Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, a leader in library technology, announced that Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia, will install its Web- and Java™-based Millennium library automation system, replacing the college's incumbent VTLS system. With this purchase, Longwood College joins an established community of four-year institutions in Virginia running Millennium.
"After an intensive, protracted review of competing systems in the marketplace, we determined that the Millennium system, especially MAP (Millennium Access Plus), met more of our requirements and desires than any competitor's offering," said Calvin Boyer, Longwood College's Library Director. "This, coupled with high satisfaction levels for product, service, and support among current Innovative customers we queried made Millennium our unanimous choice."
Longwood College is the fifteenth four-year institution in Virginia to have chosen Millennium. Others include: Christopher Newport University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, Roanoke College, and Washington and Lee University.
"Millennium has a proven track record with academic libraries both in Virginia and around the world," said Jerry Kline, Innovative's President/CEO. "The purchase of MAP and the Millennium modules will allow the library to provide powerful, Web-based functions to both staff and patrons as well as efficiently manage and control access to information resources. We are very proud that Longwood College has chosen Innovative."
Longwood College, founded in 1839 as a private female seminary, became the first state supported institution of higher education for the women in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1884. Today, the library serves approximately 4,100 coeducational students and houses a collection that includes 235,000 cataloged titles and 13,500 print- and electronic-journals.