October 22, 2013 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces announced today 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.
"Our libraries selected Innovative for a number of reasons including a powerful yet easy-to-use patron interface, robust management information reporting for our library directors, and an attractive price," says George Christian, Executive Director of Library Connection.
Adding Value with Discovery
"Our libraries are looking forward to broadening the array of resources targeted by patron searches with Encore," continues Christian. "Patrons too often overlook the databases libraries subscribe to, because they are not included in a typical OPAC search. Encore searches both the catalog and subscription resources without any extra effort on the part of patrons, giving our libraries enormous added value."
Embracing Open Technology
"We hope that open technology will enable us to embrace all the other new library technologies that emerge," continues Christian. "As we add our subscription databases to catalog searches with Encore, we hope that open technology will enable us to continue to expand the reach of our search box and broaden our relevance to our patrons."
"We are honored to become a partner of Library Connection and looking forward to a long and prosperous working relationship with such a distinguished group of professionals. This decisions emphasizes Innovative's commitment to the success of the consortia library market by providing an open and modern technology solution that supports resource sharing between libraries," says Christopher Le Blanc, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Innovative. "The Sierra Services Platform provides an open, powerful solution that is cost-effective and allows the institutions to evolve in both services and technology more rapidly than ever before."
About Library Connection, Inc.
Library Connection is a non-profit cooperative of 27 public and academic libraries which share an integrated library system (CONNECT) and other technological innovations that improve the delivery of services. Library Connection and CONNECT are the successors to CircCess, which was started in 1979 by approximately 10 libraries in the greater Hartford region. CircCess was one of the first groups to combine the collections of public and academic libraries on the same automated library system.
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative (www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers the broadest and most complete portfolio of library automation products on the market today. Innovative's flagship library services platform, Sierra, is the most rapidly adopted product in library automation history. The company's versatile and market-leading solutions also include the Millennium ILS, Encore discovery solution, Electronic Resource Management, Decision Center collection management tool, SkyRiver cataloging service, and INN-Reach resource sharing. Customers are supported through a 24/7/52 Help Desk, Innovative University, and the CSDirect Web support center. A recognized leader in library automation software, Innovative has introduced technological advancements for over 30 years. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in over 50 countries and has offices around the world. Keep up with Innovative on the CEO INN-Sights blog at blog.iii.com.