April 14, 2008 -- Emeryville, CA. North Dakota State University Library in Fargo has selected the Millennium ILS to update their user experience and streamline staff workflows. The Library also selected the integrated My RSS Feeds and Feed Builder products to publish timely information to its users.
"Our biggest reason for moving to Millennium is to create a better user experience," says Jeremy Brown, Director of the Library's IT Division. "We want our web-presence to act like a real service and Innovative's products fit in very well with that. Adding features or products to WebPAC Pro will add value to what we do and improve the overall user experience. We were impressed with WebPAC Pro implementations at other academic libraries and we look forward to customizing our online catalog."
NDSU also selected Millennium's RSS Feed Builder, a product that gives users timely information about new materials at the library or other library-selected groups of items. "RSS capabilities will give us the power to creatively present the collections," says Brown. "For example, some on our campus are interested in certain media type or subject and we can publish this information to these constituencies in a new and useful way." The Library also chose My Record Feeds, which provides patrons with a personal RSS feed about their holds and availability of requested items.
Brown continues: "We're also pleased that Millennium requires significantly lower IT involvement than our previous system. And the overall out-of-the box experience for technical services staff looks really good and will streamline our workflows considerably."
NDSU library is replacing an Ex Libris Aleph 500 system and will be pilot-testing Millennium for the Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN).
About NDSU Library
The NDSU Library advances the University's land-grant mission of education, research, and service by facilitating access to the highest quality information. The Library anticipates and prepares for change by acquiring, organizing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge in both virtual and physical dimensions.
The NDSU Library consists of a Main Library, four branch libraries and a storage facility. Its collections include more than 1 million volumes, over 35,000 print and electronic full-text current serials, 90,000 maps, and a variety of audiovisual materials. With the University of North Dakota, it is a Regional US Government Publications Depository.
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.