Category: Library Stories


Tips for Reopening the Library

 

This is a guest post from Alison Pruntel, Manager, Technology & Materials at Fauquier County Public Library.

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Guest Post: Working from Home – Tips and Advice from Friends and Colleagues

 

This is a guest post from Victor Zuniga, Chair of the Innovative User Group and System Administrator at Poudre River Public Library District

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How Does BIBFRAME Work?

 

BIBFRAME has been a buzzword in the library industry since the Library of Congress launched it in 2011. So, by now, you may know that it’s the descriptive data model that will eventually replace MARC. But you may not understand exactly how BIBFRAME works. As you probably guessed, BIBFRAME uses a different classification system than … Continued

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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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Wes Osborn Named 2018 IUG Beacon Award Winner

 

ORLANDO, Fla. — Innovative Interfaces is pleased to congratulate Wes Osborn, executive director of Information Technology for the Central Library Consortium in Ohio, recipient of the 2018 IUG Beacon Award at the IUG conference in Orlando, Fla. As a Polaris ILS user and former member of the Polaris Users Group Steering Committee, Osborn has shown … Continued

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Library Heroes: Cincinnati Library Helps Put Spotlight on the Role of Libraries in Homelessness

 

Homelessness. It’s an important and pervasive issue impacting libraries across the nation. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County not only provides a place of refuge and informational resources—it provided the backdrop to an entire film devoted to addressing this social issue.

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Library Heroes: Alachua County Library Creates Mobile Makerspaces to Serve Diverse Communities

 

Alachua County Library in Florida has a whole team of heroes who are finding ways to bring modern makerspaces to their highly diverse communities, despite a lack of dedicated space and limited funds.

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Library Heroes: Napa County Library Becomes Community Hub During Wildfire Crisis

 

Imagine waking up to find your community enveloped in thick smoke, being urged to evacuate as quickly as possible, and making it out with not much more than your loved ones, pets, and the clothes you’re wearing. Power is out, no one seems to have internet access, and many cellular towers have been destroyed by fires. You can’t watch television news, access the internet, or make calls. Where do you go? What do you do? If you’re in Napa County, you go to the library.

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From Unsure to Confident: The Value of the IUG

 

Overwhelmed and unsure. That described me at my first Innovative Users Group conference in 2010. System administrator at my library for a whopping 7 months, I didn’t know the difference between the SCAT table and a load profile.

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Our Most Read Stories in 2017: Makerspace Movements, Bookbikes, and APIs

 

As 2017 comes to a close, we stopped to take a look at the most read stories on the Innovative website this year. Innovative made big investments in 2017 to support library success, patron engagement, secure technology, training, and continued development of our open software solutions. Here’s our list of greatest hits from 2017:

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Innovative Libraries Go Live in October

 

From Texas to Ohio, we’re excited to share that two library partners launched on an Innovative solution during October. Innovative provides leading technology solutions and services that will empower these libraries and enrich their users worldwide.

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Innovative Libraries Go Live in September

 

From Vietnam to California, we’re excited to share that four library partners launched on an Innovative solution during September. We’re excited to see these libraries prioritize the patron experience and efficient workflows for staff with their selections.

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Innovative Libraries Go Live in August

 

From California to Taiwan, we’re pleased to announce that 29 library partners launched on an Innovative solution during August:

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Innovative Libraries Go Live in July

 

From California to Ontario, Canada, we’re pleased to announce that 15 library partners launched on an Innovative solution during July:

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TeenHQ: A Place All Their Own

 

Youthful achievements are evident all over the mezzanine level of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in downtown San José, CA. That’s where you’ll find the TeenHQ.

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Innovative Libraries Go Live in June

 

From California to Vietnam, we’re pleased to announce that 20 library partners launched on an Innovative solution during June:
Polaris ILS – Vaughan Public Libraries in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Sierra ILS – Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire…

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Innovative Libraries Go Live in May

 

We’re pleased to announce that the following library partners launched on an Innovative solution during May

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Orion Township Public Library Rides Into Events With New Bookbike

 

With a riding trail behind them, an extensive volunteer base beside them, and a calendar full of community events ahead, Orion Township Public Library (OTPL) in Michigan saw an opportunity to deliver services in a unique new way this spring. In May, they introduced their new pedal-powered mobile library—a Bookbike!

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Innovative Libraries Go Live in April

 

We’re pleased to announce that the following library partners launched on an Innovative solution during April: Polaris Chicago Public Library in Chicago, Illinois Resource Sharing Anythink Libraries in Adams County, Colorado joined the Prospector INN-Reach network for Resource Sharing Linked Data The Michigan eLibrary consortium published their shared statewide catalog (MeLCat) to the semantic web … Continued

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Congrats to John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award Winners

 

Just like the man for whom this award is named, these libraries have made excellent strides toward bringing communities together—something we at Innovative are truly passionate about. Congratulations to all the 2017 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award winners

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Innovative Libraries Go Live in March

 

We’re pleased to announce that seven library partners launched on an Innovative system during March and eight library partners joined ArticleReach Direct for resource sharing. They were: Universita degli Studi di Catania in Catania, Italy…

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How the Sierra APIs Gave Us Seven Days Back

 

One of the strategic goals at The Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut is to constantly add new patrons to active participation and to keep the patrons who already hold library cards. A Sierra library since 2014, Ferguson’s leadership team works actively to make the library a vibrant part of the city’s learning and cultural life; with frequent events by nationally-known authors and compelling program content like…

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Makerspace Movement Takes Hold at University of La Verne

 

It all started in the physics lab on a university campus. A 3D printer that had outlived its purpose was left to sit and collect dust. If no one was using it, then surely no one would miss it? And they didn’t at first. Yet once the University of La Verne Wilson Library in La Verne, CA put the printer on display in one of the most public places on campus, people started to take notice.

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Four Innovative Library Partners Go Live on Sierra

 

Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, the leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, is delighted to announce that four more library partners have gone live on Sierra. These successful implementations include three libraries who have migrated from Millennium, and one library who has joined the MOBIUS consortium in Missouri. Throughout the United States, these … Continued

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