February 4, 2008 -- Emeryville, CA. The Consortium of Catalonian University Libraries (El Consorci de Biblioteques UniversitÓries de Catalunya) in Barcelona, Spain has selected the Millennium integrated library solution. The nine-member group is migrating from a VTLS Classic system.
The membership's union catalog, the Collective Catalog of the Universities of Catalonia (CCUC), offers the library holdings of the most important academic institutions in Catalonia. The CCUC makes available nearly 7 million items from 150 different collections and libraries. The member organizations are:
- Autonomous University of Barcelona
- Barcelona University
- Catalonia Technical University
- Girona University
- Lleida University
- The National Library of Catalonia
- Open University of Catalonia
- Pompeu Fabra University
- Rovira and Virgili University
"CBUC and its libraries have been reviewing ILS technology developments since 2003," says Consortia Director LluÝs Anglada. "The group concluded that library technology has evolved enough to offer a next-generation of system to users. Millennium earned the most respect among our members because it closely complies with the requirements needed to offer modern library services on the web."
About the Consortium of Catalonian University Libraries
The Consortium of Catalonian University Libraries (www.cbuc.es) was created in 1996 with the mission of improving library services through cooperation. The first project of the consortium was to create the Collective Catalog of the Universities of Catalonia, followed by an ILL program. The positive results of these two initial programs led the Consortium to venture into new activities-such as joint purchases of equipment, training, bench marking, technology-o draw up a project called the Digital Library of Catalonia.
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces dedicates its energies to meeting the needs of libraries and the challenges of library automation. The company has fulfilled this mission with first-rate services and products such as the Millennium integrated library platform, the INN-Reach direct consortia borrowing solution, Electronic Resource Management, and the Encore discovery services platform. Today, thousands of libraries of all types in over 40 countries rely on Innovative's products, services, and support. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.