April 23, 2008 -- Emeryville, CA. Michigan's Grand Valley State University Libraries has selected Millennium, Innovative's Integrated Library System (ILS). The Libraries had previously installed the Encore discovery services platform in 2007 and are a second-wave development partner for that product.
"The decision to implement Encore and Millennium was primarily driven by enhancing the user experience and providing better search capabilities of our data," says Director of Access Services Ron Berry. "Using them together will provide better services to our users in terms of discovery, real-time information, personalization features provided by My Millennium, and more."
The Libraries are migrating from a Voyager system provided by Ex Libris Ltd. Berry continues: "I have previous experience with Millennium and was impressed by Innovative's 24/7/365 Help Desk as well as their development and support of products like External Patron Verification [LDAP] and RSS Feed Builder."
The Libraries will also begin participation in the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL) later this year. MeL is the state's "anytime, anywhere" library comprised of over 250 libraries offering a total of nearly 30 million items. Launched in 2005, 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.
About Grand Valley State University Libraries
The Grand Valley State University Libraries serve as the information gateway for its campus community. Dedicated to providing quality service, fostering an informed citizenry, and supporting liberal education, the Libraries promote intellectual discovery, critical thinking, and lifelong learning. The Library contains 600,000 volumes and circulates 120,000 items per-year.
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.