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October 13, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) 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.

October 8, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) 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.

September 9, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) 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.

August 31, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) 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.

August 18, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) 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.

August 13, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, has announced its exclusive sponsorship of the Library Leadership Podcast.

July 29, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) 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.

July 22, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced that six public libraries joined the Development Partner program for Vega, a new patron engagement and discovery solution for public libraries. The partners include The Central Arkansas Library System, The Ferguson Library, Jefferson County Library Cooperative, Mid-Hudson Library System, MidPointe Library System, and Springfield-Greene Library System.

June 19, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, will host two webinar sessions June 23 & 24 featuring team members from Marigold Library System in Alberta, Canada to discuss the power of the Polaris integrated library system (ILS) for the 180 members of The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC).

June 4, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced today that the Quick Hits webinar series will continue through the month of June. Topics covered in the webinar series are short, helpful sessions of about 45 minutes for Sierra and Polaris customers, as well as broader topics applicable to all customers such as Product and Support updates.

May 14, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) 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.

May 13, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software,announced a new partnership with Gemini Bilgi Teknolojileri based in Istanbul, Turkey.

May 7, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announce that Sioux City Public Library in Sioux City, Iowa is now live on the Innovative Polaris integrated library system.

April 22, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software announced that the Sorbonne Interuniversity Library, which serves multiple universities in Paris, has chosen to migrate to the Sierra library services platform (LSP).

April 9, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, is pleased to announce a series of webinars to offer product best practices, training, and insights for libraries.

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