Emeryville, CA, April 10, 1997. Innovative Interfaces, one of the leading suppliers of library automation systems to academic, public and special libraries, announced record sales today with more than 20 signed contracts during the 1st quarter of 1997. In fact, more than 50% of the contracts signed during this period represent migrations from other systems.
According to Jerry Kline, President and CEO of Innovative Interfaces, "With the announced plans of INNOPAC Millennium — Innovative's Web-based product line there has been a noticeable increase in the number of inquiries we receive from libraries currently using other systems. It's exciting to see that so many libraries are looking to harness the power of the Web and take advantage of the economic benefits inherent in Internet and intranet-based technologies."
In 1996 Innovative Interfaces announced plans to evolve its popular INNOPAC product line into a Web-based library information system. "While most of the industry is focused on ‘fat' proprietary-based clients," said Kline, "Innovative decided to move in the direction of allowing support of ‘thin' client technology. Since thin clients are less expensive to purchase and maintain, hardware and staff resources are greatly reduced. It is important for companies like Innovative to provide solutions to libraries that are forward-thinking and affordable."
Some of the libraries that will soon be implementing new systems from Innovative Interfaces include: San Francisco State University, Washington University in St. Louis, Texas A & M/Kingsville, Dallas County Community College District, Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, Ft. Lewis College and the Montrose Library District in Colorado, Northwest Nazarene College in Idaho and Wicomoco County Free Library in Maryland. A number of international sites in the Far East and Europe include: University of Liverpool (UK), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and Silpakorn University Central Library in Thailand.
Innovative Interfaces is one of the world's leading providers of library automation systems to academic, public and special libraries. Innovative's INNOPAC library automation system is installed in more than 600 libraries in 18 countries around the world. Innovative Interfaces is headquartered in Emeryville, California.