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May 6, 2024

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Polaris 7.6 updates the Leap MARC editor, improved vendor cooperation. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced the release of Polaris 7.6. This release is focused on expanding technical services functionality in Leap, library-requested enhancements, and support for new and updated vendor integrations. This release also expands serials functionality in the web by introducing serial claim actions, the claim alert list, and improvements to publication pattern prediction for Southern Hemisphere titles into Leap. [Full Announcement].

January 22, 2024

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium join the Innovative family. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium have selected Polaris as their new Integrated Library System, Vega Discover as their new discovery layer, Vega Program to manage events and room booking, Vega Promote for email marketing, and Innovative's library analytics solution. [Full Announcement].

December 14, 2023

Clarivate Clarivate partners with Singapore's National Library Board. Clarivate has successfully implemented library software solutions from Innovative for Singapore's National Library Board library system. NLB's library patrons can now enjoy an elevated user experience and new features such as an intuitive user interface and custom catalogs as they access NLB's library catalogue. The Polaris Integrated Library System and Vega Discover applications from Innovative provide automation solutions for library staff and patrons. These solutions help to improve the library experience for staff and patrons, whether in the physical library or online. Custom API support designed by Clarivate supports local systems such as self-check kiosks, book sorters, the NLB Mobile app and reservation lockers to improve efficiency. [Full Announcement].

November 1, 2023

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Polaris 7.5 Brings More Flexibility and Workflow Efficiency. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced the release of Polaris 7.5. This release focused on improvements for staff workflows and the patron experience, including some long-anticipated enhancement requests. [Full Announcement].

October 31, 2023

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Ypsilanti District Library chooses Polaris and multiple Vega Library Experience modules. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the Ypsilanti District Library in Michigan has selected Polaris as their new Integrated Library Service, Vega Discover as their new discovery layer, Vega Promote for email marketing, INN-Reach resource sharing, and the SkyRiver bibliographic cataloguing tool. [Full Announcement].

May 12, 2023

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Allen County Public Library Selects Polaris and Vega Discover. Innovative, part of Clarivate, is proud to announce that the Allen County Public Library in Indiana has selected the Polaris ILS and Vega Discover. The library's many highlights include a collection of almost 2.9 million items, the largest public library genealogy collection in the country, and the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research, home of photos of Abraham Lincoln and his family, as well as documents and diaries that date to the Civil War. In 2022, the library was visited 1.4 million times and circulated nearly 4.1 million items. [Full Announcement].

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].

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].

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].

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].

May 14, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Polaris ILS for public libraries now available in Ireland, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced that the Polaris integrated library system, which is the leading solution for public libraries in North America, is now available in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Polaris currently serves over 600 public libraries and consortia of all sizes in the United States and Canada. Offering Polaris in these new markets is a complement to Innovative Sierra, which is used by some of the most prestigious public libraries globally. [Full Announcement].

May 7, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Sioux City Public Library migrates to Innovative Polaris ILS. Innovative announce that Sioux City Public Library in Sioux City, Iowa is now live on the Innovative Polaris integrated library system. [Full Announcement].

March 3, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Lafourche Parish Public Library Now Live on Polaris. Innovative, a ProQuest company announced that Lafourche Parish Public Library in Thibodaux, Louisiana is now live on the Polaris integrated library system. [Full Announcement].

September 30, 2019

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Lafourche Parish Public Library Selects Innovative ILS Solution. Innovative Interfaces announce several libraries have recently selected Innovative solutions, including Lafourche Parish Public Library (Polaris), Southwest Tennessee Community College (Inspire Discovery), Ouachita Parish Library (Vital), and Xavier University (Sierra Cloud Hosting Services), [Full Announcement].

August 29, 2019

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. San Diego, Indianapolis Public Libraries and more Choose Innovative solutions. Innovative Interfaces announced that during the first half of 2019, several libraries selected or implemented Innovative solutions as their Integrated Library System, including San Diego Public Library, Indianapolis Public Library, and Fairfax County Public Library. [Full Announcement].

December 20, 2018

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. New Orleans Public Library secures Disaster Plan with Hosted Polaris ILS. Innovative Interfaces, a leading global provider of library automation software, announced New Orleans Public Library has selected the Polaris Integrated Library System as a hosted solution. [Full Announcement].

October 12, 2017

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative adds system-wide Unicode Support in Polaris Release 5.6. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 6, 2017

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Waco-McLennan County Library looks forward to new patron opportunities, using Innovative Solution in new year. Innovative Interfaces announced that the Waco-McLennan County Library in Waco, Texas has selected the Polaris integrated library system (ILS). [Full Announcement].

September 26, 2017

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Utah State Library Chooses Innovative System to power bookmobiles and libraries in multi-agency consortium. 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. [Full Announcement].

September 14, 2017

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. DeKalb County Public Library chooses robust Innovative solution To support 22 branches. Innovative Interface announced the DeKalb County Public Library in Decatur, GA selected the Polaris Web Application to support 22 branches across the county. [Full Announcement].

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