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Brock University in Canada selects Innovative's Electronic Resource Management

Press Release: Innovative Interfaces, Inc. [May 10, 2007]

Copyright (c) 2007 Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Abstract: Brock University in Ontario, Canada has selected Electronic Resource Management to work as an integrated component of their Millennium integrated library platform. Now approaching its fourth release, the Innovative ERM provides the tools a library needs to master the licensing and administrative


May 10, 2007 -- Emeryville, CA— Brock University in Ontario, Canada has selected Electronic Resource Management to work as an integrated component of their Millennium integrated library platform. Now approaching its fourth release, the Innovative ERM provides the tools a library needs to master the licensing and administrative details of electronic information resources and present key information to library users.

Brock University provides a large number of e-resources for a library of its size—over 20,000 e‑journal titles plus a growing number of e-book and multimedia resources. "As our resources grow, the complexity of managing them is also increasing," says University Librarian Margaret Grove. "We have a relatively small staff and we need a solution that will work for us. We looked at more than one product, but we were impressed in particular by the workflow efficiencies that the Innovative ERM will allow us to realize. We also value the analysis tools that Electronic Resource Management provides. These are critical because we have to have some assurance that our campus is deriving benefit from the major investments we are making in digital resources."

One decisive factor in the decision was the Innovative ERM's ability to pay dividends for library users. Says Grove: "We were impressed with the ability to present useful information to our users that was not evident before when searching the catalog. Information related to the license is great for the user and public service staff, as is ILL information, copyright, terms of use, and how and where to access full-text."

The Innovative ERM is now installed in over 200 libraries worldwide in stand-alone configurations and as an integrated module in Innovative's Millennium ILS.

About Brock University

Brock University is located at the center of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula in St. Catharines, Ontario, and is the only Canadian university with the distinction of being part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The University has a student population of more than 17,000.

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 consortial 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.

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Publication Year:2007
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:May 10, 2007
Publisher:Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Place of Publication:Emeryville, CA
Company: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Products: Electronic Resource Management
Libraries: Brock University
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:12540
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2007-05-10 19:27:53