Emeryville, CA--Innovative Interfaces, a leading supplier of Web-based library solutions, announced that in the past month (August 2002), six public library systems have signed a contract with Innovative: Carver County Library System, Denton Public Library System, Lakeland Library Cooperative, Thousand Oaks Public Library, Greene County Public Library, and Cuyahoga County Public Library.
Carver County Library System, located in east central Minnesota, is comprised of five libraries: Chanhassen Public Library, Chaska Public Library, Norwood Young American Public Library, Waconia Public Library, and Watertown Public Library. The libraries have a combined collection of 180,000 volumes and an annual circulation of 650,000. They will be migrating to Millennium from their Sirsi Atlas system.
Denton Public Library System in Denton, Texas, will install Millennium in November. The library first opened during the Depression years of the early 1930s as part of a WPA project to establish school libraries. Through this initiative, Denton County was able to open a small three thousand-volume library on the third floor of the courthouse. Today, the main library operates on a 25,000 square-foot building, with a smaller 10,000 square-foot branch and a combined collection of 157,000 volumes. They will be migrating from their epixtech system.
Lakeland Library Cooperative will install Innovative's Millennium system in October. The Lakeland Library Cooperative is a consortium of forty-one public libraries in eighty-one locations in the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Serving over 607,000 patrons, the consortium has a combined database of 815,000 titles (3,596,000 items) with an annual circulation of over 8 million.
Thousand Oaks Public Library in Thousand Oaks, California, will also install Millennium in October. Opened in 1982, the library system is comprised of one main facility, Thousand Oaks Library, and one branch library, Newbury Park Library. The 62,000 square-foot Thousand Oaks Library facility will soon be expanded to accommodate an improved Children's Services area, study rooms, and additional seating and shelving capacity.
Greene County Public Library in Xenia, Ohio, will install Millennium to replace their existing Sirsi Classic system. For over one hundred years, seven community libraries have served the residents of Greene County. With an annual circulation of 2.1 million, Greene County Public Library offers a collection of 650,000 volumes that includes books, magazines, videos, audio cassettes, CDs, online resources, and more. The library also provides home delivery that extends library service to those who cannot visit the library.
Cuyahoga County Public Library, founded in 1923 in Parma, Ohio, will be migrating to Millennium from their existing Sirsi Classic system. With twenty-nine locationsfour regional libraries, twenty-two branches, two "mini libraries," and an administrative buildingit is the tenth busiest library system in the United States and boasts the highest per capita circulation. Cuyahoga County Public Library has a collection of 3,042,935 volumes and an annual circulation of 12,750,013.
John Lonsak, the library's Executive Director, echoed comments expressed by other public libraries making the switch to Millennium: "The Cuyahoga County Public Library has selected Innovative's next generation library system for several reasons. Our public services staff is very impressed with many of Innovative's special features, such as Millennium Access Plus (MAP). Innovative's services also fit in nicely with our library's Information Technology Strategic Plan."
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces (www.iii.com) is a leader in providing Web-based automated library systems. Innovative's library automation systems are installed in thousands of libraries in 31 countries around the world. The company is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices in Australia, Canada, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.