November 30, 2000. London Guildhall University has signed a contract with Innovative Interfaces to install the Millennium library automation system. Millennium will replace the library's current LIBERTAS system which was supplied and supported by Innovative's European division, formerly known as SLS Information Systems.
The London Guildhall University libraries will benefit from the latest Millennium Web-based features, including Web OPAC, Circulation, Serials Control, Acquisitions, Materials Booking, and Interlibrary Loan. The system will be licensed for 50 staff users and unlimited Web OPAC users, and will run on a Compaq Alpha with an Oracle database.
Jean Marie Willers, Head of Information Systems at London Guildhall University, said, "Innovative's high quality Web OPAC and good functionality were important factors in our decision; users found the search facilities sophisticated and easy to use. Millennium allows us to offer more self-service and personalized facilities to our users, and will help us to deliver the University's Information Strategy.
"Innovative has a proven development path that exhibits a good understanding of academic priorities. All told, Millennium was the unanimous choice of the Academic Services Steering Group and academic staff viewing the system."
Bob Radford, Business Manager at Innovative Interfaces, said, "As always, Innovative is pleased to have the opportunity to continue its relationship with a long-standing customer. Another benefit London Guildhall University will receive, once their Millennium system is installed next summer, will be the 24 hour/7 days per week support provided to all customers from Innovative's California headquarters, with the added security of local support from Innovative's UK office."