Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, the world's leading provider of Web-powered, Java-based automated library systems, announced today that 26 institutions purchased or upgraded to Millennium in the first quarter of 2004. Among this group were libraries purchasing the Electronic Resource Management module, the first product of its kind, and other new products available in Millennium Silver.
The first quarter of Innovative's 25th anniversary year yielded wins in public and academic libraries in the U.S. and abroad. Wayne State's selection of Millennium added to Innovative's list of ARL libraries, bringing the number of customer libraries to 36. The nation's third largest circulating public library, King County Library System (WA), chose Millennium along with new Millennium Silver offerings Patron Self-Registration (online sign-up for library use) and Ecommerce (online fine collection). In addition, U.S. News and World Report's top-twenty law school, the University of Southern California, upgraded to Millennium this February.
Overseas, a leader in business education, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy, selected Millennium, including the Electronic Resource Management module. After Bocconi, the addition of the University of Namibia brought the number of countries with Innovative systems to 40—an impressive landmark number.
The remaining new name Millennium sales in the first quarter include Addison Public Library (IL), Kitchigami Regional Library System (MN), Lake Agassiz Regional Library System (MN), Mt. Hood Community College (OR), University of Texas - Brownsville, and the University of Texas - Pan American.
“Innovative is in an excellent position to retain its leadership position in new sales this year,” says Leslie Straus, Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “The Millennium system's existing product strength along with our new products are attracting a lot of attention.”
Innovative's ten new name system sales replaced five systems from Sirsi/DRA as well as one for each of the following competitors: Dynix Horizon, Dynix Classic, Endeavor, Ex Libris and Urica.
Celebrating 25 years of partnership with the library community, Innovative Interfaces (www.iii.com) is the leader in providing Web-powered, Java-based automated library systems. Its flagship product offering, Millennium, is installed in thousands of libraries in 40 countries around the world. The company is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices in Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Korea, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.