February 12, 2015 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that the Diputació de Barcelona (DIBA) in Spain is now live on the Sierra Library Services Platform after completing a migration from Innovative's Millennium ILS. DIBA's Municipal Libraries Network contains more than 720,000 titles and more than 10.5 million items. Over 2.6 million registered users borrow over 50,000 items each day and can access the libraries at 230 locations.
"After five years with Millennium, we chose Sierra for its open architecture that will make it easier to develop local services adapted to our needs," says Anna Surroca i Carrera, Head of the ILS Operations Unit at DIBA. "We also expect that Sierra will provide a robust system that will be sustainable as demand for our services grows even larger."
"I was impressed by the energies and dedication of our customers in Spain during my visit with the Spanish Innovative Users Group last year," says Innovative CEO Kim Massana. "Barcelona is my hometown and we are privileged to extend our partnership with this vibrant city and its surrounding areas. I look forward to seeing how this active library community will take advantage of our continuing partnership."
"Innovative will continue to meet the needs of both library users and the 1,500 staff members that will work with Sierra every day," says Santiago Raya, Sales Manager. "Sierra will provide them with smooth workflows and collaborative opportunities that will serve this substantial network of libraries well into the future."
About Diputació de Barcelona
Diputació de Barcelona (DIBA) provides support and services to its municipalities and strives to achieve excellence in the provision of services through the efficient use of public resources and the constant improvement and innovation in public management. The Coordination Service of the Barcelona Provincial Library supports and ensures balanced services across the region, as well as exchange experiences and information. Information on the Municipal Libraries Network can be found at: www.diba.cat/web/biblioteques/inici.
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.