August 9, 2013 -- Emeryville, CA. The Lingnan University Library in Hong Kong upgraded to the Sierra Services Platform from the Millennium ILS this past month. The internationally recognized liberal arts university has been a customer of Innovative since 1993 and participates in the Hong Kong Academic Library Link (HKALL) that utilizes Innovative's INN-Reach resource-sharing solution.
Says Rachel Cheng, the University Librarian of Lingnan University: "The Sierra Services Platform gives our library increased flexibility and innovation that will serve the needs of our academic community."
"We are pleased that Lingnan University Library selected the Sierra Services Platform and we look forward to helping the Library take full advantage of everything that Sierra has to offer," says Chris Le Blanc, Innovative's Senior Vice President of Global Sales. "Innovative is committed to creating successful partnerships and we are pleased that so many libraries worldwide, such as Lingnan University Library, are choosing Innovative as their technology partner."
Broad Acceptance of Sierra
The Sierra Services Platform has seen an extraordinary level of adoption across the international library and information community with more than 450 library systems having so far committed to Sierra, representing over 1,400 libraries worldwide. Sierra represents a new approach to library technology that provides the extensive functionality required for today's libraries, while also bringing open architecture to library staff, allowing them to create their own solutions and adapt rapidly to the changing role of their libraries and institutions.
About Lingnan University Library
Since the University's beginning in 1968, the Library has grown to hold more than 500,000 volumes of books, bound journals and audio-visual materials, as well as over 970,000 eBooks and nearly 50,000 eJournals in Chinese and English languages. The core collections cover various areas of the liberal arts curriculum, including arts and humanities, social sciences, and business studies. In order to keep up with the speedy pace of technology advancement, the Library has introduced a wide range of electronic services. The Library has become the hub of academic activities in Lingnan, and with the latest progression, promises to provide better services for the accessing of knowledge on campus.
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, SkyRiver cataloging service, 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.