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April 13, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Vega Discover Launches Full Hoopla Account Integration. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that Vega Discover, Innovative's new discovery solution for public libraries, has completed full Hoopla account integration. [Full Announcement].

March 22, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative announces Vega Library Experience Platform for better patron relationships. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced the Vega Library Experience (LX) platform along with a series of product announcements at the Innovative Users Group (IUG) annual conference. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Users Group opens 29th Annual Conference Online. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, participates today in the opening of the 29th Innovative Users Group (IUG) conference, being held online for the first time. [Full Announcement].

March 5, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Four Public Library Systems Join Vega Development Partner Program. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced that four public library systems have joined the Development Partner program for Vega Discover, Innovative's new discovery solution. The new Development Partners are Cooperative Computer Services (CCS), Livingston Parish Library, Nassau Library System, and Pinnacle Library Cooperative. [Full Announcement].

February 24, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Announces Mobile Worklists 4.0 Available for Android. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced that Mobile Worklists 4.0 for Android is in general release. The Mobile Worklists mobile app, which lets library staff update lists and item records from their mobile device when pulling titles for exhibits, fulfilling holds, and conducting inventory, is now available on the Android platform and offers libraries more options for getting work done from within the stacks. The Android operating system is used by about three-quarters of mobile users worldwide. [Full Announcement].

February 11, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Miami-Dade Public Library System joins Innovative in developing the new Vega Community Engagement and Discovery Solution. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced that the Miami-Dade Public Library System, one of the largest public library systems in the United States, serving 2.5 million residents through 50 library locations, has joined the Development Partner program for Vega, Innovative's new community engagement and discovery solution designed to serve library staff, patrons, donors, and citizens. [Full Announcement].

February 3, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative celebrates customer-focused resources. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, celebrated a year of increased communications and improved connections with our library customers. During a very challenging year globally for libraries, universities, and government institutions, Innovative sped up many initiatives and added new ones to make our customer experience better than ever. [Full Announcement].

January 21, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Four Innovative solutions win recognition in 2021 Modern Library Awards. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading provider of library software, has received platinum awards for three products – Innovative Resource Sharing (INN-Reach), Mobile Worklists, and MyLibrary! – and a gold award for Polaris Leap from LibraryWorks' seventh annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs are awarded to the top products and services in the industry, according to criteria including functionality, value, and customer service. This year, product submissions were sent to more than 80,000 librarians for scoring. [Full Announcement].

December 29, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Polaris Community Welcomes Five More Libraries to Innovative. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, is pleased to celebrate the libraries that joined the Polaris family in 2020. The following libraries selected the Polaris ILS or went live with Polaris:Nassau County Library Association, Florida, PLUS Library Consortium, Ohio, Lincoln Public Library, CaliforniaClearview Library District, Colorado, Livingston Parish Library, Louisiana [Full Announcement].

December 15, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative announces Vega Discover Release. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software announced today that Vega Discover is now in general release. [Full Announcement].

December 9, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. New York Public Library Joins Innovative in Developing New Vega Platform. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced that The New York Public Library has joined the Development Partner Program for Vega, a new patron engagement and discovery solution for public libraries. [Full Announcement].

November 7, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative development partners launch Vega Discover: launch marks the start of compelling new discovery experiences for library patrons. Innovative, a ProQuest company announced that three public library partners in the Innovative Vega Development Partner program have launched Vega as their discovery tool. The partners are: The Ferguson Library in Connecticut, MidPointe Library System in Ohio, and Jefferson County Library Cooperative in Alabama. [Full Announcement].

October 27, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. New research on public library usage during pandemic. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced the presentation of new research on how people in the U.S. are using their public libraries. The research report, titled “Centuries of Resilience: Public Libraries Still Crucial During COVID-19,” presents how people have used public libraries in 2019 and 2020. The data includes how usage changed after most libraries closed their doors in March of this year and have since been slowly reopening. [Full Announcement].

October 13, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative offers new Mobile App for public libraries. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced the release of its new Innovative Mobile product, which puts the power of Sierra and Polaris into patrons' hands worldwide. [Full Announcement].

October 8, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Hosts Inaugural Public Library Leadership Council Event. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software kicked off a new group, the new Public Library Leadership Council, with an inaugural meeting held virtually on October 7 and 8. The mission of the PLLC is to exchange ideas for the advancement and future of public libraries across the world. [Full Announcement].

September 9, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. 150 Libraries from Colorado State Library Join Prospector Consortium Using Innovative INN-Reach to Create One Statewide Shared Catalog. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that the Colorado State Library is merging SWIFT, a statewide resource sharing initiative, into the Prospector INN-Reach system managed by the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. The project will add approximately 150 libraries to Prospector, creating a state-wide resource sharing network for Colorado libraries. [Full Announcement].

August 31, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. New Developments for Innovative Vega Platform. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that Suffolk Cooperative Library System in New York has joined six other public libraries in the Innovative Development Partner program for Vega, a new patron engagement and discovery solution for public libraries. The Development Partner program advances Innovative's products through advisory discussions, usability testing, and beta testing. The public libraries participating for Vega represent millions of patrons and a combined annual circulation of over 10 million. [Full Announcement].

August 18, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Polaris Release 6.6 adds Circulation and Serials Functionality to Leap Web application. Innovative has launched the Polaris Release 6.6 featuring print notices processing and serials check in for the Polaris Leap web application and a new, optional data privacy feature for the PowerPAC. In Polaris 6.6, library staff will now be able to generate and post circulation notices directly from Leap. Previously, circulation staff completed most of their daily workflows in Leap but still used the staff client to post notification details to patron accounts. Innovative added print notices in Leap based on customer feedback to enable circulation staff to work freely in Leap from anywhere without returning to the Polaris client to complete daily operations. [Full Announcement].

August 13, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Announces Official Sponsorship of the Library Leadership Podcast. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, has announced its exclusive sponsorship of the Library Leadership Podcast. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative successfully serves libraries with additional resources and support during global pandemic. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, has successfully worked with customers around the world to help them sustain and update operations during the global pandemic. Working with individual libraries, Innovative has offered free services and discounted subscriptions when needed. Globally, Innovative has also provided a significant amount of new resources and a comprehensive approach to customer support. [Full Announcement].

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