August 20th, 1999. The Universidad Complutense de Madrid, one of the largest universities in Europe, has selected Millennium from Innovative Interfaces as its new library automation system. Millennium will replace Complutense's existing LIBERTAS system which was installed in 1991 by SLS Information Systems, now the European Division of Innovative.
Marta Torres, Director of the Library at Complutense, said: "Millennium will allow us to improve the integration of our different information services on the Web. The high customization of the interface, the independence of system platforms and the ease of software upgrades are some of the features we had in mind when selecting the product. We feel that the Web-based approach and the Java™-based development imply a technological advantage to face the future evolution of library management systems."
Sra. Torres continued, "Millennium is rich in features and functionality to manage the circulation, serials, and booking of materials, for example; all of these are very important for an academic library, especially one as large and complex as that of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid."
Complutense's student base of over 130,000 means that the requirement for well-supported as well as reliable systems are of utmost importance. Innovative's 24/7 global customer support will ensure constant service security and staff support. The added support provided by local Innovative staff in Madrid will ensure Complutense has full confidence in their new Millennium library system.
Millennium supports many languages and character sets, and the system to be installed at the Complutense Library will include a Spanish OPAC, as well staff menus in the local language. Implementation of the new system will begin in November this year.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, is one of Europe's largest universities, with over 130,000 students. With origins dating back to 1293, the university was moved to Madrid from Alcalá de Henares in 1836, and finally became known as Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1970. The university library currently has a catalogue containing more than one million bibliographic records and houses over two million volumes, including important antique and modern collections.