January 25, 2005

Innovative Announces Web Works: Browser Access to Millennium Staff Functions

Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces announces Web Works - a suite of tools that lets Millennium users perform routine library functions through a Web browser. As a Web interface, Web Works allows remote libraries to open a new door to Millennium that is light on bandwidth and associated network support costs. And, by using a browser-based interface, Web Works products are designed to be simple to use.

Innovative will initially offer two Web Works products: Web Works Selection Lists and Web Works Quick Edit. Both of these products are optionally available in Millennium 2005, due to be released mid-year. Web Works Selection Lists, developed in partnership with the State Library of Western Australia, lets remote library staff select books and other materials to order from a centralized selection list. Web Works Quick Edit allows users to update holdings information by simply filling in a Web form. Quick Edit is also ideal for use by any staff member as it does not require sophisticated cataloging training or even knowledge of the MARC format to operate.

"This is yet another way in which Millennium's Web-powered and open architecture can be leveraged for the good of our customers," says Betsy Graham, Innovative's Vice President of Product Management. "Web Works offers efficient and focused access to Millennium for staff who do not require the full power of the related staff client."

About Innovative

With over 25 years of partnership with the library community, Innovative Interfaces (www.iii.com) is the leader in providing Web-powered, Java™-based integrated library management systems. Its flagship product offering, Millennium, is an acknowledged market leader installed in thousands of libraries in 42 countries around the world. The company is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices in Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Korea, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.

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