Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, a leading supplier of Web-based library solutions, announced that it has signed new contracts in France and Morocco.
Bibliothèque Municipale de Rennes will be converting to Millennium from their Geac GLIS system. Located in Rennes, France, the library's collection includes 800,000 volumes. This includes a rich collection of rare books—55,000 of which were published before 1811—and 2,500 volumes from the 16th century. In 2004, the library will be located in a new building that will also house the Forum of Science and the Museum of Brittany. The library is comprised of a central library, thirteen branches, and four partner libraries.
Marie-Thérèse Pouillias, Director of the Bibliothèque Municipale de Rennes, said, "Millennium and its Web technology will help us to provide more and more services to our patrons, both inside the library and remotely through the Internet."
Université de Metz in Metz, France, will also install Millennium. They will be migrating from their existing VUBIS system. The university has approximately 16,000 students, 700 professors, and has four locations in Lorraine: Metz, Thionville, St. Avold, and Sarreguemines. The library has holdings of 250,000 volumes and an annual circulation of 105,000.
Bibliothèque Prince Bandar bin Sultan Fondation Forum d'Asilah (Public Library of Asilah), located in Asilah, Morocco, has chosen Millennium as its first automated library system. This will be Innovative's first installation in Morocco. This new library, which houses approximately 40,000 volumes, is part of a project controlled by the Moroccan government with private funding. The library's Web OPAC will be deployed in French, English, Spanish, and Arabic.