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Chatham-Kent Public Library (Ontario, Canada) Selects Sierra and Innovative Product Suite

Press Release: Innovative Interfaces, Inc. [November 11, 2013]

Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces announced today that Chatham-Kent Public Library (CKPL) in Ontario, Canada has selected the Sierra Services Platform, the Encore discovery solution, and the Decision Center collection management tool for a complete library solution. They are migrating from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix.

"Chatham-Kent Public Library (CKPL) is looking forward to being able to offer a better interaction with our catalog for our patrons," says Kathryn Goodhue, CEO and Chief Librarian. "CKPL was looking for a system that provided a discovery layer, federated search, easy patron access and self service that would help us meet the needs of today's library user. Combined with a solid reputation and a well-designed back end, the Sierra Services Platform was the system that could support CKPL in providing modern library service that will meet changing demands into the future."

"In one of my recent announcements on our growth strategy I highlighted Innovative's continued expansion into key markets like Canada. This public library partnership represents Innovative's commitment to our global markets and the popularity of our software, such as Sierra, in Canada as more libraries are looking to make the move to an open platform," says Christopher Le Blanc, Senior Vice President of Global Sales. "Sierra's combination of proven workflows, modern technology, and discovery integration brings results to public library systems worldwide by helping them meet the needs of patrons and laying the foundation for a successful future."

About Chatham-Kent Public Library

The Chatham-Kent Public Library (CKPL) has eleven branches located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario. The Library's mission is to be an indispensable centre of culture, community and learning in Chatham-Kent. Connecting communities with information and inspiration is part of CKPL's vision and bringing together diverse ways of thinking, to collide and intersect where communities can be created and connected, supports the Library's values.

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, the Encore discovery solution, Electronic Resource Management, the 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:November 11, 2013
Publisher:Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Company: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Products: Sierra
Libraries: Chatham-Kent Public Library
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:18588
Last Update:2023-12-08 18:41:28
Date Created:2013-11-11 13:37:20