Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, a leading supplier of Web-based library automation systems, announced that its portal software, Millennium Access Plus (MAP), is now available as a stand-alone product.
MAP is a highly integrated portal solution that manages access to the world of online information sources which can now be used with any library's existing automation system.
MAP is made up of three key modules: WebBridge, MetaFind, and Web Access Management. WebBridge performs powerful, context-sensitive resource linking; MetaFind is a universal search interface that allows access to multiple resources with a single search; and Web Access Management supports remote-patron authentication that links patrons anywhere in the world directly to external Web servers and databases.
Innovative also announced the introduction of MAP's WebBridge resolution server, which, in addition to linking from the Millennium system to external resources, accepts incoming connections from a resource outside the system and returns an appropriate set of matches based on metadata passed to the resolution server. A WebBridge knowledge database will also be available, with a user-friendly interface for managing and adding resources.
Since its relatively recent introduction, MAP has been purchased by 26 academic and public libraries throughout the world.
"MAP's growing popularity with libraries is due in large part to its ability to provide seamless access to a diverse array of information resources," said Laurie Davidson, Product Manager at Innovative. "More than ever, the integration of library resources is essential in providing an efficient and appropriate research environment for patrons. MAP is the future of information access and beyond."