April 10, 2009 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces announced today that the current release of its Electronic Resource Management (ERM) product leverages version 1.6 of the NISO Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI). The latest version of the SUSHI standard makes access to e-journal usage statistics within the Innovative ERM quick and simple.
Innovative has played a major role in the development of SUSHI, which defines the harvesting of electronic resource usage data in a Web services framework, in partnership with Cornell University (NY) and the University of Washington. This joint effort evolved into the NISO-sponsored SUSHI protocol standard that is now a time-saving feature in Innovative ERM systems at academic, public, legal and medical libraries worldwide.
"Innovative Interfaces was one of the earliest library system vendors to integrate SUSHI into an ERM system and help libraries take a big leap forward in analyzing detailed e-resource usage statistics and cost-per-use data," says Adam Chandler, Co-Chair of the NISO SUSHI Standing Committee. "With its long history and leadership in providing electronic resource management solutions, we welcome Innovative's continuing role in helping to drive the advance of the SUSHI standard and its adoption throughout the library industry."
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces (www.iii.com) 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, INN-Reach resource sharing, 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.