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August 13, 2014

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that in the past six weeks, four libraries have gone live on Polaris ILS.

March 26, 2014

(Polaris Library Systems) Polaris Library Systems announced that Scottsdale Public Library has selected Polaris as its new integrated library system. Scottsdale Public Library will join over 90 libraries in Arizona who have implemented Polaris software, including Phoenix Public Library and the Maricopa County Library District.

February 5, 2013

(Arizona State University) ASU Venture Catalyst, the startup unit of Arizona State University, along with the Scottsdale Public Library system, has announced a new initiative for helping inventors, problem-solvers, social enterprises, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. The new Alexandria Network is designed to provide support for the innovation economy within designated libraries, eventually creating a network of locations across the greater Phoenix area and then across the state of Arizona.

November 6, 2012

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) The Scottsdale Public Library recently debuted its online Papago Salado StoryTour Collection. The collection includes historical images and stories that connect the authentic history of the Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Tempe regions in Arizona with specific buildings and places. Audio clips of first-person narrative stories provide short accounts about the people and events that shaped the community over time. Visitors to the Library's website have access to the collection through Content Pro, Innovative's digital collection management solution. Audio clips of the stories can also be accessed at the physical locations of the historical sites via a mobile device.

September 30, 2011

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that a total of 75 library organizations, representing over 300 individual libraries, have entered into agreements to be partners in or early implementers of the Sierra Services Platform.

August 5, 2010

(3M Library Systems) 3M Library Systems announced several new customers from across the U.S. have selected 3M library solutions to meet the demands in their local communities. Libraries located in the Midwest, Eastern and Southwestern regions of the country found 3M offerings to suit the needs to better service their patrons, including the Scottsdale Public Library in Arizona, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Henry Buhl Library at Grove City College, and the Salem-South Lyon District Library.

July 29, 2010

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Encore Synergy, a product that brings the whole library and more to a single search, is live at nine institutions: Deakin University (Australia), HELIN Library Consortium (RI), Sacramento Public Library (CA), Saginaw Valley State University (MI), Scottsdale Public Library System (AZ), West Bloomfield Township Public Library (MI), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE), University of San Diego (CA), and Wellcome Library (United Kingdom). Encore Synergy is the only way to bring books, live full-text articles, e-resource information, programs, course reserves, and more to a single search box.

March 22, 2010

(SkyRiver) Scottsdale Public Library System switched to SkyRiver for its cataloging services. With lower cataloging costs, easy transition, and book vendor support, SkyRiver is an increasingly attractive alternative to legacy bibliographic utility cataloging services.

May 22, 2009

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that twelve libraries have "gone live" with Encore Release 3.0: Augsburg College (MN); Binghamton University [SUNY] (NY); Greene County Public Library (OH); London Public Library (Canada); University of Hong Kong; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Westerville Public Library (OH); Yale Law School (CT); Michigan State University; Eastern Kentucky University; Scottsdale Public Library (AZ); and University of Western Ontario (Canada). Key enhancements include improved discovery features, Community Reviews and Patron Ratings, personalization features, as well as new option for the Encore "look and feel." In addition, Encore Discovery is now available for central catalogs of INN-Reach direct consortial borrowing systems.

October 24, 2007

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced the launch of its Encore discovery services platform at a dozen public and academic libraries around the world. In addition, the company announced that 70 libraries have selected the next-generation product. The deployment of Encore brings a full-featured discovery tool to users—uniting library collections, licensed-resource content, and the discovery process. To date, Encore has been selected by more libraries combined than any other next-generation library interface to both print and e-resources. Libraries are using Encore as a discovery platform compatible with leading ILS systems including Innovative's Millennium, Ex Libris Voyager, and Ex Libris Aleph, as well as deploying Encore with Innovative's federated search product, Research Pro, and other leading federated search tools.

December 14, 2006

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Scottsdale Public Library and the Lillian Goldman Library at Yale Law School have conducted the first previews of the Encore discovery services platform. Both previews introduced library staff to Encore's new features and functionality using each library's live catalog data. Currently in development with 13 library partners, Encore is a powerful tool for patrons that blends content, community and discovery into a single, seamless search.

October 25, 2006

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that thirteen leading academic and public libraries have entered into agreements to be partners in the company's Encore development initiative. The collaborating institutions are Binghamton University, Deakin University, Deschutes Public Library, Georgetown University, Michigan State University, Nashville Public Library, Scottsdale Public Library System, Springfield-Greene County Library, the Tri-College Library Consortium, University of Glasgow, the University of Queensland Library, Westerville Public Library, and Yale University's Lillian Goldman Law Library. The Encore discovery services platform transforms the user experience of the library with expanded search functionality, community features, and a rich presentation that includes federated-search results and contextual resource suggestions. Encore is scheduled for release in mid-2007.

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