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Emeryville, CA, United States, 2011/06/23 - The University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia is now live with Content Pro, Innovative's digital collection management solution - III.com.
Students, researchers, and the public now have online access to the digitized portions of the University's archival collections, which include the Cochrane Papua New Guinea Collection, Mount Kembla Colliery Disaster Collection, and Broken Hill Strikes Collection. These collections consist of handwritten letters, photographs, video and audio recordings, and printed materials that provide valuable historical information about the New South Wales region. Currently, the University has nine collections available online with plans to continue digitization efforts.
"Content Pro offered us the opportunity to support a digitization program with local storage of a variety of digital formats, all uploaded and made accessible through a user-friendly interface," says Michael Organ, Manager of Repository Services at the University Library. "Our primary aim was to enable the local community and researchers worldwide to access University of Wollongong archival collections."
About the University of Wollongong
Since its beginning in 1951, the University of Wollongong has grown from a provincial feeder college with 300 students to an international university with over 26,000 students spread across three campuses and five access centers. Originally established as a provider of technical education for engineers and metallurgists required for the region's steel industry, the University now offers a wide range of courses across nine faculties: Arts, Education, Health & Behavioral Sciences, Engineering, Law, Science, Informatics, Commerce, and Creative Arts.
About Content Pro
The Content Pro digital collection management system makes it easy for libraries to build, manage, and share digital collections on the Web. With intuitive Web-based submission forms, a powerful search interface, and harvestable metadata design, Content Pro offers a complete solution to the challenge of making the full breadth of a library's digital assets accessible and visible to the widest possible audience.
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces dedicates its energies to meeting the needs of libraries and the challenges of library automation. The company has fulfilled this mission with first-rate services and products such as the Millennium integrated library platform, INN-Reach resource sharing, Electronic Resource Management, and the Encore discovery services platform. Today, thousands of libraries of all types in over 50 countries rely on Innovative's products, services, and support. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world