Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that Harper Adams University in the UK has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform and Encore Duet. The library holds 50,000 items and is migrating from an Alto system provided by the Capita Group.
"We believe the Sierra LMS will deliver a better user experience for students searching and accessing the valuable resources within our award-winning library at the heart of our campus, " says Curwen Thomas, Systems Librarian at the Bamford Library.
"We are currently implementing Sierra with Encore Duet, which integrates EBSCO Discovery Service articles into our discovery environment. We anticipate this will offer users a robust service while also reducing the technical burden placed upon library staff—thus freeing up valuable time for direct support of the students we serve."
"Sierra is proving itself in Europe as the go-to technology solution for libraries with new partners such as Harper Adams University, as well as current customers upgrading to Sierra such as Trinity College Dublin," says SVP of Global Sales Christopher Le Blanc. "Sierra is the most feature-rich solution available in the marketplace, and is evolving into the platform of the future for both academic and public libraries. Innovative's increased commitment to the European market, through an expanding service and development team in Dublin, Ireland will benefit our customers in the region for years to come."
About Harper Adams University
Since its foundation in 1901, Harper Adams University has had a long and proud tradition of working closely with the rural sector. Adams makes a vital contribution to understanding the future provision of food, the impact of climate change and the management of rural land and environments. Adams produces graduates with the capacity to address these issues, helps those who need to acquire new skills, and creates knowledge that will help the rural sector, its businesses, and its communities. Adams currently has more than 4,000 students, with about 2,200 students on undergraduate and postgraduate awards, a number which is growing year on year. The Sunday Times University Guide named Harper Adams as College of the Year for six years in a row.
Innovative (www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers the broadest and most complete portfolio of library automation products on the market today. Innovative's flagship library services platform, Sierra, is the most rapidly adopted product in library automation history. The company's versatile and market-leading solutions also include the Polaris and Millennium Integrated Library Systems, the Encore discovery solution, the Decision Center collection management tool, the SkyRiver cataloging service, and INN-Reach resource sharing. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in over 50 countries and has offices around the world.