Syracuse, NY, June 17, 2009 - Polaris Library Systems, a leading provider of library automation technology, has signed a partnership agreement with LibraryThing for Libraries (LTFL).
Under the partnership, Polaris customers are able to integrate LTFL functionality into the Polaris PowerPAC, giving them the ability to browse tags, find similar titles, and easily locate other editions.
"Polaris has been incredibly responsive to helping their customers implement cutting-edge, third-party technologies," said Casey Durfee, lead library developer at LibraryThing. "It's no surprise that they scored the highest in customer satisfaction of any commercial ILS vendor in a recent poll; clearly service is a high priority."
"Polaris is committed to forming strong industry partnerships that benefit our customers and the communities they serve," said Polaris President & CEO Bill Schickling. "The LibraryThing for Libraries functionality was highly requested by our customers and we are very excited to make this service available for use with their Polaris ILS."
About Polaris Library Systems
For thirty years, Polaris Library Systems has served libraries with time-saving technology, from its first circulation system in the mid-1970s through its third-generation Polaris Integrated Library System. In addition to its library automation systems, Polaris Library Systems offers work-flow analysis, database enhancement, wireless access, and network services to libraries. For more information about Polaris Library Systems, visit www.polarislibrary.com/.
About LibraryThing for Libraries
LibraryThing for Libraries (LTFL) allows libraries to enrich their online catalog with Library 2.0 applications, using data from the public LibraryThing database of 40 million records. Features such as tags, recommendations, reviews, and ratings for materials in the library catalog result in a more user-friendly experience for patrons. For more information about LibraryThing for Libraries, visit http://www.librarything.com/forlibraries.