October 28, 1999. The success of Innovative Interfaces continues in Sweden with the decision by Karolinska Institutet and Södertörns högskola to install a joint Millennium library automation system. Installation of Millennium will begin in February 2000, and both Karolinska and Södertörn will be migrating from the LIBERTAS library system.
Louise Brunes, Library Director at Södertörns högskola, said: "Millennium has the best functionality and flexibility of all the systems we looked into, and the new Java-based interfaces make the system modern and user-friendly as well. A good Web OPAC was top priority when choosing a new system and we found that the OPAC of Millennium had the features we required."
Per Olsson, Library Director at Karolinska Institutet pointed out: "It is also very important for us to have as smooth a migration from LIBERTAS as possible, and we believe Innovative can offer us the best solution, since they have experts in both applications."
Olsson added, "During the past 8 years, SLS, both in Great Britain and Scandinavia, has provided excellent support, and we are confident that SLS/Innovative will continue to give us equally good service."
Bob Radford, Business Manager for Innovative Interfaces, said: "Innovative continues to be encouraged by the support and enthusiasm from existing LIBERTAS customers for the Millennium system, and we are delighted to be able to continue our long-standing relationship with Karolinska and Södertörn, two important Swedish institutions."
Södertörns högskola is one of the most recently founded university colleges in Sweden. It was inaugurated in 1996 with some 1,000 students and is growing by another thousand every year. By 2003, there will be 7,500 full-time students and 700 employees, most of whom will be PhDs or full professors. Year 2003 is also the year when Södertörns högskola aims to become a complete university. One of the university's major tasks is to increase recruitment to higher education while at the same time maintaining the highest academic standards in research and education.
Karolinska Institutet is Sweden's only university with an exclusive focus on medicine. It is also Sweden's largest center for medical training and research, accounting for 30 percent of the medical academic training and 40 percent of all the medical academic research that is conducted nationwide. Karolinska Institutet has more than 5,000 full-time students and 3,500 employees, 2,000 of whom are researchers. The Karolinska Institutet Library (KIB) is the national medical resource library and the Nordic region's largest library within its field.