September 13, 1999. Innovative Interfaces, Inc., a leader in Web-based solutions for libraries, has begun beta testing its new Release 2000, another on-time set of enhancements, at the University of California, Irvine; the City of Albuquerque, in Bernalillo County Library System; Springfield-Greene County Library; and Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs.
According to Doug Randall, Innovative's Technology Product Manager and leader of the Release 2000 effort, "With the development of Innovative's Web-based Millennium modules, it's exciting to deliver yet another on-time major release of the entire system with enhancements that benefit all Innovative libraries. The enhancements in this release are fundamental - not incremental - and offer significant new functionality. Many were suggested by our very active User Group, including completely new search operators in list creation, and new flexible export capabilities ideal for PC applications. As always, Release 2000 is a free and easy self-update for all Innovative libraries."
Release 2000 enhancements include new methods of exporting data from the system for import into PC applications; greatly increased user control over bibliographic record creation and overlay; and enhanced MARC validity checking. The new release also offers an improved SIP interface for Self Checkout devices, which is beta testing in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque, in Bernalillo County Library System, a major user of Innovative's current Self Checkout interface.