Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, the world's leading provider of Web-powered, Java-based automated library systems, announced today that 24 institutions purchased or upgraded to Millennium in the second quarter of 2004. During this period, total sales of market-first Electronic Resource Management exceeded 60, including several key stand-alone sales.
The 21-branch San Antonio Public Library (TX) selected Millennium and the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (Las Cruces, NM) expanded to Millennium in April. Two mid-western public libraries also joined the Innovative family this quarter: Genesee District Library (MI) and the award-winning Palatine Public Library (IL). Innovative also won first-time automator Avalon Free Public Library (NJ). The Arlington School District (OH) selected Millennium Via, Innovative's school package, and will be the first school library system to join the OhioLINK resource-sharing system, which includes 17 public universities, 23 community/technical colleges, 44 private colleges, and the State Library of Ohio.
In May, the Northern Library Network, a new mixed consortium in West Virginia, chose Millennium. Forty-one sites in the group are moving to Innovative. In addition, the Library of Michigan is partnering with Innovative for its ambitious Michigan Electronic Library (MeL) project. Utilizing Millennium and Innovative's cross-database searching application MetaFind, a union catalog for up to 550 libraries will serve the state's netizens in the first five years of operations.
Remaining sales in the U.S. were academic libraries at Biola University (CA), Chemeketa Community College (OR), Faulkner University (AL), Miami University (OH), Moraine Valley Community College (IL), Milwaukee Area Technical College (WI), Nebraska State College System (NE), University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (AR), University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, and Walla Walla College (WA).
On the international front, two southern European universities selected Millennium with Electronic Resource Management: Italy's prestigious Universitá Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan) and Spain's Universidad de Jaén (Andalucia). Warringah Library Service became Innovative's first public library site in Australia. The Biblioteka Narodowa (the Polish National Library) upgraded to Millennium. In addition, Innovative extended its international presence to 41 countries with the addition of the Universidad de Piura in Peru.
On a competitive note, 36 VTLS libraries are moving to Millennium, five libraries are replacing Dynix systems, two are replacing Endeavor, with one each replacing: Athena, Baratz, CARL, CDS/Isis, CyberTools, Follett, InfoVision, Sirsi Unicorn, and Sirtex.
Electronic Resource Management Sales
As the first product of its kind, Innovative's Electronic Resource Management system has experienced strong sales since its launch. Sales reached 63, including selections of standalone systems by Cornell University (NY) and the State University of New York at Buffalo.
“We're genuinely pleased with the market acceptance of our Electronic Resource Management product,” says Leslie Straus, Innovative's Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “Innovative's continuing robust sales reflect a strong market for best-in-class systems.”
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 41 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.