EBSCO has announced that federated search engine WebFeat Custom is available as an add-on product to EBSCO's online title listing service EBSCO A-to-Z (A-to-Z). WebFeat Custom allows libraries to consolidate database searching while integrating additional functionality to track usage, personalize the interface look and feel, and more.
Once configured, WebFeat Custom works within A-to-Z, allowing it to take advantage of the A-to-Z knowledge base. With A-to-Z, changes to the library's electronic collection are reflected in real time and may be indicated and maintained through this interface. With WebFeat Custom's usage statistics and analysis tool SMART (Statistical Measures Available Real Time), libraries have the ability to track key usage metrics, including the number of searches, full-text requests, and most requested search terms. Using the MyWebFeat feature, libraries may configure favorite database menus, build alerts, save searches, and more. WebFeat Express is a streamlined version of WebFeat Custom. WebFeat Express allows clients to handle federated search configuration using WebFeat's administration module.