Emeryville, CA—Innovative announced today that Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) has selected Encore Duet, which offers patrons a single search of local books and digital collections, as well as content from EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) that brings users the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and eBooks available. The 66 libraries that comprise MHLS provide access to more than 2.3 million items and circulate more than 4 million items each year. Encore Duet integrates harmoniously with the Sierra Library Services Platform provided by Innovative.
"Mid-Hudson Library System members selected Encore Duet to provide library users with improved search results, enhanced discoverability of electronic collections, and integrated OverDrive eBooks services," Says MHLS Executive Director Tom Sloan. "Encore Duet works well for public libraries because it is simple to use yet also meets the needs of users conducting demanding inquiries. With Encore Duet we are making it easier for patrons to discover and use library collections including our licensed databases and rapidly growing eBook services."
"MHLS's selection of Encore Duet demonstrates that simplicity of the searching and the depth of electronic information is a winning combination for public libraries," says SVP of Global Sales Christopher Le Blanc. "Encore Duet gets in-demand materials to users quickly regardless of format."
About Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS)
The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) is headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY and is composed of the 66 public libraries in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, and Ulster counties. MHLS insures the public's right to free access, facilitates economical resource sharing, and promotes professional library services while working in partnerships with libraries and other library organizations.
Innovative (www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers the broadest and most complete portfolio of library automation products on the market today. Innovative's flagship library services platform, Sierra, is the most rapidly adopted product in library automation history. The company's versatile and market-leading solutions also include the Polaris and Millennium Integrated Library Systems, the Encore discovery solution, the Decision Center collection management tool, the SkyRiver cataloging service, and INN-Reach resource sharing. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in over 50 countries and has offices around the world.