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Innovative Appoints Shaheen Javadizadeh as CEO

 

Tallman Assumes Role as Executive Chairman EMERYVILLE, Calif. MAY 6, 2019 – Innovative, a leading provider of library software, today announced its board of directors has appointed Shaheen Javadizadeh as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Jim Tallman is appointed to the role of executive chairman. Javadizadeh has been with Innovative for three years and previously … Continued

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Innovative Users Group Opens 27th Annual Conference

 

EMERYVILLE, Calif — Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, today participates in the opening of the 27th Innovative Users Group (IUG) conference held in Phoenix, Arizona. For four days, over 700 library professionals from 8 countries around the world will gather to participate in over 130 sessions presented … Continued

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And the Idea Lab Winners are…

 

Hello Innovative Users! We are pleased to announce the results of our recent Polaris and Sierra roadmap challenges! We recently conducted two timed challenges to identify features our users would most like to see in an upcoming release for Sierra and Polaris respectively.  And without further ado, the winners are:   Sierra Public Services Smorgasbord … Continued

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Adventures in a Linked Data World

 

This blog post comes to us from Martha Rice Sanders, MSLS, Innovative Senior Systems Librarian. Ever since I began working for Innovative 2 ½ years ago, I have been learning about linked data – what it is and how it is used on the open web and inside libraries. I’ve been learning what it takes … Continued

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Relationships Are More Important Than Ever

 

This is an exciting year for Innovative Customer Support, starting off with the recent announcement of several department changes focused on building relationships with customers.

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I Found New Skills and a New Career through the IUG

 

This guest blog post comes from Jeremy Goldstein, Data Curation Librarian for the Minuteman Library Network, and Enhancements Co-Coordinator for the 2019 IUG Steering Committee. “My first IUG conference changed everything for me. Instead of the standard conference fare, I found a program full of presentations that all made me better at my job.”

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Innovative Users Invited to Vote on New Features for Polaris, Sierra

 

The Innovative Product Team and Innovative Users Group invites you to participate in one of our current Idea Lab challenges: the Polaris Potluck Challenge or the Sierra Public Services Smorgasbord Challenge. Each challenge was pre-seeded with ideas previously submitted by IUG members via Idea Lab or had been past IUG Ballot winners. Each idea has … Continued

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Polaris supports over 400 locations in Illinois Heartland Library System with a single database

 

In 2011, libraries in the state of Illinois were at a crossroads. Four regional library systems, representing four sets of consortia, were experiencing financial constraints despite the growing needs of member libraries and their patrons. After discussing how the four independent organizations could work together, their initial strategy focused on sharing resources at the administrative … Continued

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“A Wizard has turned you into a Sierra Admin. What do you do?”

 

Register today for IUG 2019 so that you too can find out where we keep the chocolate, how to use catnip at work, and what to do when a wizard invites you on an epic quest.

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Consortium of Icelandic Libraries Selects Innovative for National ILS Solution

 

Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that serves libraries globally, is pleased to announce the company Landskerfi bókasafna hf., Consortium of Icelandic Libraries (CIL), selected the Innovative next-generation integrated library system (ILS) solution to support up to 300 library members in the Icelandic nationwide consortium.

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