January 15, 2014 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System in British Columbia, Canada has selected the Sierra Services Platform and the Decision Center collection management tool for a complete library solution. They are migrating from an Evergreen system.
"Sierra incorporates everything we want into one system," says Marc Saunders, Director of Libraries at Thompson-Nicola. "Beyond the robust acquisitions, cataloguing, and circulation modules, there are extra features like the patron suggestion tool, a library events calendar and booking module, as well as a sophisticated reporting tool for librarians and administrators. We are most keen to use Decision Center to ensure we are getting the best value per dollar from our collections. Budget monies always need to be maximized and we look forward to the insights the system will provide."
Additionally, Saunders states, "We've realized that when a library can perform all of its tasks in a single system, it saves time and money. We look forward to our future with Sierra. It's a win/win."
"As we enter 2014, Innovative continues to prioritize our commitment to global markets and our growing customer base of Canadian libraries," says Christopher Le Blanc, SVP of Global Sales. "With their selection of the combination of Sierra and Decision Center, Thompson-Nicola has a powerful platform to not only provide seamless, comprehensive services to their patrons, but also give their staff integrated tools for maximizing library operations."
About Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System
The Regional District, with headquarters in Kamloops, provides library service to a population of 134,000 within its 45,000 square kilometer boundaries in the Central Interior of British Columbia. The library system has a staff of 114 (59FTE), including 8 professional librarians, 13 branches, and one bookmobile. Additional information about the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, Kamloops and the library system can be found at: www.tnrdlib.ca.
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, the Encore discovery solution, Electronic Resource Management, Decision Center collection management tool, the 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, Facebook, and YouTube.