Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, a leading supplier of Web-based library solutions, announced that the new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, combining the libraries of San José State University and San José Public Library in San José, California, will install the Innovative Interfaces' Millennium library automation system.
Supported by Silicon Valley's innovators and leaders since its announcement in 1997, the new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library combines the San José Public Library System and San José State University Library, a project closely followed in the library world. Never before has a major U.S. city and a large metropolitan university collaborated to create and co-manage a learning center that will be shared both by students, faculty, and the community.
"Silicon Valley has a history and culture that thrives on innovation. San José's new Dr. Martin Luther King Library continues in this spirit by forging a powerful partnership between the two libraries. We are excited to be chosen as their library automation provider," said Jerry Kline, President/CEO at Innovative.
Jon Williams, Information Technology Manager at San José Public Library noted, "Ultimately, Millennium best fit the needs of the new library. Innovative surpassed the competition because of the way Millennium accommodates the disparate needs of both a public library and an academic institution."
Richard Woods, Information Technology Director at San José State University Library noted, "Millennium was selected on the basis of its ability to distinguish between and provide different options for services available to a registered borrower as a university-affiliated user of university materials and for services available to that same borrower as a member of the public using public library materials."
The new library will serve the staff, faculty, and students of San José State University as well as the city of San José's public community. The outstanding collections will be moved to this new facility and registered library users will have full access to all materials. The joint collection, which also includes all branches of the San José Public Library System, will be searchable online via the shared Web OPAC that will display in English, Vietnamese, and Spanish. In total, the new library will have 1.3 million volumes with a 2 million volume capacity and materials in 58 languages. Special collections include Beethoven Studies, Steinbeck Studies, California History, Martin Luther King Collection, Africana Resource Center, Asian American Resource Center, Chicano Resource Center, and the University Special Collections.
Kline also noted that San José State University is one of fourteen California State Universities that have chosen Millennium, closely following California State University, Northridge, who signed with Innovative in July.
About San José State University
San José State University (library.sjsu.edu) educates the next generation of Silicon Valley innovators and the professional workforce of tomorrow. The current University Library serves approximately 30,000 students, faculty, and staff, with 5,400 daily visitors to its facilities. Its collection consists of more than 900,000 books and approximately 3,500 periodical titles.
About San José Public Library
The San José Public Library (www.sjpl.lib.ca.us) enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information. Library service began in the city of San José in 1849, with branches added as the population in the area grew. The library now serves the 918,800 residents of San José through its 17 branches with plans to add 6 more. It has an annual circulation of over 11 million.