Thursday Dec 5, 2013
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November 18, 2013. Colorado Library Consortium and Innovative partnering to offer SkyRiver cataloging to colorado libraries. Colorado Library Consortium, a statewide library cooperative serving more than 400 members, and Innovative Interfaces, a recognized leader in library automation software, announced that they have signed an agreement to make SkyRiver bibliographic services available to libraries throughout Colorado. Under the terms of the agreement, CLiC will now be able to offer SkyRiver to individual member libraries, providing a low-cost, high-quality cataloging alternative. In addition, CLiC and Innovative will be implementing SkyRiver for AspenCat – a union catalog of almost 800,000 items shared by 48 public, academic, school, and special libraries in the state. <<more>>
November 11, 2013. Chatham-Kent Public Library (Ontario, Canada) Selects Sierra and Innovative Product Suite. Innovative Interfaces announced that Chatham-Kent Public Library in Ontario, Canada has selected the Sierra Services Platform, the Encore discovery solution, and the Decision Center collection management tool for a complete library solution. They are migrating from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix. <<more>>
November 5, 2013. Tyler Public Library (TX) selects the Sierra Services Platform with patron-empowerment capabilities. Innovative announced that Tyler Public Library (TX) has selected the Sierra Services Platform with integrated patron-empowerment capabilities. Through the Encore discovery solution, users can conduct a single search for print and electronic resources, get real-time information about catalog items, write reviews, and manage their own account. <<more>>
October 22, 2013. Innovative expands reach in Asian market with appointment of Keng Wee Chuang as Sales Director of Asia. Innovative has appointed Keng Wee Chuang as Sales Director of Asia. Most recently he served as Senior Director at RealNetworks, a provider of internet streaming media delivery software and services, creating value in the areas of sales, marketing, and business development. Previously, he was at LogicaCMG, a multinational IT and management consultancy company, in the capacity of Business Development Director. <<more>>
October 22, 2013. Library Connection (CT) selects the Sierra Services Platform and more to support the cooperative’s mission . Innovative Interfaces announced that Library Connection, Inc. in Windsor, Connecticut has selected the Sierra Services Platform, Encore discovery solution, and Decision Center collection management tool for a complete suite of Innovative products that will support their mission of Collaboration, Innovation, and Savings for libraries. The 27-member library cooperative will be migrating from a Symphony™ ILS provided by SirsiDynix. <<more>>
October 14, 2013. Dauphin County Library System (PA) selects Sierra and suite of Innovative products. Dauphin County Library System in Pennsylvania has selected a suite of Innovative products including the Sierra Services Platform, Encore discovery solution, and Decision Center collection management solution. They are migrating from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix. <<more>>
October 2, 2013. University of North Alabama's Collier Library selects complete suite of Innovative Products. Innovative Interfaces announced that University of North Alabama's Collier Library has selected the Sierra Services Platform, Encore discovery application, and the Decision Center collection management solution. Together these products will work in an integrated fashion to manage core library functionality, provide one-search access to key library materials, and create intelligent collection-management reports. The Library is migrating from a Voyager system provided by Ex Libris. <<more>>
September 30, 2013. Sierra Extends International Success with Selection by Barcelona Provincial Council (Spain). Innovative Interfaces announced that the Barcelona Provincial Council (Diputació de Barcelona) will implement the Sierra Services Platform. The Council provides over 5.5 million citizens across the Province with economic and technological support, including the 211-member Barcelona Cities Library Network. The Network contains 2.4 million registered users who borrow over 50,000 items each day. The Network is replacing its current Millennium ILS from Innovative, which it implemented in 2008. <<more>>
September 26, 2013. Innovative Establishes Services and Development Center in Asia Pacific Region. Innovative announced that it is establishing a services, support and development center in Noida, India to provide closer support to existing customers in Asia, Australia and New Zealand and position the company for continued growth in the region. <<more>>
September 20, 2013. 3M Cloud Library and Innovative Interfaces now offer integration of eBook lending service with Encore. 3M Library Systems and Innovative Interfaces have completed integration of 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service into Innovative’s Encore discovery application. This latest integration success enables library users to have a seamless experience for 3M’s extensive pool of eBooks, along with their library’s local print and digital collections. This new integration is live at Westerville Public Library (OH) and is available now for all types of libraries. The integration allows library users to discover, place holds, and check out eBooks entirely within the familiar Encore interface. The search results display helpful eBook icons, availability status, and number of copies available. The integration allows library users to discover, place holds, and check out eBooks entirely within the familiar Encore interface. The search results display helpful eBook icons, availability status, and number of copies available. <<more>>
