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EOS International Announces Enhanced Features for OPAC Discovery

Press Release: [February 10, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 EOS International

Abstract: EOS International announced the new features for their product, OPAC Discovery. Discovery is a revolutionary product that allows corporate, legal, medical, government, academic, association, digital, and special libraries to customize the capability as well as look and feel of their OPAC.


Carlsbad, CA - February 10, 2012) EOS International, a leader in cloud computing library automation software, is thrilled to announce the new features for their product, OPAC Discovery. Discovery is a revolutionary product that allows corporate, legal, medical, government, academic, association, digital, and special libraries to customize the capability as well as look and feel of their OPAC.

EOS put the final touches on OPAC Discovery with enhancements to the Template Designer. In setup, the Template Designer is available to easily create custom templates: Select the layout for OPAC Discovery, select the color theme, and apply custom colors to the text and/or background for any screen element. Some enhancements include:

  • Custom colors can be selected from a palette or the numeric code can be entered
  • Simple drag and drop technology to add and position screen elements
  • Easy graphic upload for storing and placing images on templates.
  • Properties panels allow more experienced web artists to fine tune the characteristics of any screen element.
  • HTML-based controls can be added to display videos, widgets, and gadgets.

Multiple sites can be created and maintained for OPAC Discovery. The templates (standard and mobile), language, culture, and site name are specific to each site to allow different interfaces to be maintained based on patron population, region, language, etc. Sites not ready for public viewing can be created and maintained until the library is ready to open the site to the patron community.

Through administrator login, administrators can edit the text on an OPAC page directly by clicking on the icon to enable maintenance mode. The search interface has been redesigned to provide more screen real estate for searching, accessing related sites, and providing information to your patrons. A-Z search has been added to all list-based searching to allow users to click on a letter to filter results to entries beginning with the selected letter.

The new mobile device version of the application allows patrons to automatically access the library's OPAC through iPhones, iPads, Androids, and BlackBerries. Users accessing the OPAC from a mobile device are automatically redirected to the mobile interface for the site.

Jeffrey Goodwin, Vice President of Product Development states, "The enhanced functionality of our OPAC Discovery product is something our clients and prospects will appreciate and find useful as they move to embrace the digital library of the future."

For more information, contact EOS International at 800-876-5484 or sales@eosintl.com

About EOS International

EOS International is a leading world-class library information and knowledge management software and services provider with an impressive client base of libraries across the globe. A client-driven company that has earned the top customer satisfaction award and earned a nomination for the Computerworld Smithsonian award, EOS library automation software products (EOS.Web Essentials, EOS.Web Express, EOS.Web Enterprise, EOS.Web Academic, EOS.Web Digital, EOS.Web Legal, EOS.Web Medical, and the cloud-computing EOS e-Library Service) serve the stringent knowledge and content management needs of corporate, legal, medical, government, academic, digital, association and special libraries of all sizes. EOS International can be found online at http://www.eosintl.com

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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:February 10, 2012
Publisher:EOS International
Company: EOS International
Record Number:16598
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-02-21 22:15:23