Emeryville, CA—Innovative announced today that Bibliothèque Méjanes, the public library at the heart of Aix-en-Provence, France's "City of the Book", has selected Millennium to integrate access to their collections and position them to align with the city's network of museums and special libraries. Bibliothèque Méjanes holds over a quarter of a million items including print, electronic, and multimedia resources along with rare manuscripts. The Millennium installation will integrate the catalogs of all the Library's sites, providing unified access for patrons and a smooth workflow for staff.
"Millennium was the right choice for our large and diverse information environment," says Library Director Gilles Eboli. "We were impressed by the success of Innovative with other French public libraries such as those in Rennes and Angers. This is especially important because we will be migrating over a million records into the fully integrated bibliographic database that Millennium offers."
The Library is located in close proximity to the City of the Book's special libraries and museums that cover all aspects of cultural and artistic life, such as the Saint-John Perse Foundation, the Albert Camus Resource Center, and the Institute of Image and Cinema. "Millennium will best position Bibliothèque Méjanes in the environment of the City of The Book," says Eboli. "We found that the Millennium platform had the most possibilities for long-term evolution and integration with other libraries and museums. This will be critical in the next few years when the Library will become the network center of our community organizations."
About Bibliothèque Méjanes
Bibliothèque Méjanes is located in Aix-en-Provence, a city in the south of France that is home to 140,000 residents, about 38,000 of them students. After nearly two centuries in the Town Hall of Aix-en-Provence, the Library relocated in 1989 to a historic match factory building. In 1993, Méjanes Library was the center of ceremonies celebrating the launch of the City of the Book. The Library makes a wide variety of materials available to the public and has 48,000 registered readers and a yearly circulation of 800,000. The Library traces its history back to the initial collection donated by the Marquis of Méjanes in 1786.
About Innovative Interfaces
For over 25 years, Innovative Interfaces has dedicated its energies to meeting the needs of libraries and the challenges of library automation. Core to this mission are trusted products including the Millennium integrated library technology platform, INN-Reach next-generation resource sharing, the Symposia digital repository, and Electronic Resource Management. Today, thousands of libraries of all types in over 40 countries rely on Innovative's products, services, and support. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.