November 17, 2014 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that Auckland Libraries (New Zealand) will upgrade to the Sierra Library Services Platform from Innovative's Millennium ILS. With over 470,000 registered card holders and 55 branches, it is the largest public library system in Australasia. Auckland Libraries holds 3.5 million items with an annual circulation of 17 million.
"Auckland Libraries' selection extends a productive relationship with Innovative that began 10 years ago," says Gene Shimshock, VP of Global Marketing. "Larger library systems are choosing to move to Sierra for the flexibility it provides when serving a wide constituency of users and the ease of handling millions of transactions a year. With public libraries creating new opportunities for service, Sierra can support their needs as the technology landscape broadens in the coming years."
About Auckland Libraries
Auckland Libraries is the largest public library system in Australasia. Its 55 branches include four heritage research centers with extensive documentary collections, notably the Sir George Grey Special Collections. Auckland Libraries provides access to digital content, creates a number of unique databases, and cares for heritage collections of local, regional, national and international significance. Each day there are almost 40,000 visitors to the physical libraries and 17,000 to the website.
Innovative (www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the broadest and most complete portfolios of library automation products on the market today. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in 66 countries and has offices around the world.