Emeryville, CA--Innovative Interfaces, the leader in information technology for libraries, announced that Minuteman Library Network, based in Natick, Massachusetts, has selected the Millennium library automation system. Millennium will replace the Network's existing Sirsi system.
"We are pleased to be moving forward with Innovative Interfaces. After careful evaluation of several potential vendors, we concluded that Millennium offered the features we need and was the best match for the way the we currently operate," said Meredith McCulloch, Minuteman Library Network's President. "We look forward to future possibilities and are confident that Innovative will be a good partner in our future endeavors."
Minuteman Library Network is Innovative's fourth network in Massachusetts, which also include Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing (C/W MARS), North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE), and Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS). It comprises 41 public and academic libraries in the outlying communities of the greater metro west Boston area. Among its members are the public libraries of Brookline, Natick, and Cambridge, as well as Framingham State College, Newbury College, and Dean College.
The Minuteman Library Network was started twenty years ago by a small group of public librarians who were eager to establish a common computer system for improved efficiency and resource sharing. The Network has been supported by a central site staff of sixteen that manages the central computer and telecommunications, provides centralized MARC cataloging, and supports an active program of training and support for member libraries. The shared database now includes 640,274 patrons and 5,983,637 items.
Innovative Interfaces (www.iii.com) is a leader in providing Web-based automated library systems. Innovative's library automation systems are installed in thousands of libraries in 32 countries around the world. The company is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices in Canada, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.