January 26, 2015
The University Library and the McGeorge Law Library will join together in adopting Innovative’s Sierra integrated library system and the Encore Duet discovery system.
Sierra is a leading ILS and has been adopted by over 1,600 libraries worldwide. Innovate has partnered with EBSCO to create the Encore Duet platform that searches across the library’s catalog, databases, and ebooks (note that Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg/BNA will remain separate and not searchable through Encore). These systems will provide mobile functionality, easier searches, and integration with the University’s learning management system. Innovative is a local company, based in Emeryville. The upgrade process will begin in February at McGeorge and is expected to be complete by the end of July.