June 27, 2016 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, is proud to share the successful implementation of Sierra at the University of Northampton, as part of the institution's strategic vision to merge two campuses at the heart of the community.
A Changemaker campus in England, the University of Northampton is a leader in social innovation, dedicated to making higher education more accessible and socially-relevant for students today. To become more efficient and align its technology with learning styles of the 21st century, university staff made the decision to upgrade to a unified cloud-based solution that is proven in the marketplace, with strong workflows and analytics. The University of Northampton selected Innovative as its partner of choice, and has migrated to Sierra.
"Throughout the sales and implementation process, Innovative was very understanding, approachable, and we immediately felt like a team," said Alan Rosling, Head of Resource Development, Library and Learning Services at the University of Northampton. "When we looked at the next-generation solutions we could've chosen, we felt Sierra was the best fit for us. For who we are. Where we are. Where we're going. And our staff resources. We made the right decision and are quite happy about it."
Today, the library experiences greater workflow efficiencies with Sierra, Mobile Worklists, and Create Lists functionality. Public services staff have streamlined list-making responsibilities, and can now conduct unlimited bulk changes in a matter of minutes. While the library knew migrating to Sierra would streamline workflows as a staff tool, improving the student experience was equally as important. With the underlying open architecture of Sierra, the University of Northampton seamlessly integrates other third-party products and benefits from an improved user interface as well.
"We look forward to working alongside such a well-respected institution, and knowing that Sierra will support the Changemaker campus' strategic vision for the future is truly an honor," said Bill Schickling, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Innovative. "The value we're able to provide the University of Northampton is a perfect example of why we develop next-generation, cloud-based solutions, and we anticipate this trend of adoption will continue as we maintain ongoing quarterly releases going forward."
For more information on Sierra, visit the Innovative website.
Innovative (www.iii.com) provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, corporate and special libraries and consortia. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.