July 21, 2009 -- Emeryville, CA. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has selected the Millennium ILS to support the library of this new, world-class institution scheduled to open in September 2009. The selection adds to Innovative's presence in the region, which includes customers in United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Egypt.
"We chose Millennium as the backbone of a new library that will house a large collection and incorporate all of the latest technologies," says KAUST Library Director Adnan Alsharif. "The Library will occupy a central place on the KAUST campus and is designed as a gateway to research information and ideas. We found Innovative to be a reliable partner in the Middle East and Arabian Peninsula. We believe they are a very good choice to help us realize our vision of a high-tech library at a first-rate center for technological and scientific research."
About King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) aims to promote achievement in Saudi Arabia and around the globe as an international, graduate research university. KAUST will pursue its research agenda through four strategic research areas: Resources, Energy and Environment; Biosciences and Bioengineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Applied Mathematics and Computational Science. The campus will occupy an area of 14-square-miles and is located on the Red Sea, 50 miles from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia's second largest city. At maturity, the total KAUST community will number approximately 20,000 people. An interactive campus map can be found at: www.kaust.edu.sa/interactive-map/kaust_preloader.swf.
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.