Emeryville, CA--Innovative Interfaces, the leading supplier of Web-based library systems, announced that the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, will install its Millennium system in August.
"One of the library's key objectives, within the University's e-strategy, is to enhance its information systems so that we are capable of supporting a digital library environment," said Janet Gardner, Head of Technical Services at the University of Warwick. "The selection of a new generation library management system that would facilitate this and enable the library to make a full contribution to the University's e-learning strategy was therefore a priority for us and, having chosen Millennium, we are confident that we shall achieve this objective."
The University of Warwick is one of the United Kingdom's leading research universities, consistently ranked in the top five. It is located on a leafy 700-acre campus in the heart of England, adjacent to the city of Coventry and on the border of Warwickshire. It was awarded its Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1965 and in the same year, admitted its first 450 undergraduate students. Today, the University of Warwick's student population numbers nearly 19,000 with approximately 4,000 staff and faculty.
"We are particularly impressed with Millennium's electronic serials management and excited by the opportunities for developing services to users through MAP, which we believe will enhance our role in content provision for the University's developing virtual learning environment," added Gardner. "Moreover, when we began the process of selecting our new ILS, we very much hoped to find a system which would enable us to manage and display the XML records of our important archive holdings side-by-side with records for the library's resources on the same platform. In MetaSource, that hope will become a reality."
The University Library is a six-story building in the heart of the campusone of the first university buildings to be completed in the late 1960s. A 1990s extension to the main building provided more library space and a purpose-built archive accommodation for the Modern Records Center, which holds nationally important archives relating to modern British society. The library has over 25,000 registered users and a staff of around 150. Its holdings comprise about 1 million printed volumes, 10 kilometers of archives, about 11,000 journalsof which more than 8,000 are electronicand more than 200 subscription databases.
Bob Radford, Innovative's UK Business Manager, said, "Innovative is particularly pleased to have been selected by such a prestigious university for both traditional library management and digital collections management, including advanced universal searching and context-sensitive linking provided by MAP, as well as our XML-based MetaSource products. The University of Warwick will be at the cutting edge of libraries worldwide when they install later this year."
Innovative Interfaces (www.iii.com) is the 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.