March 19, 2015 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that Palo Alto City Library (PACL) has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. The current collection size is 300,000 physical items and over 60,000 in electronic holdings. PACL circulates 1.4 million items annually and will be migrating from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix.
"As the entire City of Palo Alto moves to a 'Cloud-first' strategy for information technology, Sierra offered the Library a secure environment to help us look to the future," says Library Director Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne. "As a long-time LINK+ partner, migrating to Sierra will make this popular service even easier for both customers and staff to use. Overall, we were pleased with the competitive pricing, enhanced features, and customer interactivity that Innovative offered as a solution. Because we have newly renovated facilities, a new platform will further develop our user experience and engagement with the library."
"Innovative is proud to continue its partnership with Palo Alto City Library and the company will now provide a comprehensive solution that enables efficient operations and dynamic user services," says Bill Schickling, SVP of Global Marketing. "With Innovative as a partner, PACL is positioned to take advantage of emerging technologies well into the future."
About Palo Alto City Library
The Palo Alto City Library serves 66,029 residents and a daytime population of nearly 130,000 through five branches in 25.925 square miles, including a stand-alone Children's Library, the oldest of its kind in the U.S. The Library provides approximately 800 free programs a year for all ages, and PACL also supports a teen-designed makerspace called makeX and a location for the City Archives. The City has renovated all five libraries since the early 2000's, providing the community with new programming rooms and state of the art facilities. The library's mission is to connect and strengthen our diverse community through knowledge, resources, and opportunities. We inspire and nurture innovation, discovery, and delight. On the Web: www.cityofpaloalto.org/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 portfolio 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.