Emeryville, CA/Bristol, UK, December 10, 1997. SLS Information Systems, the European Division of Innovative Interfaces, announced today that the University of London Library has signed a contract to upgrade from its LIBERTAS system to INNOPAC Millennium. This agreement is the first such migration since the purchase of SIS Information Systems by Innovative in April this year.
The University of London Library, located at Senate House in Bloomsbury, is one of the largest academic research libraries in the UK, with holdings of two million items and some 44,000 registered users. "Our confidence in the product was such that we chose to take advantage of the offer of making the upgrade to INNOPAC, without going through procurement procedures. We are convinced that it will be the right solution for us," said Emma Robinson, Librarian at the University of London Library. "INNOPAC offers our users all the functionality they require and allows us to tailor the system to their needs. We were also impressed by the development strategy and the range of features being incorporated into the Millennium project."
SLS Information Systems has its headquarters in Bristol, UK, and offices in Stockholm, Madrid and Lisbon. Their LIBERTAS library automation system has more than 100 installations throughout Europe. Following the purchase of SLS Information Systems by Innovative, the two companies are gradually being integrated, with SLS becoming the European division of Innovative. "All our LIBERTAS customers are being offered the opportunity to upgrade to INNOPAC Millennium whenever they wish," said Mark Carden. General Manager of SLS Information Systems. ‘We are committed to continuing support of LIBERTAS for several years to come. but many of our customers are already choosing the smooth migration path to INNOPAC Millennium."
Innovative Interfaces, headquartered in Emervville. California. is one of the world's leading providers of library automation systems to academic, public, and special libraries. During 1997. Innovative introduced INNOPAC Millennium, a product designed to implement thin-client and Java-based technologies. With Millennium. Innovative is the first library automation company to deliver a Java-based product. The INNOPAC system is installed in more than 700 libraries in 18 countries. Visit Innovative's Web site at www.iii.com.