Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, the world's leading provider of Web-powered, Java-based automated library systems, announced today that the King County Library System (KCLS) has selected Millennium as its new integrated library system. This installation includes three Innovative products of particular use to public libraries: Patron Self-Registration (signing up for library use), AirPAC (wireless OPAC), and Basic Ecommerce (online fine collection). With headquarters in Issaquah, Washington, KCLS serves the greater Seattle, WA area. This large system includes 43 branches and serves over one million registered users. They are replacing Dynix Classic software.
Most important to KCLS' decision was the sheer volume of transit and holds their system needed to handle. “Millennium was the system that could best streamline the materials-handling process and improve the speed and efficiency of patron transactions,” said John McCullough, Innovative's District Account Manager for the Northwest Region. KCLS has well over four million volumes and is the third largest circulating library in the entire country.
KCLS also looked for a partner that would fit with their development-oriented culture, which includes plans for continuous improvement and an embrace of wireless technologies. "We're really looking forward to working with Innovative,” said Jed Moffitt, Associate Director of Information Technology Services at KCLS. “We needed a reliable partner plus strong, flexible, and credible software. We believe that we will have this through our partnership with Innovative."
Furthermore, KCLS staff knew that their customers embrace technology and expect a fast and forward-thinking product like Millennium. At present, this dynamic county library features 24/7 online reference and makes dozens of databases available to its users. “Being selected by a technology-savvy organization such as the King County Library System is particularly exciting,” stated Jerry Kline, Chairman and CEO of Innovative. “We are confident that Millennium will provide a world-class foundation for KCLS's ongoing development efforts.”
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 product offering, Millennium, is an acknowledged market leader installed in thousands of libraries in 40 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.