Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, a leading supplier of Web-based library automation systems, announced that the High Court of Australia has chosen to install its Millennium library system.
Established in 1901, the High Court of Australia is the highest court in the Australian judicial system, equivalent to the U.S. Supreme Court or the High Court in the United Kingdom. The High Court consists of seven Justices. The functions of the High Court are to interpret and apply the law of Australia and to decide cases of special federal significance including challenges to the constitutional validity of laws and to hear appeals, by special leave, from Federal, State and Territory courts. Decisions of the High Court are binding on all other courts throughout Australia.
Installation of the Millennium system will enable the High Court of Australia's libraries to keep track of its holdings, which are geographically dispersed between four cities on the Australian continent in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
The High Court Library contains 163,000 volumes. The main strengths of the collection are law reports, including some 19th century U.S. state reports, and historical texts including a set of Nineteenth-Century Legal Treatises on microfiche. The library is maintained for the Justices of the High Court and is not open to the public.