July 19, 2017 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, has launched Vital Release 8.0 with a new fully responsive user interface that provides instant access to important repositories from any device. Vital, Innovative's digital asset management solution, allows libraries and other institutions to create a beautiful and easy-to-use digital repository for the many unique objects in their collections.
In Vital Release 8.0, users will see a state-of-the-art design experience throughout the product, making it easy for both library staff and patrons to engage with digital collections. The intuitive navigation and modern design will feel familiar for users accustomed to Internet search engines. The responsive design means users can easily access unique collections through any library website using Vital and have a device-specific experience from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone, the same way they expect to access library materials and other sources from any device no matter where they are.
In addition, Vital Release 8.0 provides new features helping end-users quickly view and sort their search results. Users will now have an option to toggle between two different views for their search results. The default grid view displays large thumbnail images with limited information for each object. Users can hover over the thumbnail image and click the Quick View button that appears to see more information about the object. The alternate view displays smaller thumbnail images but allows users to view more object details at a glance. For additional results filtering, site users can click on the re-designed facets in the sidebar menu to narrow their search query.
The modern design, easy navigation, and search features benefit both library staff and patrons. Vital administrators will also find it easier to manage objects from anywhere within the site thanks to the following new features:
- The ability to browse all objects with any status (active, inactive, deleted) when logged in with the correct permissions.
- Quick access to the Administrative sidebar options by clicking the three-line menu button at the top left of the screen.
- Administrative menu options available on all object pages to view the title and author, re-index, or delete the object.
- A new slideshow feature allowing staff to select up to six repository objects to highlight in a slideshow on the Home page. Users can click left and right arrows to scroll through the slideshow, or click on an object's image to view the object.
"Innovative is committed to providing library staff and their patrons the modern, technology-driven experiences they expect in other areas of their lives," said Leif Pedersen, Executive Vice President, Product at Innovative. "Our release train momentum allows us to improve our software regularly, keeping pace with technology changes. Our commitment to user experience and design extends through all our product portfolios and meets the needs our library partners have expressed."
For more detailed release notes, library partners can review the Vital Release 8.0 announcement in the Innovative Supportal.
For more information on Vital's revolutionary repository solution, visit the Innovative website.
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, and special libraries, and consortia. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.