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Press Release: Innovative Interfaces, Inc. [May 24, 2017]

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Opens Access to Library Resources Regionwide

May 24, 2017 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, is pleased to announce that King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), has selected the Sierra integrated library system.

Providing access to resources anytime and anywhere across the entire region was an important undertaking for KFUPM. With a goal to increase services to students, faculty, and researchers beyond the library walls, the administration chose Sierra.

"We need to ensure that KFUPM's libraries maintain an outstanding position, not only across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but also all over the region," said Dr. Saleh Al Baridi, Dean of Library Affairs. "KFUPM chose Sierra to offer patrons that unique user experience, by enabling them to search through and discover both printed and electronic collections available in our libraries."

KFUPM also emphasizes the importance of selecting a next-generation solution that ensures it can keep up with future higher education demands.

Featuring seamlessly integrated electronic resource management capabilities, Sierra is designed for scalability, reliability, and security. With an open and extensible architecture and integrated support for the latest cloud advancements, it is the prime enterprise-class library management system available today. Innovative's continued, strong investments toward next-generation library solutions are perfectly aligned with KFUPM's priorities.

Naseej, a leading solutions provider for libraries in the Middle East, partnered with Innovative to support the Sierra implementation.

"We trusted the Sierra platform because it is the best and the latest solution in terms of library services management," added Dr. Al Baridi. "We have also partnered with Naseej to implement this project, given its long, established experience implementing library management systems and solutions across the Arab world, especially in Saudi Arabia."

"King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals represents an excellent example of how Innovative partners can leverage open systems and robust capabilities to extend their reach and value to a much larger user community," said Innovative CEO Jim Tallman. "We are very pleased that Innovative was selected to help fulfill their strategic plan."

For more information about Sierra and the value it brings to academic libraries, visit the Innovative website.

About Innovative

Innovative ( provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, corporate, and special libraries, and consortia. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.

Summary: Innovative Interfaces announced that King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals has selected the Sierra integrated library system.
Publication Year:2017
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:May 24, 2017
Publisher:Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Company: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Products: Sierra
Libraries: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Subject: System announcements -- selection

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