Cairo University updates operations

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Cairo University, Egypt, has chosen the ‘Millenium’ integrated library technology platform, designed by Innovative, US. The library systems provider hopes the university’s latest move will serve as a model for other institutions in the region.

According to Innovative, Cairo University expects a 50% increase in its student population over the next five years and wishes to promote information technology literacy. For these reasons, the university's administration sought a library automation system that it believes will be highly functional.

The system will also be required to manage the university’s collections which currently include one million book titles, more than 3500 serials and 170,000 items in additional formats. At the same time it will serve 90 cataloguers and 90 circulation staff members, as well as thousands of people using it simultaneously on campus and via the web.