Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, the leading supplier of Web-based library systems, announced that the 2003 IUG (Innovative Users Group) meeting—the industry's largest event of its kind—attracted almost 1,200 customers from all types of libraries around the world.
“I look forward to the IUG meeting every year. It is refreshing to meet with our partners and take part in the dynamic exchange of ideas that this event fosters. Many of our customers tell me that this is the only conference they attend each year without fail—certainly the number of attendees bears that out,” said Jerry Kline.
Set in San Jose, California on April 25-28, 2003 and organized by the IUG (an independent organization), the four-day event included a one-day pre-conference for new users as well as Innovative training workshops. Over 150 unique sessions and 22 forums were held throughout the conference, ranging from topics of general interest to specialized presentations. Programs are prepared by volunteers from partner libraries and members of Innovative's staff.
A special highlight of the conference is the presentation of the Be Innovative! awards, which honor the winning libraries' best practices and innovations using the Innovative system.
Anne Myers, Head of Technical Services at Boston University Law Library and Chair of the IUG, noted, “The IUG conference is unique among the professional meetings I attend. This is a meat-and-potatoes conference containing programs that matter—I always take home new ideas to implement and directions to pursue to make our system more effective. The combination of presentations by users representing different types of libraries from a global customer base and superb training presented by Innovative product managers is incredibly valuable, making this my favorite conference each year.”