December 9, 2014 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL), in British Columbia, Canada, has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform and will migrate from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix. VIRL serves its community across 38 locations with 1.1 million items. The fourth largest system in British Columbia, VIRL has an annual circulation of over 5 million.
"Vancouver Island's selection of Sierra continues to build on our already strong presence in Canada," says Bill Schickling, SVP of Global Sales at Innovative. "In Sierra, Vancouver Island Regional Library will have a platform that is robust enough to handle millions of circulation transactions a year, as well as open architecture that opens the door to new kinds of patron services as the library's technology environment evolves."
About Vancouver Island Regional Library
When Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) opened its doors in 1936, it was the second regional library in North America. Today VIRL is the fourth largest library system in British Columbia. VIRL serve over 430,000 people on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii and the Central Coast (Bella Coola) through 38 branch libraries, an eLibrary and a books-by-mail service. Administrative offices are located in Nanaimo. On the Web: virl.bc.ca.
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.