algorithm to help users clarify and continue searches on the article screen; and a tag cloud driven by library subject headings and community tags guides users to related searches for articles. Deep article integration is available to any library using Encore 3.3 and higher, and the newest features are showcased in Encore 4.0.
For more information and a screen image, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We also invite you to see Encore Discovery's new article integration capabilities at ALA Midwinter 2010 at booth #1912.
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.