Strong demand for Innovative products drives sales worldwide. Innovative announced that, in the first half of 2015, over 600 libraries selected Innovative library systems, which include the Sierra Library Services Platform and the Polaris ILS. These selections show the growing excitement around Innovative’s Open Library vision for libraries, known as the Open Library Experience. [Full Announcement].
Black Country Libraries Partnership (BCLiP) selects the Sierra library services platform. The Black Country Libraries Partnership in the West Midlands region of the UK has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform and Encore Discovery to unite operations and user services for its four public library authorities. Innovative will provide the authorities of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton a single, hosted implementation of Sierra and the Encore Discovery solution, which will operate from the company’s Data Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Together, the combined system will give over 175,000 registered library users access to a collection of more than 2.7 million items. At present the libraries circulate 7.6 million items each year. The authorities are moving to Sierra from the following systems: Dudley and Walsall, Galaxy provided by Axiell; Sandwell, Spydus provided by Civica; and Wolverhampton, Alto provided by Capita. [Full Announcement].