June 22, 2017 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, is pleased to announce that the cloud-based, multi-tenant Innovative Open Library Stack (IOLS) now serves more than 150 library systems.
Innovative debuted the IOLS in early 2015. The first product based on the architecture was Mobile Worklists, released that spring. Mobile Worklists is the industry's first native mobile app for library staff. Today, the Innovative patron-facing mobile app MyLibrary!, industry-leading Innovative Resource Sharing, and Innovative Knowledge Base, a third generation electronic resource management system, are all built on and delivered through the IOLS architecture.
"The IOLS is the backbone for all of our next-generation library management solutions," said Chris Fields, Innovative CTO, explaining Innovative's evolutionary approach to product development. "We understand the complexities libraries are facing. Long-term, continuous innovations from a trusted partner are essential for libraries. We concentrate on delivering reliable, scalable, manageable, and secure platforms that make it easy to continually leverage new applications and on-demand services."
Built to extend next-generation resource and access management services for libraries in a seamless, elastic, and secure environment, the IOLS shared services cloud platform enables cost-effective management of any resource type. It also enables resource sharing with other libraries and the access models modern libraries require. Innovative library partners that rely on IOLS-powered solutions are able to sustainably keep pace with technology advancements as they evolve.
"Innovative remains committed to open system integration platforms, and we are very pleased to see the growing rate of adoption for our IOLS-powered solutions," said Innovative CEO Jim Tallman. "The adoption rate growth speaks to libraries' desire to be agile and responsive to their patrons' ever-changing needs. Most importantly, this solution provides academic, public, national, and specialty libraries a platform to provide fully-integrated patron services."
Libraries across the globe leverage the IOLS, including London Public Library, Cairn University, Palo Alto City Library, University of Liverpool, Gold Coast Public Library, Deakin University, and University of Botswana.
Innovative (www.iii.com) provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, corporate, special libraries, and consortia. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.