WebFeat Partners with Quova

Jan 15, 2008

WebFeat, a provider of federated search solutions to more than 17 statewide library networks, announced today that it has partnered with Quova, Inc. to provide geolocation authentication for WebFeat's federated search solutions. Libraries integrating the Quova technology with their WebFeat federated search systems can now provide instant access to subscription content without prompting patrons for authentication or library card barcodes. HSLC/Access PA and the POWER Library will be the first WebFeat system to securely authenticate remote patrons using the Quova system. Test implementation of this new authentication system will begin in the next few months with rollout as the test period is completed. The Access PA and POWER Library programs facilitate resource sharing among more than 3,000 school, public, academic, and special libraries throughout Pennsylvania, with the support of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education.

(www.webfeat.org, www.quova.com)