October 22, 2014 -- Emeryville, CA, The University of South Africa (Unisa) has upgraded to the Sierra Services Platform and will soon provide Encore Duet for enhanced access to local collections and electronic articles sourced from EBSCO Discovery Service. Unisa's library is the largest academic library in Africa and holds 1.8 million items. Previously, Unisa had implemented the Millennium ILS and Encore Discovery Solution.
"We are excited that our 17-year partnership with the University of South Africa is moving into its next phase," says VP of Marketing Gene Shimshock. "Sierra provides unified print and electronic materials management and the open architecture that enables libraries to adapt in new ways to an ever-changing technology landscape. In addition, Encore Duet will tightly integrate electronic articles into their overall discovery experience. It's a complete, integrated solution that only Innovative can provide."
EBSCO Discovery Service is a trademark of EBSCO Information Services.
About the University of South Africa Library
The Unisa Library is the largest academic library in Africa and is one of the best-endowed with information resources, information technology, and expert staff. The last 50 years have been a period of rapid growth for the Library's collections, with the printed book collection now totaling over 1.5 million items. In addition, the Library stocks over 300,000 other items as well as 4,000 current periodical titles, along with an increasing number of electronic journals. Both the e-journals and the growing collection of e-books are available to Unisa students and staff online 24/7 via the Web at www.unisa.ac.za/library.
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.