March 11, 2015 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that Auckland University of Technology Library has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform, to be hosted at the company's new data center in Sydney, Australia. The library will also provide integrated discovery with Encore Duet and will be migrating from a Voyager ILS provided by Ex Libris and the Summon Service discovery product from ProQuest. The physical collections of the Library number over 230,000 items.
"Innovative is long-established and a trusted brand in the global library technology industry, with multiple installations in academic libraries around the world," says Larraine Shepherd, University Librarian. "I am confident that the new future-focused Sierra platform will meet all of the expected business benefits, such as increasing efficiency in information resource management; enhancing support for strategic planning and decision making; and making more effective use of staff time."
Encore Duet offers patrons a single search of local books and digital resources plus content from EBSCO Discovery Service that brings users the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and eBooks available. Shepherd continues: "Sierra and Encore Duet work seamlessly together and combined with the additional Innovative products INN-Reach and Article Reach will provide our clients with easy access to the broad range of scholarly content required to support their learning, teaching and research needs."
"Innovative has a strong history of partnership with libraries in New Zealand and we are pleased to continue this tradition," says Bill Schickling, SVP of Global Sales. "We provide a choice of solutions for academic libraries seeking to unify management of print and electronic resources and take advantage of new API technologies. It is also exciting that AUT Library will take advantage of Encore Duet to provide a single, powerful search that spans books, articles, and other digital resources. We are pleased to provide a complete solution that includes establishing a new data center in the region."
About Auckland University of Technology
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is a contemporary New Zealand university focused on providing exceptional student learning experiences and graduate success in a context stimulated by impactful research and industry connectivity. The mission of AUT Library is to work as an integral, creative and responsive partner with staff and students in support of the teaching, learning and research activities of the University. The Library acquires, manages and enables access to information resources and services that encourage innovation in teaching, learning and research and the growth of a vibrant academic community. There are libraries on each of the three teaching campuses in Auckland. The Library website is the primary access point for electronic resources and online services, including more than 88,000 e-journal titles and 102,000 e-book titles, plus theses, research outputs, and online guides and tutorials. The physical collections include 220,000 printed book titles, 2,000 printed serial titles and 16,500 multimedia items. On the Web: www.library.aut.ac.nz.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to nearly 700,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
Innovative (www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the broadest and most complete portfolios of library automation products on the market today. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in 66 countries and has offices around the world.