January 13, 2001, Washington, DC. Innovative Interfaces, a leader in information technology for libraries, introduced several new products for its Millennium integrated library system at its booth #2160 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Washington, DC.
Citing its Web-based architecture as the foundation for extending the capabilities of Millennium, Innovative unveiled MAP (Millennium Access Plus), a new, integrated solution that guides patrons to Internet content quickly while protecting the rights of the library and content providers.
According to Laurie Davidson, Product Manager at Innovative, "MAP is a testament to Innovative’s commitment to easy, integrated access to Internet content. MAP links patrons directly to external servers and databases via the Web OPAC. The MetaFind function will access multiple Web-based resources with a single search and return all the results in a consistent interface."
Several other new products were announced:
Acquisitions Web Content Linking:
A new Web-based content linking functionality for book selection. Through the Millennium Acquisitions module, staff can link to Web-based reviews, search engines, and book jacket images while making selection decisions. This function is totally integrated with major book vendor databases as well as RealRead, Syndetics, Informata, and others.
An XML WebCrawler in partnership with Michigan State University (MSU). This project will extract metadata from XML EAD records which can then be uploaded into the library’s Millennium system.
Serials Checkin Server
A revolutionary facility that automatically checks in new serials issues, including set up of links to issue-specific URLs for electronic journals.
Wireless Public Access Catalog
A catalog interface designed for wireless devices. This is a natural extension of Innovative’s integration of palm devices (PDAs) with Millennium’s Web OPAC and Circulation modules.
A Web-based payment system for library users. Patrons can pay their library fees, fines, and charges online using a credit or debit card via a Web browser.