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Innovative and Askews implement EDI Solutions for Dorset (UK) Libraries

Press Release: Innovative Interfaces, Inc. [December 13, 2006]

Copyright (c) 2006 Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Abstract: Innovative Interfaces and Askews Library Services are making acquisitions faster and more accurate at Dorset Libraries with the live implementation of EDI orders and invoices. Askews is a leading supplier of books and media to the public library market while Innovative is a growing presence in the UK's library-technology marketplace.


Emeryville, CA and Lancashire, UK—Innovative Interfaces and Askews Library Services are making acquisitions faster and more accurate at Dorset Libraries with the live implementation of EDI orders and invoices. Askews is a leading supplier of books and media to the public library market while Innovative is a growing presence in the UK's library-technology marketplace.

"Electronic ordering and invoicing are key to achieving efficiency savings at a time when Dorset Library Service is under extreme budget pressures and undergoing an Efficiency Review," says Norman Shirley of Dorset Libraries. "Members of library staff have been surprised at how easy the whole process was to learn and implement. We look forward to extending our electronic capabilities in the near future working closely with Askews and Innovative Interfaces."

"This efficient connection between the Millennium integrated library technology platform and Askews will streamline workflow for libraries," says Ted Fons, Senior Product Manager at Innovative. "This adds yet another efficiency to Millennium acquisitions. It's full integration with the entire system means that data from Askews becomes instantly available to staff."

"Innovative is having increasing success in the region, so EDI was a key process in order to provide UK authorities with the services they have come to expect," says Paul Dalton, IT Project Manager at Askews Library Services. "Due to their knowledgeable and professional approach, EDI orders and invoices were implemented with minimal time and effort which has greatly improved our trading relationship with Dorset Libraries".

About Askews Library Services

Askews is the leading provider to the UK and overseas of complete library acquisition and processing solutions. Tailored to meet the needs of tomorrow's library service today, services include: a range of selection models, encompassing Cascade, a revolutionary supplier selection system, EDI and bespoke processing, including RFID for both new and backstock material. Askews are at the forefront of innovation and have invested significantly to provide its customers with an unrivalled range of services that provide both quality and maximum efficiency. Askews are committed to providing EDI Services to its customers and more information is available upon request. If you would like more information please email enquiries@askews.co.uk.

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.

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Publication Year:2006
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:December 13, 2006
Publisher:Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Place of Publication:Emeryville, CA
Company: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Askews Library Services
Products: Millennium
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:12298
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2006-12-13 17:12:44