University West in Sweden Selects Sierra to Enhance Student Discovery Experience


Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, today announced a new partnership with University West in Trollhättan, Sweden, delivering a comprehensive Sierra solution with fully-integrated electronic resource management (ERM) and Encore Duet discovery.

Migrating to Innovative from Ex Libris, University West will now enjoy proven library workflow technology and all-inclusive resource management because of Innovative’s integrated approach to library management automation. With a complete solution focused on the library’s needs today and in the future, staff will experience greater efficiencies, while students and faculty will have access to more powerful, resource-rich search results.

“Our university has a clear focus on education and research of high international quality, and Innovative’s Sierra solution supports our mission by connecting our students to resources and information in an easy-to-navigate interface,” said Hanna Gadd, Library Director at University West.

With Innovative’s Sierra solution, including native electronic resource management and real-time discovery using Encore Duet, the library’s books, eBooks, digital content, institutional repositories, and full-text scholarly articles available through EBSCO Discovery Service, are blended together. This provides the most effective way for students to research and interact with the library collections.

“Innovative is honored to partner with academic institutions that are heavily invested in the personal and professional development of their students, and we look forward to working with University West to enhance opportunities for collaboration in the library,” said Bill Schickling, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Innovative.

University West will go live on Sierra later this year. Visit the Innovative website for more information on the value of partnering with Innovative as an academic institution.

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Innovative ( 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.