Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces announced today that Electronic Resource Management has been purchased by Furman University, which becomes the 200th institution to choose the market-leading product. Now approaching its fourth release, the Innovative ERM has proven its ability to provide the tools libraries need to collect and manage the licensing, statistical, and administrative details of their e-resources. Libraries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America have taken advantage of the Innovative ERM as a stand-alone solution or as an integrated component of the Millennium integrated library technology platform.
Furman chose Innovative's solution in order to boost staff efficiency and provide high-quality access to a growing segment of their content offerings. "With serials and electronic resources comprising a majority of our materials budget it makes sense for us to invest in tools and technologies that will maximize our efficiencies in these areas," says Systems Librarian Scott Salzman. "Our selection of the Innovative ERM will allow us to manage and share information with our patrons, and among library faculty and staff, in an integrated environment. We value our partnership with Innovative in addressing the challenges of meeting the needs of our patrons in a complex information landscape."
"Innovative is proud that Electronic Resource Management is well ahead of the field in terms of popularity and functionality," says Innovative Senior Product Manager Ted Fons. "I attribute this to the very early work by our development partners in 2003 to envision a solution that would be of service to libraries confronting a major challenge of the contemporary library. By continuing development release after release, we can offer a product that significantly boosts the ability for libraries to be effective both internally and as channels for the delivery of e-resources."
Release 2007 of Electronic Resource Management will be made available mid-year.
About Furman University
Furman University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 2,600 students in Greenville, S.C. Founded in 1826, it is the oldest, largest and most selective private institution in South Carolina. Widely recognized for its excellent academic program and strong faculty, Furman has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is listed among the nation's top 50 liberal arts colleges in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The Furman University Libraries consist of the James B. Duke Library, the Robert J. Maxwell Music Library, and the H. Kay Ezell Science Reading Room. Library personnel include 13 library faculty, 16 support staff, and 60 student assistants. Collections include over 450,000 volumes, 1,500 current periodicals, and a wide variety of electronic resources. The James B. Duke Library has recently completed a $25 million expansion and renovation project. The planning for a new Science Library is underway as part of a $55 million dollar construction and renovation of the Science building.
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. The company has fulfilled this mission with first-rate services and products such as the Millennium integrated library platform, the INN-Reach direct consortia borrowing solution, Electronic Resource Management, and the Encore discovery services platform. 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.