Emeryville, CA, USA, June 24, 1997. Innovative Interfaces, Inc. and Blackwell's Book Services announced today that they have reached agreement to implement EDIFACT transmissions. This will represent the first implementation of EDIFACT for both companies.
"Innovative is delighted to partner with an outstanding firm like Blackwell's for this new capability" said Sandy Westall, Vice President of Innovative. "This will enable customers of both firms to take advantage of this international standard with such features as title status responses," Ms. Westall continued. Current plans are for initial availability in the first quarter of 1998 with additional EDIFACT capabilities added later.
"This planned implementation of EDJFACT is a huge step forward for the joint customers of innovative and Blackwell's" said Allan Graham, Director of Technical Services, Marketing & Sales for Blackwell's. "it represents a commitment on the part of both firms to help customers perform their work more efficiently and to ultimately realize substantial cost savings" continued Graham.
Blackwell's provides a full range of traditional library bookselling services integrated with the latest in library technology and technical services. Blackwell's has offices in Lake Oswego, Oregon and Oxford, England, with a distribution center in Blackwood, New Jersey.
Innovative interfaces is one of the world's leading providers of library automation systems to academic, public and special libraries. Innovative's products are installed in more than 600 sites serving over 900 libraries in 19 countries around the world. Innovative is headquartered in Emeryville, California.