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Product and Company News and Announcements


April 25, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces kicked off IUG 2018, the 26th Innovative Users Group (IUG) conference held in Orlando, Fla. For four days, 650 library professionals from 10 countries around the world will gather to participate in more than 100 sessions presented by colleagues and Innovative staff.

April 9, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading global provider of library automation software, today announced four academic institutions have switched to Sierra as their Integrated Library System (ILS) over competitor alternatives. Throughout the United States, the new Innovative library partners include: City Colleges of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, Prairie View A & M University in Prairie View, Texas, and Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina. All four Sierra adopters previously used an Ex Libris ILS.

January 30, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced three products received distinctions from LibraryWorks’ fourth annual Modern Library Awards.

January 15, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Tom Jacobson as Vice President, Executive Library Advocate and Strategist, a role that will support both consortia and library partners.

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.

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