November 4, 1998. Malmö City Library, the largest public library in Europe, has today signed a contract with SLS Information Systems, the European division of Innovative Interfaces, to upgrade their current LIBERTAS library management system to INNOPAC Millennium. The installation is planned for Spring 1999.
The Director of Malmö City Library, Gunilla Konradsson, said: "We have chosen INNOPAC for our new library system and by doing this, we continue our long time co-operation with SLS. The choice was easy as INNOPAC is the system that satisfies our requirements for a modern, robust and stable system in the best possible ways. Furthermore, we see it as an advantage that the conversion from our current LIBERTAS system will cover a wide range of data files and will be of high quality.
We looked for quality and security, but also user-friendliness. The seamless integration of internet and web functionality impressed us when we looked at INNOPAC Millennium.20
We have a long tradition of pushing for self-service and therefore we are eager to install a system where the end-user can easily browse the library OPAC, look at holdings, ongoing loans and also place holds etc."
Folke Andersson, Sales Consultant at SLS/Innovative in Stockholm said: "This will be the first installation of INNOPAC Millennium in Sweden and we are very pleased to see Malmö become the first LIBERTAS site to upgrade. We have been working together for many years and have come to know Malmö City Library as a modern, active and future-oriented library".
INNOPAC Millennium has been translated into Swedish and, in the coming months, will also be adjusted to meet the Swedish library needs and practices. Amongst these adjustments, the Swedish searching and filing will be implemented and also import from the national database LIBRIS. Malmö City Library will also use an interface for import of user records from the Swedish population database SPAR. INNOPAC Millennium's integration with Malmö's extensive self-service automation was also a key requirement.
Another interesting function to be used is the Web Access Management module, which gives the library a high quality tool for controlling and monitoring the access to external web resources from within the library system.20
Malmö City Library (Malmö Stadsbibliotek) is an important cultural in stitution in Malmö, Sweden's third largest town. Following its move to the recently inaugurated main library, Malmö is now the largest public library building in Europe. The library system consists of the main library plus ten branches, one hospital library and one mobile library. Today, the system has almost half a million bibliographic records, and close to one million items. Registered users total around 160,000.