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Dauphin County Library System (PA) selects Sierra and suite of Innovative products

Press Release: Innovative Interfaces, Inc. [October 14, 2013]

October 14, 2013 -- Emeryville, CA. Dauphin County Library System (DCLS) in Pennsylvania has selected a suite of Innovative products including the Sierra Services Platform, Encore discovery solution, and Decision Center collection management solution. They are migrating from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix.

"We chose Sierra because we need software that's easy to use, cost efficient, and meets both the needs of the public and staff members," says Lisa Appelt, DCLS's Public Services Director. "We plan to use the system long-term because we'll be able customize it to best meet our patrons' needs, something the traditional closed-style systems can't offer."

DCLS also selected the integrated Encore discovery solution. Appelt continues: "With Encore, we'll be able to provide patrons with a Google-like searching experience, social features such as tagging, and integration of eBooks and articles in the search results."

"Public libraries are joining the move to Sierra because its open architecture offers the flexibility to meet the evolving needs of their users for years to come," says Christopher Le Blanc, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Innovative. "The openness of Sierra will allow DCLS to respond rapidly to changes in both the technology landscape and in the community the library serves. We look forward to working with DCLS to provide a smooth migration to Sierra and help them take full advantage of their technology investment."

About Dauphin County Library System

The Dauphin County Library System (DCLS) serves the residents of the county through a main library in Harrisburg, PA and seven branch libraries. DCLS is a private, non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status. The mission of DCLS is to strengthen the community by promoting literacy and providing resources and services for information, education, and recreation. On the Web:

About Innovative Interfaces

Innovative ( is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers the broadest and most complete portfolio of library automation products on the market today. Innovative's flagship library services platform, Sierra, is the most rapidly adopted product in library automation history. The company's versatile and market-leading solutions also include the Millennium ILS, Encore discovery solution, Electronic Resource Management, Decision Center collection management solution, SkyRiver cataloging service, and INN-Reach resource sharing. Customers are supported through a 24/7/52 Help Desk, Innovative University, and the CSDirect Web support center. A recognized leader in library automation software, Innovative has introduced technological advancements for over 30 years. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in over 50 countries and has offices around the world. Keep up with Innovative on the CEO INN-Sights blog at

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. is located at 5850 Shellmound Way in Emeryville, CA. You can unsubscribe to our press announcement list at any time.

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Publication Year:2013
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:October 14, 2013
Publisher:Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Company: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Products: Sierra
Libraries: Dauphin County Library System
Record Number:18467
Last Update:2023-11-22 03:14:02
Date Created:2013-10-14 15:43:12