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Epixtech's Automation Systems to Use WebFeat for Database Searching

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Epixtech's Automation Systems to Use WebFeat for Database Searching

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epixtech, Inc., a library automation company, and WebFeat, a company that helps its clients search databases, have integrated WebFeat's database search capabilities and epixtech's library automation systems. epixtech's products include integrated library systems Dynix and Horizon Sunrise, both of which will use WebFeat technology.

Julian Critchfield, epixtech's chief technology officer, described epixtech's use of WebFeat: "It will provide a service we're calling Single Search to access third-party databases. The integration of the WebFeat search capabilities with epixtech's automation systems will allow a library patron to access their library and locate the information in several different data sources-articles, books, the Internet, and others-all in a single search. There is a great deal of intelligence built into the system, which allows broadcast searching over many different databases, including Internet-wide searches, local library data sources, and PAC searching."

WebFeat founder and CEO Todd Miller said: "WebFeat isn't a search engine. Instead we call it a `knowledge prism' because it searches all databases simultaneously with one interface. …

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