Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that The Ferguson Library (CT) has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. The Library circulates one million items each year and holds nearly a half-million titles. The library is migrating from a KohaŠ system provide by LibLime.
"We were enthralled with many Innovative product features, specifically Encore's discovery capabilities and integration of our 3M Cloud Library and OverDrive eBook collections," says Alice S. Knapp, Director of User Services. "Also impressive is the strong support that III provides its customers via its website, user groups, conferences, and institutes. Finally, III's commitment to open architecture with Sierra leads us to believe that this company is well-positioned to provide the full range of services that will be needed by libraries in the foreseeable future."
"Innovative's continuing push into the public library market is a testament to Sierra's applicability to its special needs," says SVP of Global Marketing Gene Shimshock. "Sierra provides choice of integrated content such as 3M and OverDrive eBooks and a depth of functionality that enables libraries to operate efficiently. Public libraries get a complete solution today, and an open platform that will enable new services today and tomorrow."
About The Ferguson Library
The Ferguson Library is Stamford's public library with a Main Library downtown, three branches and a bookmobile. Passport services are available at the Main Library and Harry Bennett Branch. The Friends of The Ferguson Library operates an award-winning book shop at the Main Library and Harry Bennett Branch, which is open during library hours. On the Web: www.fergusonlibrary.org.
Innovative (www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the broadest and most complete portfolio of library automation products on the market today. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in 66 countries and has offices around the world.