Connecting Communities. Creating Knowledge.

Some see competing for patron engagement in a crowded information landscape as a challenge. Innovative sees an opportunity for the library to deliver new levels of service that position them as the knowledge source of choice, more relevant and connected than ever before. How? | Read on to see how Kathryn Harnish, VP of Product Strategy, envisions new solutions driving future libraries.

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The Innovative Story

While Innovative can point to nearly 40 years of software development and advancements, we know that our history is not enough. It’s the lessons we’ve learned, the ways we’ve grown and expanded, and the tenets we stand by that illustrate why Innovative is the library automation market leader today.

We are driven by the same mission as our customers: to provide the best service possible to library patrons. To this end, we create breakthrough product solutions. We keep pace with technology and library trends.  We believe in open systems and integrated workflows. We advocate for libraries and their patrons.

Innovative today has more than 2,400 library systems installed in 9,500 libraries, spanning the globe in 66 countries. Innovative’s 350+ employees provide a depth of talent unmatched elsewhere, with more than 120 librarians on staff who understand the demands placed on libraries every day. Innovative also leads in installed systems among members of the Association for Research Libraries and the Urban Library Council. Innovative looks forward to many more years of technological advancements and growth as we continue to support libraries, their staff, and the patrons we all serve.


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