Innovative and EBSCO Publishing announced a new technology partnership between the two companies that will offer integrated access to a library's own EBSCOhost subscriptions through the Innovative Encore Discovery platform. The agreement will also allow Encore customers to add reading recommendations directly to catalog results for mutual customers using NovaList Select. Innovative will utilize the EBSCOhost Integration Toolkit to access metadata from EBSCOhost databases for which the library has an existing subscription.
In related news, Innovative announced deep article integration features for its Encore Discovery platform, designed to promote the most relevant article content alongside catalog results. The new feature is native to Encore, and streams enhanced data directly from content providers to deliver faster results.
When an initial search is made, Encore will preview top article results in the catalog results view, promoting the most current scholarly content on the first page. The abstract and, when possible, a direct link to the text will be visible. Encore will also make suggestions to clarify and continue searches on the article screen.