September 13, 2013. Maryland University of Integrative Health selects Sierra and Content Pro. Innovative Interfaces announced that Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, MD has selected the Sierra Services Platform and the Content Pro digital asset management tool for a library solution that will help meet the growing demands of a technologically advancing academic community in health and wellness. They are migrating from a library system provided by the Follett Software Company. <<more>>
September 10, 2013. Robert Jacobs joins Innovative as Director of Northern European Sales. Innovative Interfaces announced that Robert Jacobs has joined Innovative as Director of Northern European Sales. He has proven his leadership at major electronic-publishing companies, where he planned and implemented a range of sales and marketing activities. Jacobs served in positions of increasing responsibility at Swets Information Services, where most recently he led the company's sales and marketing functions in the UK, Africa and Middle East. Previously, he was with Thomson Learning. <<more>>
September 10, 2013. Winding River Library System (WI) selects Sierra and suite of Innovative products. Winding River Library System (WI), a consortium in Wisconsin serving seven counties covering 5,000 square miles, has selected a suite of Innovative products including the Sierra Services Platform, Encore discovery application and Decision Center. They are migrating from an Iluminar system provided by Auto-Graphics. <<more>>
September 9, 2013. Innovative raises the bar on Customer Service as Newman is named SVP for Library Solutions. Innovative announced today that longtime executive Hilary Newman has been named Senior Vice President for Library Solutions as part of the company's continuing commitment to meeting the technology needs of its library customers. <<more>>
August 21, 2013. Three public libraries select SkyRiver cataloging utility . Oakland Public Library and Monterey Public Library in California and East Lansing Public Library in Michigan have selected SkyRiver, Innovative's comprehensive cataloging service offering unprecedented record quality and ease of use. Oakland Public Library and Monterey Public Library are migrating to SkyRiver from OCLC's Connexion. East Lansing Public Library had not been using a full-service cataloging utility. All three libraries cited SkyRiver's easy-to-use interface and high-quality records as reasons for choosing SkyRiver. <<more>>
August 18, 2013. 50 academic libraries in over 10 countries select Sierra . Innovative Interfaces, Inc. announced today that 50 academic libraries in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America have selected the Sierra Services Platform in the first half of 2013. <<more>>
August 12, 2013. Doug Kaplan named as VP Global Alliances and Partnerships at Innovative Interfaces. Innovative announced today that Doug Kaplan has been named VP Global Alliances and Partnerships. Kaplan is a proven growth agent of media technology companies with extensive experience both in the US and Asian markets. Major media companies have tapped Kaplan to lead and grow business in Asia such as LexisNexis, where he served as CEO of the Asia Pacific region, defining and launching more than 20 major products and services across 13 markets. He also served as President of the Asia Pacific region at RealNetworks, and has held senior-executive positions at NetGravity and Nikkei BP. <<more>>
August 9, 2013. Lingnan University upgrades to the Sierra Services Platform. The Lingnan University Library in Hong Kong upgraded to the Sierra Services Platform from the Millennium ILS this past month. The internationally recognized liberal arts university has been a customer of Innovative since 1993 and participates in the Hong Kong Academic Library Link that utilizes Innovative's INN-Reach resource-sharing solution. <<more>>
August 7, 2013. First sites go live with Innovative's Content Pro IRX institutional repository solution. Innovative Interfaces announced that several libraries are now live with Innovative's institutional repository solution Content Pro IRX. Content Pro IRX drastically simplifies the management of an institution's digital content by providing a central store for institutional documents, theses and dissertations, conference papers, images, presentations, and much more. Innovative offers Content Pro IRX as an optional add-on module to Content Pro, its digital asset management system. <<more>>
August 5, 2013. Cumberland County Library System (PA) selects Sierra and Encore. Innovative announced that Cumberland County Library System (PA) has selected the Sierra Services Platform and the Encore discovery application. CCLS has also selected Decision Center, Innovative's comprehensive collection management solution. They are replacing a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix. <<more>>
July 24, 2013. Sierra Achieves Record Success in First Half of 2013 . Innovative Interfaces, Inc. announced the Sierra Services Platform has shown accelerated growth in 2013, already surpassing the total number of new library systems added in all of 2012. <<more>>
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Innovative Interfaces is privately owned by HGGC (formerly Huntsman Gay Global Capital) and JMI Equity.
