Emeryville, CA—Innovative today welcomed Ingram Library Services to the group of vendors supporting Inventory Express, a tool that allows library staff to select books more quickly and easily than ever before. With the addition of Ingram, a leading library services company, Inventory Express now provides real-time, Web Services-based connections to five vendors: Ingram, Coutts Information Services, Amazon.com, Baker & Taylor, and BWI.
With a single click, library staff now can search Ingram's database of over one million items from within Millennium Acquisitions to find a specific title, check the library catalog for duplicates, download pricing and availability information, and obtain the information necessary to create a database record. This reduces a multi-step process to just one step, saving staff time and letting them focus on important selection decisions. Innovative has made this possible by designing Inventory Express as an integrated component of Millennium that employs Web Services techniques for real-time information exchange over the Web.
"With Ingram's participation, many more of our customers will be able to take advantage of the efficiencies Inventory Express offers," says Ted Fons, Senior Product Manager at Innovative. "Many Millennium libraries rely on Ingram because of the large size and scope of the content it offers and now these libraries will have a better way to order books that leverages both services."
About Ingram Library Services
Ingram Library Services Inc. is a unit of Ingram Book Group, a leading wholesaler of trade books, spoken audio, and magazines. Ingram Book Group provides immediate access to the largest selection of books and book-related products in the industry. In addition to Ingram Library Services, Ingram Book Group's operating units include Ingram Book Company Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc. and Tennessee Book Company LLC.
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. The company has fulfilled this mission with first-rate services and products such as the Millennium integrated library platform, the INN-Reach direct consortia borrowing solution, Electronic Resource Management, and the Encore discovery services platform. 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.