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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].

July 7, 2017

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Responsive PowerPAC gives patrons modern, flexible mobile access in Polaris Release 5.5. Innovative Interfaces launched the Polaris Release 5.5 with a configurable, responsive PowerPAC to provide patrons with a consistent experience using any type of device for catalog access. [Full Announcement].

June 29, 2017

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. West Baton Rouge Parish Library Opens New Patron Possibilities With Implementation of Innovative Library Solution. Innovative Interfaces announced that West Baton Rouge Parish Library in Louisiana now benefits from strengthened workflow efficiencies and expanded functionality with a fully implemented Polaris integrated library system. [Full Announcement].

June 9, 2017

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Cooperative Computer Services latest library consortium in the Greater Chicago Area to choose Innovative. Innovative Interfaces announced that Cooperative Computer Services has selected the Polaris integrated library system to serve 24 public libraries across the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. With 1.1 million bibliographic records, CCS provides access to technology support and learning to more than 800,000 patrons combined. Over 60 staff members participated in the process to select an automation solution that would increase staff mobile access and opportunities for patron engagement, while delivering an optimal patron experience across multiple devices. [Full Announcement].

June 1, 2017

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Poplar Creek Public Library District selects Innovative to enhance patron experience. Innovative Interfaces announced the Poplar Creek Public Library District in Illinois has selected Polaris as their integrated library system. [Full Announcement].

April 13, 2017

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. The Public Libraries of Erie County Consortium selects Innovative to expand member library opportunities. Innovative Interfaces announced that the Public Libraries of Erie County (PLEC) selected the Polaris integrated library system for collective use with its 12-location, seven-member library consortium in Pennsylvania. [Full Announcement].

March 30, 2017

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Eastern Shore Regional Library selects Polaris for New Maryland Consortium, making Innovative the library partner of choice for 75 percent of the state’s counties. Innovative Interfaces announced that the Eastern Shore Regional Library in Maryland has selected Polaris as the Integrated Library System for a new ILS consortium. The newly-created Eastern Shore Library Consortium, made up of eight county library systems, confirms Polaris as the library solution of choice for 18 out of the 24 library systems in Maryland. [Full Announcement].

February 23, 2017

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Chicago Public Library selects Polaris, joining the growing list of influential urban libraries to become an Innovative Partner. Innovative Interfaces announced that the Chicago Public Library has selected Polaris, joining the growing list of influential urban libraries who have become an Innovative partner. The Library will migrate from a TLC Carl.X system. [Full Announcement].

April 7, 2016

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. New developments in Polaris Release 5.1 present greater opportunities for discovery. Innovative Interfaces announced the availability of the next major version of Polaris. Polaris Release 5.1 is part of the fastest release train in the history of Polaris, delivering five product releases over the course of eighteen months. Polaris Release 5.1 introduces new developments that will present greater opportunities for staff and patron discovery, including Leap circulation enhancements, resource sharing integration, and improved search suggestions and reporting filters. [Full Announcement].

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