July 30, 2010 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that Encore Synergy, a product that brings the whole library and more to a single search, is live at nine institutions: Deakin University (Australia), HELIN Library Consortium (RI), Sacramento Public Library (CA), Saginaw Valley State University (MI), Scottsdale Public Library System (AZ), West Bloomfield Township Public Library (MI), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE), University of San Diego (CA), and Wellcome Library (United Kingdom). Encore Synergy is the only way to bring books, live full-text articles, e-resource information, programs, course reserves, and more to a single search box.
"Innovative's approach to discovery goes beyond the limitations of both federated search and aggregated index models," says John McCullough, Vice President, Encore Division. "Encore Synergy unlocks the full power of libraries on the web, by providing immediate discovery of everything they contribute to their communities. We recognize the commitment of the Encore Team and its library development partners in their efforts towards the very best discovery tool on the market."
Key Features of Encore Synergy
Encore Synergy libraries benefit from:
- Single search box for local and remote resources
- Deep Article Integration for seamless presentation of full-text, real-time article content
- Persistent facets for books and articles
- Dedicated Article Discovery mode
- Integration of access and licensing information for electronic resources
- Google Books preview
- Library-subject-driven tag cloud
- Integrated Meebo for librarian live-chat
- Community participation features
- Freedom from the requirement of data loading, federated search tool, or link resolver
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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 team 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.