Emeryville, CA — Innovative Interfaces, the world's leading provider of Web-powered, Java-based automated library systems, announced today that Tufts University has selected Millennium as its Integrated Library System. The system, which includes Millennium Access Plus and Electronic Resource Management modules, will replace a Sirsi Classic system.
Founded in 1852, Tufts has a strong undergraduate program and is known for its Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, as well as the Fletcher School, with graduate programs in international law and diplomacy. Because of the breadth of its programs, the University's library staff was looking for a system that could meet the needs of the Tisch Library for the Arts, Sciences and Engineering, Webster Veterinary Library, the Health Sciences Library, and the Ginn Library at the Fletcher School, without being overly complicated and unmanageable.
The Tufts Libraries were impressed by the robust nature of Millennium and the vision driving Innovative's new electronic resource offerings. Director of Library Technology Charlotte Keys outlined some of the reasons Millennium was chosen:
- “The opportunity to work with a company of Innovative's experience and history of consistent and well-thought out development strategies;”
- "Integration of electronic resources for management by library staff and use by patrons; and”
- “A working environment that will streamline library procedures.”
The era of having to choose among and separately search Tufts' many subscription databases will come to an end with the installation of MetaFind, which allows seamless searching across multiple databases. In addition Keys states, “We are also excited about WebBridge's OpenURL capabilities, which put access to other library and Web resources a click away from the Web OPAC.” Web Access Management will control authentication across all digital resources from any access point in the library or worldwide.
Tufts University will also be installing an integrated version of Electronic Resources Management. This module will allow simplified and timesaving management of Tufts' hundreds of licensed databases. Previously, administering these resources required not only a stand-alone software product, but also a separate index of links to electronic resources that Tufts did not individually catalog.
With the integrated Millennium system, Tufts University library staff will benefit from a number of new capabilities and features including a robust report-generation capability. Staff will save time by being able to update large groups of records instead of having to manually manage large data changes. The Millennium system will be configured using an Oracle Database.
Celebrating 25 years of partnership with the library community, Innovative Interfaces (www.iii.com) is the leader in providing Web-powered, Java-based automated library systems. Its flagship integrated library system, Millennium, is an acknowledged market leader installed in thousands of libraries in 39 countries around the world. The company is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices in Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Korea, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.