Library Technology Guides

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January 21, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Four Innovative solutions win recognition in 2021 Modern Library Awards. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading provider of library software, has received platinum awards for three products – Innovative Resource Sharing (INN-Reach), Mobile Worklists, and MyLibrary! – and a gold award for Polaris Leap from LibraryWorks' seventh annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs are awarded to the top products and services in the industry, according to criteria including functionality, value, and customer service. This year, product submissions were sent to more than 80,000 librarians for scoring. [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].

December 15, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative announces Vega Discover Release. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software announced today that Vega Discover is now in general release. [Full Announcement].

December 9, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. New York Public Library Joins Innovative in Developing New Vega Platform. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced that The New York Public Library has joined the Development Partner Program for Vega, a new patron engagement and discovery solution for public libraries. [Full Announcement].

November 7, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative development partners launch Vega Discover: launch marks the start of compelling new discovery experiences for library patrons. Innovative, a ProQuest company announced that three public library partners in the Innovative Vega Development Partner program have launched Vega as their discovery tool. The partners are: The Ferguson Library in Connecticut, MidPointe Library System in Ohio, and Jefferson County Library Cooperative in Alabama. [Full Announcement].

October 27, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. New research on public library usage during pandemic. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced the presentation of new research on how people in the U.S. are using their public libraries. The research report, titled “Centuries of Resilience: Public Libraries Still Crucial During COVID-19,” presents how people have used public libraries in 2019 and 2020. The data includes how usage changed after most libraries closed their doors in March of this year and have since been slowly reopening. [Full Announcement].

October 13, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative offers new Mobile App for public libraries. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 8, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Hosts Inaugural Public Library Leadership Council Event. 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. [Full Announcement].

September 9, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. 150 Libraries from Colorado State Library Join Prospector Consortium Using Innovative INN-Reach to Create One Statewide Shared Catalog. 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. [Full Announcement].

August 31, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. New Developments for Innovative Vega Platform. 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. [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].

August 13, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Announces Official Sponsorship of the Library Leadership Podcast. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, has announced its exclusive sponsorship of the Library Leadership Podcast. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative successfully serves libraries with additional resources and support during global pandemic. 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. [Full Announcement].

July 22, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Six public libraries join Innovative in developing Vega Platform. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 19, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Hosts Polaris ILS Webinar for Libraries in Ireland, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. 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). [Full Announcement].

June 4, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Announces Continuation of Free Quick Hits Webinar Series Based on Successful Attendee Turnout. 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. [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 13, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Announces New Partner Gemini Bilgi Teknolojileri. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software,announced a new partnership with Gemini Bilgi Teknolojileri based in Istanbul, Turkey. [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].

April 22, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Bibliotheque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne selects Innovative Sierra. 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). [Full Announcement].

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