Encore Synergy 4.1 Webinar

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Encore Synergy 4.1

Webinar

Notes by Heather J. Klish

What is Discovery?



Not just about content but about the user



Users are presented with numerous interfaces with numerous search possibilities



Users are using Google

III is trying

to solve this problem by creating Synergy

State of the Web



There are always

going to be specialty databases



Everything is finally opening up


systems talking with each other through
APIs

not through
databases



Encore thinks that Web Services are the
futur
e

Web Services



Uses the inf
rastructure of the Web to allow

applications to use it the way human users have
been



APIs mean open resources



User
-
c
enter
ed

interfaces



Content Neutral



Independent of disparate native interfaces



Real time



Direct links to e
-
content



Allow them to operate against any vendor who has an API



Not just index APIs

but interactions such as:

o

Holds and
recalls

o

Pull in external content


TOC, Book Covers

o

Comments

New Features in Encore 4.1

Cobalt Skin



Skin designed from undergraduate user
feedback



Students didn’t use the finding tools on the right
-
hand side because they thought they were ads



Two
-
column display



Integration of article content



Subject Tags were added to the facets



Facets between Article vendors

Article Discovery



When doing a
catalog search

users g
et an integrated ‘Top results for artic
les’ from the libraries
vendors



Similar to

Google integrating News results



Single click will take user to the full
-
text



Users can ‘jump’ into a journal mode or use the article facet



Meets the use
r’s expectations that everything is in there (see the article facets)



Queried in real
-
time



If available, vendor facets are presented



Can move to another resource with one click



Supports the use of openURL to the full text

Article Portfolios



The library can

crea
te individualized research portfolios
(these are the folders at the bottom)

o

Librarians determine which resources are in each portfolio

Advanced Searching



Can create Boolean searches



Restrict to certain indexes (Keyword, title)



Format, Collection,
Location, Language, Year limits

o

Can create multi
-
limit material



For example, (Book and eBook)


In an upcoming release

Will be including mobile apps


iPhone and Android


Encore Synergy



Leverages web services



User tested interface



Article integration

o

Real
-
t
ime

o

Content Neutral



Advanced Search