October 30, 2014 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that City of Pasadena Public Library (CPPL) and Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department (GLACD) have selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. CPPL contains over 700,000 volumes and GLACD holds nearly 600,000 volumes. Both will be migrating from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix.
"We're pleased that two major public libraries in Southern California have selected Sierra," says Bill Schickling, SVP of Global Sales. "Sierra is robust enough to handle millions of circulation transactions a year, while opening the door to new kinds of patron services such as access through mobile apps. Sierra will provide the proven workflows that let staff work as efficiently as possible, as well as the open architecture that will help the library connect with external applications to take advantage of an evolving technology landscape."
Horizon is a trademark of SirsiDynix.
About the City of Pasadena Public Library
Through the Central Library and nine branch libraries, the City of Pasadena Public library devotes its efforts ensure the delivery and access of quality information to all Pasadena residents. With an annual circulation of over 1.5 million, the Library provides a wide variety of services, programs, and collections at the neighborhood level to meet the community's information needs utilizing the latest in electronic technology. In addition to circulating a wide range of books in a variety of formats, the Library sponsors an array of programs for adults and children, service to the homebound, preschool story hours and the Summer Reading Program. It also provides extensive reference and information resources, supported by a large reference collection. Over 66% of all Pasadena residents possess library cards and almost 4,000 patrons use one of Pasadena's libraries daily. On the Web: www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/library.
About Glendale Library, Arts and Culture Department
For over 100 years, the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department (GLACD) has provided the community with services, materials and activities to seek and share ideas, and information to enrich life, foster literacy, inspire intellectual curiosity and stimulate the imagination. The Library is currently fulfilling strategic goals based on several initiatives including: local history, arts & culture, career development, international communities, technology, early childhood and staff awareness. GLACD includes a Central Library, Brand Library & Art Center and six neighborhood libraries. On the Web: www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/library-arts-culture.
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.