August 23, 1999. Innovative Interfaces, Inc., a leader in Web-based solutions for libraries, will install its Millennium library automation software at NOBLE (North of Boston Library Exchange), the multi-type consortium headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts. NOBLE will migrate from two GEAC Plus systems and will go live in December, 1999.
"We chose Innovative because we were impressed with the company's track record with large consortia," said Ron Gagnon, NOBLE's executive director. "We talked to a number of Innovative sites and their uniform high level of satisfaction was very convincing. The richness and functionality of the software, particularly for large consortia, was another important point."
"We're pleased to be partnering with a multi-type consortium such as NOBLE," said Innovative President and CEO Jerry Kline. "The opportunity to work closely with a library system of the size and caliber of NOBLE is one that we welcome. Millennium's rich functionality and Web-based technology make it the logical choice for this forward-looking consortia."
NOBLE will install the following Millennium modules: the Web OPAC, Circulation, Serials Control, Acquisitions, Materials Booking, Inter-Library Loan, Report Writer, and Course Reserves. Licensed for 350 staff users and unlimited OPAC users, the consortium will run its Millennium system on a Compaq Alpha 4100.
The NOBLE consortium consists of 28 member libraries (17 public, 10 academic, and one special library, the state library agency) and 35 locations. With one million titles and 2.5 million items, the system conducts 3.1 million circulation transactions every year.