The Greenville County Public Library has been awarded the 2012 InnoVision Community Service Award. The InnoVision program honors achievements of businesses, educational institutions and governmental entities in South Carolina's Upstate and Greater Midlands regions.
The InnoVision Community Service Award (www.innovisionaward.org) recognizes an organization for establishing and/or supporting innovative, technology-based projects and programs that improve the quality of life for an Upstate or Greater Midlands community. Award entries were evaluated in four distinct areas:
- Description: Description of the application or product/service. Definition of the objectives for this application/product/process/service.
- Innovation: Explaining how the product, process, or service is new, unique, or original and how the application applies existing technology in a different, innovative way.
- Complexity/Difficulty: The complexity or difficulty of the nominee's use of technology was an important criterion. Specifically included in this section were: explanation of the type of technology used, uniqueness of application, complexity or difficulty of application, and any extraordinary circumstances which may have been encountered or dealt with.
- Results/Impact: The results or impact of the project including the tangible and measurable benefits attained through the application/product/service developed. Included were the scope and significance of these benefits and information on the breadth of the audience impacted (local, regional, national, and worldwide) and the longevity of the impact (short-term; long-term).
The Greenville County Library System's implementation of Innovative Interfaces' Millennium and Encore products revolutionized the experience of library users, allowing them to discover new information from our vast collection by consolidating library products from multiple delivery platforms into one easily usable interface.