Dublin, Ireland. Innovative announced today that initial implementation of the Republic of Ireland's public library authorities are now live with the Sierra Library Services Platform. Six of the 30 authorities - Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Kildare, South Dublin, and Wexford - serve approximately 35% of the total population of Ireland through more than 80 branch libraries and mobile libraries. This is just the beginning phase of a major project to implement Sierra across all of the public libraries in Ireland. When complete, more than 300 libraries will be on a single system, holding 13 million items and issuing over 19 million items each year.
"Innovative has demonstrated that it can deliver a library technology solution at a national scale that will provide a robust solution today and a platform that will keep services modern as the technology environment changes," says SVP of Global Sales Bill Schickling. "Innovative now provides efficiencies of scale for Ireland's public libraries that save economic resources and staff time, while enabling new opportunities for collaboration."
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.