Emeryville, CA-Innovative Interfaces, the leader in information technology for libraries, announced that the University of California, Merced Library has chosen Millennium. Scheduled to open in 2005, UC Merced will be the tenth University of California campus and the first American research university built in the twenty-first century
R. Bruce Miller began his work as founding University Librarian for UC Merced in 2001. Since then, a library building has been designed and construction has begun. Librarians have been hired and have begun developing collections and services. The latest milestone is the selection of Millennium as the University's library system.
"I relied on INNOVACQ, INNOPAC, and then Millennium while I worked at the UC San Diego Libraries. Extensive system capabilities, reliability, and responsive services made my job incredibly easier. Innovative's systems interacted with nearly every component of the libraries and gave us a foundation upon which to develop extended and enhanced systems and services," said Miller. "This new partnership with Innovative is integral to our commitment to make the University of California, Merced Library an outstanding research library for the twenty-first century."
"Our systems are installed at a majority of the University of California campuses, facilitating a tradition of excellent public education in the state of California," said Neil Block, Vice President of North American Sales at Innovative. "We are proud that UC Merced has chosen Millennium as its new integrated library system. This further establishes Innovative as the premier library automation vendor within the academic libraries of California."