Emeryville, CA—Innovative announced today that Pratt Institute has selected the Millennium integrated library platform to keep library staff connected with their information environment and the faculty and students they serve. The library is migrating from a Dynix Horizon system maintained by SirsiDynix.
"Pratt Institute Libraries need a library technology solution that is easy enough to use that, with good training, the staff can take to the product and understand why it operates the way it does, and see the big picture of what goes on the library, " says Patricia Cutright, Director of Libraries. "How circulation, reference, cataloging, and the online catalog can be connected in Millennium pays dividends for our students and faculty with rich information and the intuitive searching capabilities offered by WebPAC Pro.
"It's a very, very sophisticated system that allows you to do anything—from report writing to linking to the bursar's office and other types of automated systems on campus. For example, when I need to download from the financial or student information system, Millennium is savvy-enough that I know it's a possibility. "
The Pratt Libraries staff are also committed to the potential of resource sharing to boost the level of service they provide their campus. Says Cutright: "Libraries need to consider the consortia model direction and Millennium positions us to take advantage. In the past I was involved with an INN-Reach system, the Orbis/Cascade Alliance (Oregon and Washington), and the Sage (formerly Pioneer) Library Consortium. I've had many good experiences with Innovative products and good relationships with Innovative staff. "
In addition to liberal arts, architecture, and fine arts programs, Pratt hosts the oldest library school in the United States.
About Pratt Institute
The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.
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.