The University of Warwick Selects the Sierra Library Services Platform

 

Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, is delighted to announce that the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom has chosen to move to Sierra.

As one of the UK’s leading universities with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, innovation, and for links with business and industry, the University of Warwick has strengthened its partnership with Innovative by selecting the cloud-based Sierra solution. With this decision, the University of Warwick will utilize the scalable, reliable, secure, and manageable open systems architecture within Sierra. Offering a complete and integrated approach to library management automation, Sierra is the most comprehensive end-to-end solution available for academic libraries, with proven library workflow technology.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to take advantage of the new features in Sierra, and also to benefit from Innovative’s hosting services in Dublin, which we already use for Encore Duet,” said Ed Kirkland, Data Services and Digital Production Manager at the University of Warwick. “We are excited to get access to our data more easily using SierraDNA and APIs and to be able to simplify our workflows.”

Migrating to Sierra will allow library staff to easily manage all of their resources, regardless of type or format, and to extend the functionality they offer to students and faculty. Innovative’s discovery and global article sharing solutions enable users to focus first on Warwick’s impressive local collections, and easily expands their investigations with seamless access to materials from other institutions.

“The University of Warwick is a great example of the Innovative open systems library partnership and our ability to provide industry leading solutions, built to evolve with technological advancements and most importantly, the ongoing changes and requirements libraries experience,” said James Tallman, Chief Executive Officer at Innovative. “As a long-time development and beta partner, we are pleased to continue working with the University of Warwick to deliver quality software for forward-thinking academic libraries on a global scale.”

“We are delighted to upgrade to Sierra to be able to provide the enhanced services to our users that a new generation system can offer,” said Robin Green, Librarian at the University of Warwick.

The University of Warwick will go live on Sierra this summer. For more information about Sierra and the value it brings academic research universities, visit the Innovative website.

About Innovative
Innovative (www.iii.com) provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, corporate, and special libraries, and consortia. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence – serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.