Second Wave of Early Agreements for Sierra Announced

Emeryville, CA—Innovative announced today that a total of 75 library organizations, representing over 300 individual libraries, have entered into agreements to be partners in or early implementers of the Sierra Services Platform.

The following library organizations are being announced for the first time: ALIS Corporation (NY); Andrews University (MI); Bangor University (UK); College of Lake County (IL); Coronado Public Library (CA); Denton Public Library (TX); Grand Rapids Community College (MI); Grand Valley State University (MI); HELIN Library Consortium (RI); Kalamazoo College (MI); Kellogg Community College (MI); Kent State University (OH); Lake Agassiz Regional Library and Northwest Regional Library (MN); Langara College (Canada); Long Beach Public Library (CA); Marin Automated Resources and Information Network (MARINet) (CA); Medaille College (NY); Miami University (OH); Naperville Public Library (IL); Northern Waters Library Service (WI); Ohio Dominican University (OH); Ohio Private Academic Libraries (OPAL) (OH); Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLSnet) (WI); Princeton Public Library (NJ); Sacramento Public Library (CA); Scottsdale Public Library (AZ); South East Academic Libraries System (SEALS) (South Africa); Springfield-Greene County Library District (MO); St. Joseph County Public Library (IN); Teachers College, Columbia University (NY); Union College (NY); Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain); University of California Berkeley School of Law (CA); University of Glasgow (UK); University of Nebraska at Kearney (NE); University of Nebraska Medical Center (NE); University of Western Ontario (Canada); University of San Francisco (CA); Warren-Trumbull County Public Library (OH); and Westerville Public Library (OH).

Sierra development is currently focused on the new staff application interface, new features such as role-based workflows, third-party reporting options, and the open services architecture that is the foundation on which Sierra is built.

Innovative is working hard to ensure that the transition to Sierra will be as smooth as possible. For libraries using other ILS systems, Innovative’s professional services team will design, deploy, and scale a solution that fits the specific needs of the library, including new services and training programs tailored to the new functionality of Sierra. Sierra’s beta launch is scheduled for late 2011.

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