Innovative Interfaces, Inc. offers the following Integrated Library Systems:
A total of 5731 library facilities included in lib-web-cats use an ILS provided by Innovative Interfaces, Inc..
Innovative Interfaces, Inc. offers an OpenURL Link Resolver:
|Feb 1, 2013||
Huntsman Gay Global Capital and JMI Equity purchase remaining shares of Innovative Interfaces.|
|Aug 27, 2012||
Kim Massana named as Chief Executive Officer.|
|Mar 1, 2012||
Huntsman Gay Global Capital and JMI Equity make strategic investments in Innovative Interfaces, Inc. and SkyRiver.|
|Aug 9, 2010||
Neil Block becomes president of Innovative Interfaces, Inc..|
|May 26, 2006||
Innovative Interfaces launches Encore discovery interface.|
|Oct 16, 2001||
Jerry Kline purchases the outstanding shares of the company from co-founder Steve Silberstein.|
|Apr 30, 1997||
Innovative acquires SLS.|
Innovative launches its first Web-based online catalog.|
|Oct 15, 1992||
Bob Walton Joins Innovative Interfaces Inc. as Executive Vice President.|
Innovative opens office in the United Kingdom.|
Innovative develops INN-Reach system.|
Innovative interfaces develops Circulation Module for INNOPAC.|
Innovative moves headquarters to Berkeley, CA.|
Innovative interfaces develops online catalog module for INNOPAC.|
SLS formed as a private company.|
Innovative Interfaces develops Serials Control Module.|
Innovative launches INNOVACQ SYSTEM 100.|
Innovative Interfaces develops OCLC-CLSI interface.|
Innovative Interfaces, Inc. founded by Jerry Kline and Steve Silberstein.|
South West Academic Libraries Co-operative Mechanisation Project founded.|
The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Innovative Interfaces, Inc., or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (April 2013). Innovative Interfaces Absorbs SkyRiver and Withdraws Lawsuit Against OCLC
In a major shift in strategy reflecting a more collaborative style of its new ownership and management, Innovative interfaces has withdrawn the lawsuit it filed against OCLC in July 2010. SkyRiver Technologies, the sister company and lead plaintiff of the suit, has been absorbed into Innovative Interfaces, which will integrate the SkyRiver cataloging service into its product offerings.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2013). Innovative Interfaces Ownership Update
Smart Libraries Newsletter has previously reported on the majority acquisition of Innovative Interfaces, Inc. and SkyRiver Technologies by a pair of private equity firms, Huntsman Gay Global Capital and JMI Equity. In the initial transaction, company cofounder Jerry Kline sold the majority of the company, but retained a stake and served as the chairman of a newly constituted Board of Directors. In a subsequent transaction that closed the end of January 2013, Kline divested his remaining shares to the investment firms. Huntsman Gay and JI Equity now own 100 percent of Innovative Interfaces and SkyRiver. No information is publicly available regarding financial details such as the valuation of the company or the portion of shares retained by Kline following the initial transaction. Kline also has resigned from the company's board of directors, having divested his ownership and concluding his strategic and operational involvement.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (October 2012). New Executive Leadership at Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces, Inc. has appointed Kim Massana as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective upon the announcement on August 27, 2012. Jerry Kline continues as Chairman and Neil Block as President.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (April 2012). Innovative Interfaces Joins the Private Equity Club
Innovative Interfaces, one of the veteran companies of the library automation industry, has been one of the major holdouts in the wave of private equity investments that has reshaped the library automation industry over the last six years. The company has remained under the sole ownership of its co-founder Jerry Kline. That position now changes as a pair of private equity firms, Huntsman Gay Global Capital and JMI Equity have made strategic investments in Innovative Interfaces, Inc. and its sister company SkyRiver Technology Solutions. Following the transaction Kline retains partial equity in the company and will serve as the Chairman of the company's reconstituted Board of Directors and will continue involvement in the leadership of the company. Rich Lawson, co-founder and Managing Partner of Huntsman Gay serves as Vice Chairman and JMI Equity will hold a seat on the new Board. No changes in the executive management of Innovative or SkyRiver are planned.
