|Innovative Interfaces, Inc. has announced the adoption of its Millennium
library automation system at several institutions.
The Instituto Tecnólogico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico,
will expand its Millennium system to include 29 additional colleges in
26 different cities in Mexico.
The Institutes of Technology libraries are arranged into four zones,
each of which will be migrating to Millennium from a separate SIRSI system.
The Institutes of Technology cover almost all of Mexico and extend education
services to other countries in Latin America by means of a "virtual university."
At present, Instituto Tecnólogico de Monterrey serves 92,000 students.
The central library on the Monterrey campus opened in 1968. It has more
than 310,000 volumes and 3,200 serials.
The Electronic Information Network (eiNetwork) will also install Millennium.
eiNetwork, founded in 1995, is a collaborative project of the Allegheny
County Library Association, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and the Commission
on the Future of Libraries in Allegheny County. eiNetwork provides library
automation, PCs, Internetaccess, and other information technology services
to a consortium of 46 public libraries, schools, and museums in Allegheny
County, Pennsylvania. The organization supports an integrated automation
system, housed at the Carnegie Library ofPittsburgh,with 1.2 million catalog
records, 3.7 million item records, and over 400,000 patrons.
Virginia's Longwood College
Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia, will install the Millennium
system toreplace its VTLS system. With this purchase, Longwood College
joins 15 4-year institutions in Virginia that run Millennium, according
to the announcement.
Longwood College, founded in 1839 as a private female seminary, became
in 1884 the first state-supported institution of higher education for women
in the Commonwealth ofVirginia. Today, the library serves approximately
4,100 coed students and houses a collection that includes 235,000 cataloged
titles and 13,500 print and electronic journals.
Lancaster County Library System
The Library System of Lancaster County in Lancaster, Pennsylvania,
has chosen Innovative's Millennium to replace its Galaxy system.
The Lancaster Area Library, the fourth-oldest public library in America,
started in 1759 with the collection of the Julianna Library Co., the library
of William Penn's daughter-in-law. The Library System of Lancaster County
is a federated system composed of 13 member libraries, a Central Resource
Library, a bookmobile, and a County Prison Library.
Camden County Library System
The Camden County Library System in Voorhees, New Jersey, has selected
the Millennium library automation system to replace its DRA system.
The Camden County Library was established in 1921. Since then it has
grown into a system with six branches and 11 member libraries, serving
250,000 patrons in 27 municipalities throughout the county.
Source: Innovative Interfaces, Inc., Emeryville, CA, 510/655-6200; http://www.iii.com.