Emeryville, CAŚMentor Public Library in Mentor, Ohio has selected the Millennium integrated library technology platform and will participate in SearchOhio. Driven by Innovative's INN-Reach direct consortial borrowing solution, SearchOhio makes 8 million books available to users of member libraries. The Library will migrate from a SirsiDynix Dynix Classic system.
"We are excited about Innovative's offerings because they fully met the criteria given to us by our stakeholders," says Marlene Pelyhes, Collection and Information Technology Manager. "Our goal was to find a library technology company with a proven track record and products that we could see working at libraries like ours. We also were impressed by the demonstration of Millennium at our library. Features like circulation are not designed as an afterthought but are simply presented. We came away feeling that Innovative truly understands libraries."
Library staff also see resource sharing as a critical capability for today's public library. Says Pelyhes: "Resource sharing between libraries in our area needed to be addressed. Being part of SearchOhio was a huge factor in our decision. We can share materials with a large number of libraries without eating up staff time creating temporary records in our catalog. With SearchOhio we will have seamless library sharing that gets more books in patrons' hands more quickly. It will also help us meet our future needs as the demands of our patrons change and evolve."
About Mentor Public Library
Mentor Public Library provides resources for lifelong enrichment. With 55,000 registered patrons and a collection size of 250,000 volumes, Mentor Public Library circulated 755,000 items in 2006. Our ongoing commitment to the community is excellence in all that we do. A city in Lake County, Ohio, Mentor is ranked by CNNMoney.com as one of the "Top 100 Best Places to Live in America."
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.