Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, the world's leading provider of Web-powered, Java-based automated library systems, announced today that the organization's international reach has grown to 40 countries around the world. Innovative achieved this landmark when the University of Namibia selected Millennium as its integrated library system in March 2004.
In 1982, Innovative's first international customer and development partner, Canada's Ontario Power Generation, came on board and is still a customer to this day. Innovative's first overseas customers came in the early 1990s with the addition of libraries in Australia (Deakin University and University of Newcastle), Asia (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Italy (European University Institute), and England (University of Essex).
Today, nearly 300 Innovative systems are at work in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. The countries with the most Innovative systems reflect the breadth and depth of Innovative's world-wide presence: Spain (33), Canada (31), and South Africa (28) have the most sites; while Australia, England, and Taiwan have 21 sites each. These international installations range from small special libraries to large libraries such as the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, the Estonian Library Network, and the Sorbonne.
What Makes Innovative International?
“Adding our 40th country is a real achievement,” says Aaron Blazer, Innovative's Director of International Customer Sales. “Our success is based on our commitment to making Innovative a truly international company.” Innovative shows this commitment by Millennium's full, system-wide compliance with the Unicode standard and its support of over twenty languages. In addition, Innovative's 24/7/365 customer support means that help is always available regardless of time differences. Blazer continues: “With representatives in eleven countries worldwide, Innovative truly speaks the language of its customers.”
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 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.