Emeryville, CA The Dallas County Community College District will soon install a new library computer networking (INNOPAC Millennium) system from Innovative Interfaces. The system will replace the existing NOTIS system.
According to Paul Dumont, director of technical services, nationally, the District was one of the original pioneers of library automation. Thc DCCCD's first automated its libraries 20 years ago. "We knew we had to replace the NOTIS system and sought a vendor with a strong and solid client server product with a proven track record," said Dumont. Innovative's INNOPAC Millennium system is a great fit."
The Innovative system offers high functionality and continuously evolving technologies. With INNOPAC Millennium, the District is well positioned to harness the power of the World Wide Web, which will play a greater role in library science during the next century.
Innovative Interfaces recently announced plans to introduce the popular INNOPAC product line into a Web-based library automation system. Future development plans include making INNOPAC software modules available on the WWW through the incorporation of Java Applets and "thin" client technology.
"I've been very impressed with how smoothly the entire data load process is going,' Dumont said. "The Innovative staff is knowledgeable about NOTIS migrations that makes the implementation process productive," he added. The new system is expected to be fully operational for public use beginning in the fall 1997 semester.
Headquartered in Emeryville, Calif., Innovative Interfaces is a leading provider of library automation systems to academic, public and special libraries. Innovative's INNOPAC library automation system is currently installed in more than 600 libraries in 18 countries.
Celebrating more than 30 years of educational excellence, the Dallas County Community College District is a comprehensive two-year system comprising seven colleges – Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland. The District also operates the Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development, a job training and business services center and the R. Jan LeCroy Center for Educational telecommunications. The DCCD is the largest undergraduate institution in Texas, enrolling nearly 50,000 credit students and a smaller number of non-credit students each semester.