Emeryville, CA. Innovative recently hosted a group of 16 academic library directors from the China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS), a nation-wide academic library cooperative with over 1,000 member libraries in China.
In late October and early November, CALIS directors traveled to several prestigious U.S. library institutions during a two-week, multi-city tour hosted by Innovative. In order to learn about current developments in U.S. library technology, the directors visited: Innovative company headquarters (CA); The Huntington Library (CA); California State University, Long Beach (CA); Loyola Marymount University (CA); Library of Congress (DC); and New York Public Library (NY).
Library directors from the following CALIS institutions participated in the tour:
- Ahead Software Company
- Digital Library Research Center of Tianjin Polytechnic University
- Fudan University Library
- Jili University Library
- Medical Library of Peking University
- National Pilot School of Software, Yunnan University
- Northwestern Polytechnical University . Shamen University Library
- Shandong University Library
- Shanghai Jiaotung University Library
- Sichuan University Library
- Tsinghua University Library
- University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
- Wuhan University Library
- Xian Jiaotong University Library
About the China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS)
The China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS), a nation-wide academic library cooperative, is steered by the National Administrative Center for CALIS, under the leadership of the Ministry of Education of China, and funded by the Chinese government. The mission of CALIS is to organize, promote, maintain and improve library resource sharing and technology innovation among Chinese academic libraries, and to provide a scholarly information service for Chinese universities, educational institutions, and the public.
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces creates cutting-edge products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and the freedom to implement solutions that best meet their specific needs. The company's versatile and market-leading solutions include: the Sierra Services Platform, the Millennium ILS, the Encore Synergy discovery application, Electronic Resource Management, and INN-Reach resource sharing. An established company with a vision for the future, Innovative connects with thousands of libraries of all types in over 50 countries. Innovative's commitment to service is reflected by its 24/7/365 Help Desk, Innovative University, and the CSDirect Web support center. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.