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Bennington College selects Millennium to support students' diverse research needs

Press Release: Innovative Interfaces, Inc. [April 27, 2006]

Emeryville, CA—The Company announced today that the Edward Clark Crossett Library at Bennington College (Vermont) has selected the Millennium integrated library technology platform and Electronic Resource Management to create a seamless and complete process of searching and finding print materials and e-content. The Library will also implement WebPAC Pro with RightResult search technology along with WebBridge Smart Linking. With these state-of-the art access tools, students and faculty can conduct searches from a single point of access, receive relevance-ranked results, and be guided by Millennium to information appropriate to their specific query. Bennington is replacing a TLC system.

Library staff at Crossett Library concluded that implementing these complementary tools would best support easy information discovery for a student body pursuing a great number of individually selected academic paths. "Our challenge at the library is to provide effective service when each of our library users has a slightly different need and is working on a distinct project," says Library Director Oceana Wilson. "We see a good fit between our library mission and Millennium's various patron-driven capacities, as well as ways of facilitating searches and making the desired materials quickly retrievable."

Crossett Library will use Electronic Resource Management to handle their 11,000 database subscription titles and present content and licensing information integrated within the online catalog. Says Wilson: "We're thrilled to be using Electronic Resource Management. With Bennington's relatively small user base, it's important that the resources in which we invest are fully utilized. Integration between Millennium and the Innovative ERM is truly a valuable tool in this context. These tools are also important because our database holdings are starting to surpass print and we have a relatively small staff to handle them all."

Library staff were also impressed with the speed of Innovative's product development and the relevance of Millennium's new features. Says Wilson: "When comparing library technology systems, we saw that Innovative was further along in answering the challenge of getting the right information to users where there are a lot of information choices."

About Bennington College

The principle of learning by practice underlies every major feature of a Bennington education: the master-apprentice model of teaching and learning; the requirement that students direct the course of their own education; the winter Field Work Term, which gives students work experience and connects them to the greater community. The College's commitment to learning across the disciplines extends to the faculty, who teach what is uppermost in their minds, exploring new pursuits as well as ongoing areas of study and work. Bennington's Crossett Library strives to empower students by teaching the skills necessary to pursue a lifelong quest for knowledge. The library staff believes that research is essential to all passionately pursued endeavors and is always available to guide students through the journey for more information.

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.

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Publication Year:2006
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:April 27, 2006
Publisher:Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Place of Publication:Emeryville, CA
Company: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Products: Millennium
Libraries: Bennington College
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:11968
Last Update:2023-11-15 01:10:14
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00