April 14, 2015 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that Mobile Worklists is now available for download from the iOS App Store, representing a landmark for the company as its first completely cloud-based offering for libraries worldwide. Built on Innovative's new Open Library Stack, Mobile Worklists fully integrates with the Sierra Library Services Platform and does not require a change of ILS for its existing customers.
Mobile Worklists is the Company's first native, multi-tenant, cloud-based product in production. Using mobile technology, this solution makes material handling and management tasks more efficient and staff more productive. It reduces the back and forth between the stacks and the desk, cuts down on repetitive material handling, and decreases staff reliance on paper reports. Version 1.0 of Mobile Worklists includes the ability to create and track lists of materials, scan barcodes with the mobile-device's camera, share lists in Sierra for editing or updating in real time, and more.
"Mobile Worklists is already saving time for librarians and facilitating weeding and space-allocation projects," says Leif Pedersen, SVP of Product Management, R&D, and Marketing. "What's most exciting is the new platform behind it, which we call the Open Library Stack, or OLS. This is Innovative's elastic, multi-tenant cloud platform using an Amazon Web Service backbone. The OLS has enormous advantages for libraries: staff overhead is reduced; opportunities for data sharing expand exponentially; and libraries can sustain their services even in a rapidly-changing technology ecosystem."
Pedersen continues: "We are taking an evolutionary approach so that customers will not have to switch platforms, sacrifice autonomy, or lose any part of their investment to take advantage of services in the OLS. Mobile Worklists is just the first step; Innovative's cloud-based services are rapidly expanding with additional services that will be relevant to Sierra, Polaris, and Virtua libraries."
The Mobile Worklists app can be accessed here: https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id945537908?mt=8
Innovative (www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the broadest and most complete portfolios of library automation products on the market today. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in 66 countries and has offices around the world.