Innovative Interfaces, Inc. announced that it has received a strategic investment from Huntsman Gay Global Capital, a leading middle market private equity firm, and JMI Equity, a leading growth equity firm focused on investing in growing software, internet, business services and healthcare IT companies. Innovative Founder and Chairman Jerry Kline will continue to be directly involved in the Company’s overall operation as Chairman of the Board and shareholder of the Company. SkyRiver Technology Solutions, a provider of library metadata, also owned by Kline, received investment on the same terms. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2012). Innovative Interfaces: Sierra, Encore, and Electronic Resource Management
Innovative Interfaces continues to build interest in its new Sierra platform. The company also launched its new Decision Center product, and announced new releases of Encore and Content Pro.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (October 2010). New Management at Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces, Inc. has named a new President to lead the operations of he company. Effective August 2010, Neil Block, formerly Vice President for Worldwide Sales, advances to the role of President responsible for all divisions of he company. Jerry Kline, who co-founded Innovative Interfaces in 1978, owns the company and will continue to serve as its Chairman.Serials Solutions has also seen a major transition in its executive management. ProQuest announced that Michael Gersch had been appointed as the General Manager of Serials Solutions and as an Executive Vice President of ProQuest.
Breeding, Marshall, (May 3, 2010). Encore Synergy Launched for Article Discovery—A New Search Model
Following the January 2010 announcement by Innovative Interfaces (www.iii.com) that its Encore discovery platform would be enhanced to include new article integration capabilities (http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/Digest/Encore-Discovery-Offers-New-Article-Integration-Capabilities-60723.asp), the company has launched Encore Synergy. This new enhanced version of Encore uses dynamic web services interoperability with content providers to layer access to articles into search results.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (May 2011). Innovative Interfaces to Launch Sierra: A New-Generation Automation Platform
Innovative Interfaces has joined the fray of library automation vendors launching new-generation library automation platforms. With Innovative's new system, dubbed Sierra, they aim to offer the depth of functionality equivalent to their current Millennium ILS. This system leverages current technology architectures that include open source components, with fullfeatured API bundles that enable greater extensibility and flexibility in the way that libraries make use of the system.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (July 2006). Innovative to introduce Encore
Innovative Interfaces announced it’s developing Encore, a next-generation library interface, or discovery services platform, which is designed to provide a more unified approach to finding information resources.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (May 2006). Innovative undaunted
Innovative Interfaces, second ranked company in the industry after SirsiDynix, has delivered its own steady stream of accomplishments so far this year. Recent sales of the Millennium ILS include the Oakland Public Library in California, Texas State University—San Marcos in Texas, Jinan University in China, Bibliothèque Méjanes in France, and the Université François-Rabelais de Tours Information Services also in France.
Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (June 2005). Innovative wins Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech, the original development site for the VTLS automation system, announced that will it migrate its libraries to Millennium from Innovative Interfaces.With this selection, Innovative shores up its lead among the prestigious members of the Association of Research Libraries to 37 out of the 123 total.
(October 16, 2001). Innovative announces transition in Ownership
Innovative Interfaces announced that Jerry Kline, co-founder and CEO, has reached an agreement to purchase the outstanding shares of the company from co-founder Steve Silberstein. Upon closing of the transaction, which is expected by the end of the year, Kline will assume full ownership of the company.
Library Systems Newsletter (June 1997). Innovative purchases SLS
Innovative Interfaces, Inc., purchased SLS Information Systems of Great Britain. SLS has over 700 installations in Europe, including more than 50 in academic libraries. Its primary product is Libertas. SLS was owned by 16 UK universities. Innovative purchased all of the outstanding stock for cash. The deal includes subsidiaries in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and Spain (Madrid) . SLS currently has a staff of 46 people.
Library Systems Newsletter (January 1996). Innovative has record year
Innovative Interfaces had a record year in 1995, signing 100 new-name customers during the year, including 11 academic research libraries and 20 public libraries.
Library Systems Newsletter (September 1993). OhioLink system up and running
OhioLINK is the first in which all activity of the separate local library systems is recorded and displayed immediately in the statewide union catalog. The OhioLINK INNOPAC statewide union catalog went online for the public on November 11, 1992, with 2.4 million bibliographic records from six university libraries, including: Case Western Reserve, Bowling Green, University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Central State University and Wright State University.
Library Systems Newsletter (July 1993). Innopac enters the European market
The European University Institute's recent installation of the INNOPAC library automation system marks the entry of Innovative Interfaces, Inc., into the European market. Innovative Interfaces systems are now installed in more than 340 libraries in six countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, and Italy.
Library Systems Newsletter (November 1992). Bob Walton joins Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Bob Walton will join Innovative Interfaces, Inc. as Executive Vice President and will serve as the company's Chief Financial Officer, including responsibility for marketing, sales, and administration.