June 24, 2009 -- Emeryville, CA. The Barcelona Provincial Council has selected the Millennium ILS for the Province of Barcelona Municipal Library Network (PBMLN). The PBMLN, which holds over seven million items, will also install patron-empowerment products such as Program Registration, Community Reviews, Online Patron Registration, and My Record Feeds (patron-specific RSS messages). PBMLN is migrating from a VTLS Classic system.
"The PBMLN has provided a high level of service for many years," says Jordi Permanyer, Manager of the Libraries of Barcelona. "In satisfaction surveys, users consistently give our services eight out of ten. The change in ILS will be a technological upgrade that should enable us to offer more services of a higher quality to our users. Our expectation is to provide citizens with a catalog with greater searching efficiency and a more intuitive overall experience. In addition, Millennium will help us manage and improve work-sharing among the libraries."
This agreement extends the use of Millennium from the Barcelona City Library to include the entire PBMLN.
About Barcelona Provincial Council
The Municipality of Barcelona is home to over 5.3 million citizens, representing nearly 75 percent of Catalunya's population. The Barcelona Provincial Council is an institution of local government that drives the progress and welfare of the citizens of the region, coordinating the services of the 311 municipalities and organizing province-wide public services. The Council offers technical, economic and technological development support that ensures uniform and quality services throughout the territory.
About the Province of Barcelona Municipal Library Network
The Province of Barcelona Municipal Library Network (PBMLN) is composed of 189 municipal libraries and nine mobile libraries working in a coordinated manner, supported by the Municipality of Barcelona. The PBMLN provides an online catalog, as well as uniform and quality services to facilitate access to culture, leisure, and information by citizens of the Province of Barcelona. The PBMLN offers its users access to a catalog of more than seven million items in various media, interlibrary loan service, a single library card that provides discounts on cultural activities, free connection to the internet, office automation services, as well as programs for all types of audiences.
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces (www.iii.com) dedicates 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, INN-Reach resource sharing, 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.