Emeryville, CA. North Carolina's Central Piedmont Community College has selected the Sierra Services Platform and Encore Synergy. The library is migrating to Sierra from a Symphony system provided by SirsiDynix.
"The Services Platform model is the new trend and we want to embrace it to stay current," says Gloria Kelley, Dean of Libraries. "We like that it has open architecture and expect improvements in the traditional ILS indexing over what we have had in the past."
The Library will also implement Encore Synergy for one-search access of articles and local collections. Says Gena Craig, Systems Librarian, "We think users will respond positively to Encore because it gives a nice balance of articles and books in what is returned. Going back and forth easily between books and articles makes what we have more accessible."
About Central Piedmont Community College Library
Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. CPCC is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013.
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces creates cutting-edge products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and the freedom to implement solutions that best meet their specific needs. The company's versatile and market-leading solutions include: the Sierra Services Platform, the Millennium ILS, the Encore Synergy discovery application, Electronic Resource Management, and INN-Reach resource sharing. An established company with a vision for the future, Innovative connects with thousands of libraries of all types in over 50 countries. Innovative's commitment to service is reflected by its 24/7/365 Help Desk, Innovative University, and the CSDirect Web support center. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.