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December 13, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Following 30 years of service in the library industry as a developer, entrepreneur, and public library advocate, Bill Schickling, Innovative EVP of Business Development, has announced he will retire effective December 31, 2017.

December 5, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has launched Mobile Worklists Release 2.7 to increase usability and efficiency for library staff through mobile management of items. This release includes the ability to sort lists by key fields, and view additional information on both the Item Detail screen and list view for increased efficiency in finding items and decision making.

November 20, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces today announced the appointment of Amy Hayes as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Hayes is responsible for leading the company’s corporate and product marketing, brand strategy, and global communications.

November 15, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, has selected the Sierra integrated library system and the Encore Duet discovery layer for the Eli M. Oboler Library and satellite locations. From certificate-level to post-graduate, the libraries at ISU support information needs for a substantial 250 academic programs, serving over 13,000 students. Including government documents, the entire university collection holds nearly one million items.

November 2, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Vital Release 8.0 SP1 is now available for library partners. This service pack release focused on moving many popular Vital administrative features into the new responsive design launched in Vital Release 8.0.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, has selected the Sierra integrated library system with the Encore discovery layer. William Allen White Library will move to Sierra from OCLC WorldShare Management Services in February 2018.

October 25, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has launched the newest release of the Sierra integrated library system (ILS) with two new RESTful APIs for open integrations, and an additional new feature in compliance with the W3C Web Accessibility Guidelines. Sierra is a powerful, modern ILS that combines complete functionality with the power and scale of an open services platform.

October 14, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Kathryn Harnish as Senior Vice President of Product Strategy.

October 12, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces launched Polaris Release 5.6 with system-wide support for Unicode characters, integration of items from Vital in the PowerPAC discovery solution, and additional functionality in the Polaris Web Application. Polaris is an integrated library system solution to manage physical and digital resources, library operational workflows, and patron accounts.

October 6, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the Waco-McLennan County Library in Waco, Texas has selected the Polaris integrated library system (ILS).

October 3, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, has launched Mobile Worklists Release 2.6 to enhance library staff workflows through more efficient navigation and processes. This release includes the ability to quickly swipe between Item Detail screens and view copy number information on each Item Detail screen. Mobile Worklists, a two-time Modern Library Awards winner, is Innovative’s native iOS app for library staff that makes material handling and management tasks easier and more efficient.

September 26, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the Utah State Library Division has selected the Polaris integrated library system (ILS) to promote autonomy among consortium members and extend equal patron access to resources. The Utah State Library’s consortium represents several partner agencies as well as bookmobile services to 11 counties in Utah and a resource sharing collection housed at the State Library. State agency partners include the Division of State History, Utah State Archives, the Division of Natural Resources, and the Utah State Law Library. Polaris was the solution best equipped to satisfy the diverse needs of all programs and library partners.

September 15, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces launched the newest release of the Sierra integrated library system with new options to improve processes at the library. Sierra Release 3.2 includes three new API endpoints and integration for PCI-compliant credit card payments at Express Lane self-service stations. Sierra is a powerful, modern integrated library system (ILS) that combines complete functionality with the power and scale of an open services platform.

September 14, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interface announced the DeKalb County Public Library in Decatur, GA selected the Polaris Web Application to support 22 branches across the county.

August 24, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces launched Innovative Knowledge Base Release 1.2. As requested by Innovative library partners, this release provides the ability for consortia central offices and member libraries to manage electronic resources with shared workflows, and for any library to view coverage data from multiple content providers together in one place.

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