September 10, 2010 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces announced today that Salt Lake City Public Library (UT) is live with Encore Synergy, the product that brings the whole library—books, articles, and more—to users with a single search.
Says Head of Computer Services Tebbin Salvesen: "Encore Synergy accomplishes three home runs for our users by searching our local collection, searching article databases, and bringing both kinds of content to the first results page."
Encore Synergy also provides a user experience makes navigating complex information simple. "I think that people want a very broad search like Google provides," says Salvesen, "but sometimes they just want to know if you have The Cat in the Hat. With Encore we get best-in-class results for both. I also like the tag cloud because it helps patrons think about their search and provides them with new directions they may not have thought of."
About Salt Lake City Public Library
For more than 100 years, The Salt Lake City Public Library has been expanding your world by providing the information you need for school, work, and personal fulfillment. "The Free Public Library of Salt Lake City" first opened on February 14, 1898. Today, the library system consists of the Main Library and five branches. The system, which is under the direction of a library board, circulates more than three million items each year. In the last decade, each location has been remodeled, expanded, or rebuilt in order to meet the growing needs of our city.
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 what 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, which is 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 fulfills 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 more than 50 countries rely on Innovative's products, services, and support. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.