Emeryville, CA--Innovative Interfaces, the leading supplier of Web-based library automation systems, announced the introduction of Via, a completely integrated and networked library automation system for school districts. The new product makes its debut today at The Technology and Learning conference in Dallas.
The Web-based Via system has a full range of core ILS capabilities, including online public access, cataloging, circulation, graphical self-checkout, and inventory control. As well, Via offers advanced functionality such as advanced keyword searching, multimedia management, patron authentication for Web resources, and Web portal access.
Because Via is Java-based, it is platform-independent. This means that the system can run on any combination of PCs, Macs, or Linux workstations.
According to Tami Pellowski, Innovative's new Director of School Library Sales, "Via offers school districts features that are specific to school library media centers, such as home room-based notices, student barcode generation, overdue reports, customized reports, and more. I am confident that a product of Via's caliber, which leverages Innovative's 24 years of library software development, will expand the company's presence in the K-12 market. I am delighted to be spearheading this effort."
Jerry Kline, Innovative's Chairman and CEO, added, "We now partner with more than 20 school districts and have been listening to them very carefully to assess their requirements. This fruitful dialogue has resulted in Via, a product that we hope will become a very powerful tool for K-12 libraries."