June 22, 2022. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced today that select early access partners using Vega Discover can now automatically ingest bibliographic records from content vendors into their collection.
This Electronic & Digital Content Management (EDCM) integration saves libraries time and gets materials in the hands of patrons sooner by automatically loading vendor records and the appropriate subscription details into Vega Discover. Current processes require additional time to update records—keeping highly sought-after items out of the hands of patrons for longer.
For consortia libraries, central offices can cascade access for shared accounts to select member libraries, while member libraries retain the ability to override the consortia settings if they prefer a different account. Early access partners have access to bib records from OverDrive and Hoopla, with cloudLibrary, Axis 360, and BorrowBox integrations to follow.
"Managing electronic and digital content has often required multiple manual steps for libraries when want they want most is to give the content they purchased to patrons as seamlessly as possible," said Toni Minick, Vice President of Product Management at Innovative. "With our first release, libraries will now automatically receive vendor records and subscriptions. Long-term, we envision a solution where libraries can also automatically match and enhance those records, manage, and prioritize eContent vendors with ease, and integrate digital assets for a more robust and user-friendly collection."
Since launching in 2020, Vega Discover has helped patrons across the globe uncover more relevant content by combining an accessible display with modern data standards. Discover provides patrons with a more user-friendly, intelligent presentation of library data, rolling all formats into a single display and providing related resources, contributors, and topics.
Vega Discover is one module within the Vega Library Experience (LX) platform, a suite of library tools for better patron engagement. Designed with libraries in mind, Vega LX helps staff better manage and facilitate programs and services, while working in conjunction with the Polaris or Sierra ILS to give patrons a uniquely seamless library experience.
Contact an Innovative Sales Rep today to learn more about EDCM for Vega Discover.