July 22, 2014 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. UHLS is a cooperative consortium of the 29 public libraries serving the 450,000 residents of Albany and Rensselaer Counties. The combined collections accessible through the UHLS shared catalog feature over 1.5 million items and include more than 30,000 digital items.
"Sierra was chosen by UHLS and our member libraries because it will provide our users with an intuitive, user-focused platform that also gives library staff the tools they need to deliver outstanding customer service," says Executive Director of UHLS Tim Burke. "We are excited to partner with Innovative and look forward to long and productive relationship."
"Sierra is proving to be very successful in the public-library consortia market, including recent selections by UHLS, WISPALS Library Consortium, and Library Connection, Inc.," says Christopher Le Blanc, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Innovative. "With Sierra, Innovative provides a platform that serves the needs of each individual library, while offering integrated discovery and greater efficiency for resource sharing. Forward-thinking consortia such as UHLS are positioned to meet today's technology challenges, and to evolve their services as the technology ecosystem changes over time."
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.