Emeryville, CA--Innovative Interfaces, the leader in information technology for libraries, announced that the Saint Louis Research Libraries Consortium has chosen to install the Millennium library automation system, which will provide enhanced access, control, and preservation for the library and archival collections of the consortium's three libraries. Based in Saint Louis, Missouri, the consortium includes the Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri Historical Society, and Saint Louis Art Museum.
Because each library has important research collections with a distinct subject emphasis (science, history, and art), sharing Millennium will create a significant and diverse Web-based arts and sciences database. The ability to search all three institutions' databases simultaneously will allow users to find materials that may not have been found while searching a single institution. The Millennium system's powerful text and image capabilities will encourage collaboration on special projects such as educational and recreational programming and digitization projects that will make material available via the Internet.
"The Millennium system will help users in the Saint Louis community and beyond become more aware of the rich collections of these cultural institutions," said Connie Wolf, Missouri Botanical Garden Librarian. The three institutions are grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for awarding the funds necessary to support the purchase and implementation of Millennium.
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.