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Innovative Introduction University System of Georgia Libraries. Pete Zeimet John Rose Michael Monroy. Agenda – 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Innovative – company overview Sierra Cataloging Acquisitions Circulation Encore Discovery Wrap up / Questions. T ransition With Stability. Jerry Kline

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innovative introduction university system of georgia libraries
Innovative IntroductionUniversity System of Georgia Libraries

Pete Zeimet

John Rose

Michael Monroy

agenda 9 30 am to 11 30 am
Agenda – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Innovative – company overview
  • Sierra
    • Cataloging
    • Acquisitions
    • Circulation
  • Encore Discovery
  • Wrap up / Questions
t ransition with stability
Transition With Stability

Jerry Kline


Neil Block


experienced executive team
Experienced Executive Team

Jim Hofbauer



Betsy Graham

Sr. VP Library Service

Hilary Newman

Sr. VP Product Development

Mary Chevreau

VP North American Sales

Maryvonne Enjolras


John McCullough

VP Product Management

Gene Shimshock

VP Marketing

today s library new types of integration
Today’s Library : New Types of Integration




aka “the ILS”

innovative s complete product suite
Innovative’s Complete Product Suite

Click on icons to launch sales servers






we are healthy
We are Healthy
  • Strong Financials
  • Large, diverse installed library base
  • 310 employees / 130+ are librarians
we are stable
We are stable
  • Key Staff / Management retention
  • Organic growth philosophy
  • No layoffs in company history
  • All staff are employees. No outsourcing.
we continue to grow
We continue to grow
  • 1,400 servers installed
  • 4,500 libraries served
  • 80,000,000 patrons use our systems
new library partners
New Library Partners

Abu Dhabi Statistical Dept Library

Abu Dhabi Judicial Department

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Al-Arab Medical University Library

Amery Public LibraryBahrain Polytechnic Univ Library

Bleskacek Family Memorial Library

Clarella Hackett Johnson Public Library

Covenant University

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Dalarna UniversityDepartment of Industry Canada


Ferry Avenue Camden City Library

Fresno Pacific University

German Historical Institute

Greenville County Library System

Hawaii Pacific University

Institute for Tourism Studies

Institute of American Indian Art

KhalifaUniv of Science, Tech & ResearchLibrary

Long Island University

Ministerio de Educación

Museud'ArtContemporani de Barcelona

Nappanee Public Library

National Air and Space Intelligence Center

National Cheng Kong University

Neapolis University Pafos

Northern Marianas College

Omaha Public Library

Omega Public Library

Peralta College District

Qatar Foundation Central Library

Queen Margaret University

Queens University Belfast

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

SCAD Hong Kong

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

Somerville Public Library

Sullivan County Public Library

Tacoma Public Library

Taylor County Public Library

Temple University Japan

LibraryUniversidad del País Vasco

Universidad Europea de Madrid, Centro Adscrito de Valencia

University College Dublin

University of Lagos

Utah State University

Wilkes University

continued investment in service
Continued Investment in Service

50% of our staff in Library Service (Support desk, Implementation, Training)

Strong performance in


Support staff ratio of 7.5 (one of top ratios in industry)*

New ways of delivering service

* M. Breeding, “Library Automation Marketplace”, Library Journal, 4/1/11

what is sierra
What Is Sierra?

Cutting Edge

Modern look

Unified Client

Roles-based workflows

Flexible, open development environment

Developer engagement

Simple deployment

open services architecture
Open Services architecture


  • Open PostgreSQL
  • Enhanced Lucene index management
  • Exposed services through API’s
  • Multiple record types and extensible data tables
all this with a postgresql database
All this with a PostgreSQL Database
  • Open development database
    • with SQL Views, allows libraries to query Sierra directly using 3rd party tools like Crystal Reports
open developer community
open developer community


Developers Sandbox

Documented APIs

Application Compatibility


Community Forums

Unleash developer innovation for Sierra

sierra status
Sierra Status

200+ libraries have signed up to be development partners or early adopters

Include libraries of all types: Consortia, Large and Medium public libraries, and Academic libraries

Several new name (i.e. non-Millennium) Sierra libraries.

simple deployment
Simple Deployment


Simplified change management

Streamlined data migration

Improved reporting

Innovative professional services

Right-sized solutions

agenda 9 30 am to 11 30 am1
Agenda – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Innovative – company overview
  • Sierra
    • Cataloging
    • Acquisitions
    • Circulation
  • Reporter / Encore
  • Wrap up / Questions