ENCORE, Innovative Interfaces, Syracuse University Library, library automation, Voyager, next generation catalog, search engine
Library and Information Science
In 2008, Syracuse University Library, in conjunction with Moon Library (SUNY Environmental Science of Forestry) and the Barclay Law Library, searched for a Next Generation Online Patron Access Catalog (OPAC) that would work with the current Voyager OPAC.
"In this current phase of library automation, all eyes are focused on developing and deploying Web-based interfaces better suited to meet the expectations of the current generation of Web-savvy users," notes Marshall Breeding in the "Introduction" to "Next-Generation Library Catalogs," the fourth issue of Library Technology Reports in 2007. After doing an extensive search, the Syracuse team found that Innovative Interfaces had the product of choice. The Innovative Interfaces product, ENCORE, met most of the requirements and was within budget. It was anticipated that implementation could be done with local resources. Innovative Interfaces presented as a vendor who could do much of the work and would be willing to work in collaboration with the Library on the aspects unique to SU to ensure that our service goals would be met with this product.
March 31st, 2009 the contract was signed by both parties. Innovative assigned Luis Cosmes as vendor team Project Manager with Terriruth Carrier was assigned as Project Manager from Syracuse University.
Gwilt, Roberta B., "Encore Implementation: team results" (2009). Libraries' and Librarians' Publications. 143.
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