Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that Gold Coast City Libraries (GCCL) has selected a complete suite of library technology solutions from the company, including the Sierra Library Services Platform, Encore Discovery, and Vital digital asset management system. In a recent year, GCCL users borrowed 6.5 million items from a collection of a million physical items and nearly 100,000 digital titles. GCCL is migrating from a Symphony system provided by SirsiDynix.
GCCL is transitioning its library service to next-generation library technology that makes the best use of available and emerging technology. Sierra is the central part of this transition by supporting core library staff functions such as circulation, acquisitions, reports, and customer administration. For library users, Encore Discovery will provide an integrated, one-search discovery of collections in physical and electronic formats, as well as direct access to the materials themselves. With the Vital digital asset management system, GCCL will be able to manage its unique local resources, such as images and historical documents, and more effectively share them with users. All of this will support a primary goal of GCCL to support the current growth of its digital collections.
"Sierra will help staff work more efficiently and provide outstanding experiences for customers every time they ‘visit' their library, whether online or within library walls," says Bill Schickling, SVP of Global Sales. "Innovative has been serving Australian libraries for over two decades; we have next-generation products and the service experience in Australia to streamline GCCL's transition and support them as their library technology environment continues to evolve."
About Gold Coast City Libraries
Gold Coast City Libraries (GCCL) offers valued services which are intrinsic to the community. It provides technology services, access to media, community information and local history to residents, interstate and international visitors of all ages. GCCL has a network of 13 branch libraries, Local Studies Library, Mobile Library Service, Special Needs Library, Corporate Library and Online 24/7 Library. On the Web: www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.
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.