September 27, 1999. Innovative Interfaces, a leader in providing Web-based solutions to libraries, has brought Millennium Serials, its Java™-based graphical serials processing module, into general release.
The new module sets the standard for streamlined serials processing: serial publication patterns, issue holdings, and summary holdings statements can be entered using easy-to-use forms that automatically code data in USMARC Holdings format. Millennium Serials also gives library staff one-click graphical serials issue checkins, support for issue-level URLs for electronic journals, electronic claims to vendors, and a complete binding module that identifies issues ready for binding, tracks their shipment and receipt to and from the binder, and supports automatic summary holdings updates.
"Millennium Serials offers full Windows functionality along with a far more efficient use of the desktop," said Innovative Product Manager Ted Fons. "Millennium Serials Control—and all of Innovative's Web-based modules—benefits from superb navigation in which all functions are immediately accessible or are only a mouse-click or keystroke away. The multi-tiered Millennium architecture takes advantage of Java's platform independence and delivery of applications from the server and enables libraries to use both data and the network more efficiently, allowing for an easy adjustment to changing technology."
"We've been getting great reviews with Millennium Serials," said Adrian White, electronic services librarian at Howard University Law Library, where Millennium Serials has been in beta test since May. "Checkins and processing are much faster, and staff can do everything from one screen. The graphical user interface is terrific for training new users: most people are very comfortable navigating in a graphical environment, which makes training new libraries and staff short and easy. Millennium Serials has the potential to make processing fun."