January 30, 2001—Innovative Interfaces, a leading supplier of Web-based library solutions, will install its Millennium library automation system at Mills College in Oakland, California.
Renee Jadushlever, Assistant Vice President for Library and Technology at Mills, said, "Mills College Library conducted an extensive analysis of the major library automation vendors. We chose Innovative for a variety of reasons. We were exceedingly impressed by the functionality and flexibility of Millennium, in addition to the capability of providing a shared interface for the Web-based catalog and our Z39.50-compliant databases.
"Additionally, Millennium's ability to integrate digital images and audio files into the OPAC was an attractive feature that will continue to make the library a central and indispensable information resource for the campus community."
The 46,600 square-foot F.W. Olin Library of Mills College opened in 1990. The library's collection currently holds 225,000 books, 815 print journals, over 60 databases, and also provides electronic access to the full text of more than 1,500 journals. The library's special collection includes 12,000 rare books and 10,000 manuscripts. Collection emphases include nineteenth and twentieth century American and British literature, women's history, fine printing and binding, arts, dance, and music. Among the highlights in the Special Collections are a first folio of Shakespeare and an original Mozart manuscript.
Jerry Kline, Innovative President and CEO, said, "Millennium has the power and flexibility to seamlessly integrate multimedia, making both traditional and digital library resources fully accessible through a single Web-based collection. We are very pleased to partner with Mills College."
Founded in 1852, Mills is the oldest women's college west of the Rockies and the only independent women's college in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mills enrolls approximately 750 undergraduate women and 400 women and men at the graduate level.