Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, a leader in information technology for libraries, announced that the Electronic Information Network (eiNetwork) has chosen to install Innovative's Web- and Java™-based Millennium library automation system. Prior, eiNetwork had been using Innovative's Acquisitions module in conjunction with their DRA Classic system.
"We chose to replace our DRA Classic automation system with Innovative's Millennium to achieve increased functionality for both patrons and staff. Patrons will have access to their own accounts and be able to place their own reserves. Staff will have the benefits of fully integrated acquisitions and serials modules, inventory, a collection agency interface, telephone notification, improved reporting, and homebound modules," said Joan Morris, Database Group Manager at eiNetwork. "The Oracle option for Millennium was also chosen to support the increased data mining needs of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the consortium as a whole."
"With this purchase, eiNetwork will be able to efficiently update their holdings to the ACCESS PENNSYLVANIA database, the largest statewide union catalog project in North America, which also runs Millennium," said Jerry Kline, Innovative's President and CEO. "Millennium is used by dozens of consortia around the world and clearly demonstrates the power and flexibility necessary to support the complex needs of a multi-type consortia. We are pleased that eiNetwork has joined the growing list of consortia using Millennium."
eiNetwork, founded in 1995, is a collaborative project of the Allegheny County Library Association, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and the Commission on the Future of Libraries in Allegheny County. eiNetwork provides library automation, PCs, Internet access, and other information technology services to a consortium of 46 public libraries, schools, and museums in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The organization supports an integrated library automation system, housed at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, with 1.2 million catalog records, 3.7 item records, and over 400,000 patrons.