Emeryville, CA -- April 2, 2008. The Howell Carnegie District Library in Howell, Michigan has selected the Millennium integrated library system including the integrated Ecommerce product. The Library will also provide new access to millions of books and media from the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL) starting this fall.
"Millennium will be a giant leap forward for our patrons," says Library Director Kathleen Zaenger. "The online catalog will be more user friendly and also allow patrons to sign up for library cards within that environment as well as pay fines and fees through Ecommerce."
MeL is the state's "anytime, anywhere" library that went live in 2005 and has grown to over 250 libraries offering a total of nearly 30 million items. Services MeL provides include the MeLCat online catalog, driven by Innovative's INN-Reach direct consortial borrowing system, and a database-search portal accessible through Innovative's classic federated-search product, MetaFind.
Says Zaenger: "MeL participation will offer an incredible volume of materials to our users on top of the 120,000 items we currently offer. We're one of the fasting-growing areas of the state with a very 'wired' community that will get a lot out of the new access. MeL is a win-win for us and the other libraries involved."
About Howell Carnegie District Library
Located 65 miles northwest of Detroit, the Howell Carnegie District Library provides information services to 45,000 residents across 160 square miles around Howell in Livingston County. The Library's original Carnegie building was completed in 1906 with money from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and local funds. In 1991, an award-winning renovation and addition project quadrupled the space available to meet the needs of a growing community.
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces dedicates 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.