Library Technology Guides

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November 18, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Southeast Oklahoma Library System selects Polaris ILS and Vega Discover. Innovative announced that the Southeast Oklahoma Library System has selected Polaris as their ILS and Vega Discover for their discovery layer. [Full Announcement].

November 4, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Elkhart Public Library chooses Vega Discover. Innovative, part of Clarivate, is proud to announce that Elkhart Public Library in Indiana has selected Vega Discover as their new discovery tool. Vega Discover is a module of the Vega Library Experience (LX) suite of tools. Vega Discover is a responsive, accessible discovery solution that not only delivers premier search results, but also features a patron bookshelf with custom reading lists, patron account management, library-curated showcases, and smart showcases that display related resources and topics. [Full Announcement].

October 28, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Warren and Seneca Library Districts select Vega Discover and Polaris. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the Warren Library Association in Pennsylvania has recently selected Vega Discover as their Discovery layer, and Seneca Library District, of which the Warren Library Association is a part, have chosen to migrate all member libraries to Polaris, and to use Vega Discover for Consortia as their discovery layer. [Full Announcement].

September 23, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. North Country Library System selects Polaris, Innovative Mobile, and Vega Discover for their consortia needs. vative, part of Clarivate, a global provider of library software, announced that North Country Library System (NCLS) has selected Polaris as their ILS, Vega Discover as their discovery layer, and the Innovative Mobile app. [Full Announcement].

September 18, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Polaris 7.3 introduces visiting patron functionality with INN-Reach, manual acquisitions in Leap, and hold cancellations. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced the launch of Polaris 7.3, the latest version of our award-winning integrated library system. This release introduces new INN-Reach visiting patron functionality, additional technical services in Leap, and the launch of several highly requested customer enhancements. [Full Announcement].

September 14, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. South Ayrshire Libraries launches Vega Discover for discovery needs. Innovative, part of Clarivate, is pleased to announce that the South Ayrshire Libraries in Scotland recently soft launched Vega Discover to their patrons as their new ILS discovery layer. [Full Announcement].

August 19, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Three Consortia Join the Vega LX Community. Three consortia have joined the Vega Library Experience community: Western Maryland Regional Library in Hagerstown, MD, Holston Associated Libraries, Inc. in Emory, VA, and the Finger Lakes Library System in Ithaca, NY. [Full Announcement].

August 10, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative libraries join the Vega LX Community. Five additional libraries have decided to implement Vega Discover as their ILS discovery layer: Ocean County Library, Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library, New Canaan Library, and Clinton-Macomb Public Library. [Full Announcement].

August 8, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Clarivate selected by Singapore's National Library Board to play a part in building libraries of the future. Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, has been selected by The National Library Board of Singapore to provide library software solutions from Innovative, part of Clarivate, to support NLB's Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025. The Polaris Integrated Library System and Vega Discover applications from Innovative will be used by NLB as automation solutions for its library staff and patrons across Singapore. These solutions will help to improve the library experience for staff and patrons, whether in the library or online. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Central Arkansas Library System sends first Vega Promote patron email. The team at the Central Arkansas Library System it the first Innovative library to use Vega Promote to email their patrons. The initial message was about their screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show! [Full Announcement].

June 30, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Suburban Library Cooperative selects Polaris ILS and Vega LX. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the Suburban Library Cooperative in Michigan has selected the Polaris ILS, Vega Discover, Vega Promote, and Vega Program. The Suburban Library Cooperative is a network of 18 public libraries in the Macomb County area of Michigan that have joined together to provide materials and services to their communities. In addition to a wide range of materials and services, from free wi-fi to scanning, the SLC offers a local history digital collection that includes information about the history of local transportation, regional history, and genealogy; and offers patrons the ability to check out a Michigan Activity Pass, which allows free access to museums, parks, cultural centers, and more. [Full Announcement].

June 28, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Central Arkansas Library System and The Ferguson Library launch Vega Promote. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that Central Arkansas Library System and The Ferguson Library have launched Vega Promote. Vega Promote is the marketing automation module of the Vega Library Experience suite, a cloud-based platform, that allows library staff to easily communicate and manage a full range of materials, programs, and services. Vega Promote keeps community members and patrons informed through targeted and relevant communications, keeping promotion tied tightly to other library solutions and thus eliminating the need for libraries to use a patchwork approach to digital marketing and communications. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Solano County Library, Benicia Public Library, and St. Helena Public Library select Polaris and Vega LX for their consortium needs. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the consortium comprised of Solano County Library, Benicia Public Library, and St. Helena Public Library in California has selected Polaris as their ILS and Vega Discover as their discovery layer. Solano County Library, Benicia, Public Library, and St. Helena Public Library serve over a million visitors per year across their eleven locations and have been part of the Link+ family of INN-Reach libraries in California since 2017. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Electronic and digital content management for Vega Discover. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced today that select early access partners using Vega Discover can now automatically ingest bibliographic records from content vendors into their collection. This Electronic & Digital Content Management integration saves libraries time and gets materials in the hands of patrons sooner by automatically loading vendor records and the appropriate subscription details into Vega Discover. Current processes require additional time to update records—keeping highly sought-after items out of the hands of patrons for longer. [Full Announcement].

June 20, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Vega Discover launches consortia support for Polaris and Sierra. Library consortia using the Polaris or Sierra ILS now have additional features unique to consortia organizations when implementing Vega Discover as their discovery layer. Announced at IUG 2022, the first phase of Vega Discover for Consortia enables consortium members to create separate Vega Discover catalogs with unique URLs and custom branding. In addition, the central office can now set up eContent accounts for the main site and share that eContent with all members. Member libraries can also set up unique OverDrive and Hoopla accounts at the collection site level with subscription details for their patrons. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Kuwait University selects Sierra for their Central and Medical Libraries. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that Kuwait University has selected the Sierra library services platform (LSP) for their Central and Medical Libraries. Kuwait University is the state's first public institution of higher education and research, with 5,000 faculty staff and 40,000 students studying at bachelors, masters, and PhD levels. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Library Experience Starter Suite launches early access. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced the launch of the Library Experience (LX) Starter suite for early access partners. After the early access phase is complete, this ultramodern solution for patron notices will be offered to all current Polaris and Sierra customers in late Q3. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative at ALA Annual Conference 2022. Join Innovative in Washington, D.C. from June 23-28 for the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference. Innovative staff will be on hand to answer questions, to meet with your team, and to host demonstrations. Be sure to stop by The Library Marketplace and see us at Booth #2507. [Full Announcement].

May 17, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Phone Alerts delivers VoIP, cloud-based telephone notifications to Sierra customers. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that Sierra libraries can now manage patron phone notifications through Innovative Phone Alerts, a cloud-based, VoIP telephony service that streamlines the complexities of current telephone notification and telephone renewal system offerings. [Full Announcement].

March 22, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative expands Patron Engagement offering with Digital Marketing and Event Management Solutions. Innovative, part of Clarivate announced the expansion of the Vega Library Experience platform for better patron engagement through Vega Promote for digital marketing and Vega Program for event and room management. Both have been designed specifically for public libraries, with input from librarians. Vega LX is a cloud-based suite of solutions that works to create more personalized interactions between libraries and their patrons. [Full Announcement].

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