Emeryville, CA—Innovative announced today that California State University (CSU), Chico has selected the Millennium integrated library technology platform, along Electronic Resource Management. Millennium will replace a Dynix Horizon system maintained by SirsiDynix, Inc.
"In addition to the standard ILS functionality, we are interested in improving information management and user-display capabilities with Electronic Resource Management and Millennium Media," says Library Director Carolyn Dusenbury. "We have a growing collection of e-resources including an active digitizing program of historic photograph and maps. Millennium also creates a single search for e-course reserve materials which is a significant improvement for our students."
Another factor in the decision to implement Innovative tools was the staff's assessment of Innovative as a company. Says Dusenbury: "We know the reputation of Innovative and were impressed that everything we needed had already moved from development into implementation at libraries. We are excited about the prospect for a long-term business and professional relationship with Innovative."
CSU Chico also puts an emphasis on online learning for both campus and distance learners. To more fully integrate into this environment, the library staff has selected Innovative's Single Sign-on so students and faculty can move to and from an authenticated library session on the campus e-portal.
In addition to CSU Chico, two other CSU campuses, CSU San Bernardino and CSU Fresno, selected Millennium in 2006. This brings the number of Millennium installations in the CSU system to 17 of 23 campuses.
About Meriam Library at CSU Chico
The Meriam Library is the largest library of any type between Sacramento and the Oregon border. It takes its name from Ted Meriam, a member of the first CSU Board of Trustees who was instrumental in creating the California State University. The Library holds over 950,000 volumes and is a regional resource with unique collections of regional history and photographs, as well as the Dorothy Morehead Hill Collection of research on the Native Americans of Northeastern California.
About Innovative Interfaces
For over 25 years, Innovative Interfaces has dedicated its energies to meeting the needs of libraries and the challenges of library automation. Core to this mission are trusted products including the Millennium integrated library technology platform, INN-Reach next-generation resource sharing, the Symposia digital repository, and Electronic Resource Management. Today, thousands of libraries of all types in over 40 countries rely on Innovative's products, services, and support. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.