Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces has announced a partnership with RLG (Research Libraries Group) to facilitate connections from RedLightGreen (www.redlightgreen.com) to Innovative's thousands of libraries worldwide. RedLightGreen is a free Web tool that lets students search millions of relevant scholarly items from RLG's Union Catalog, find local libraries where desirable items can be found, and generate citations for research papers in the style of their choice. The agreement enhances current information sharing between Innovative and RLG to ensure that students will be able to locate quality research sources at many of Innovative's academic, public, or special libraries worldwide.
"Since Innovative added nearly 100 libraries in the last twelve months alone, it is ideal for RedLightGreen to connect to new Innovative sites as they come on board," says Jim Michalko, President of RLG. "Students are already giving us great feedback and have been connecting to libraries with Innovative systems since the service was launched in September 2003."
"The sheer volume and quality of books represented by RedLightGreen and Innovative's position as a leading provider of library automation is a potent combination," says Jerry Kline, Innovative's Chairman and CEO. "It's a natural partnership. RedLightGreen puts the spotlight on libraries by directing users from the World Wide Web to local collections where critical resources can be found."
With over 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 42 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.
RLG is an international, not-for-profit membership organization of over 150 universities, libraries, archives, historical societies and other institutions with collections for research and learning. Founded in 1974 by The New York Public Library and Columbia, Harvard, and Yale universities, RLG provides solutions to the challenges presented by information access and management in the digital era. RLG is governed and run by its members, staff and board of directors. It is headquartered in Mountain View, California.