INN-Side View Blog

The INN-Side View blog gives you a peek inside Innovative and lets you hear how we think and talk about where technology trends are heading, what pressures we see on the library market, and how we contribute to the library community. Members of our product management team take turns sharing thoughts and ideas with you. You’ll get to know firsthand the people who brainstorm product direction, vision, features, functionality, and benefits.

 

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June 21, 2016

A guest blog post from Brenda Rutten, Assistant Director for Library Relations at...

March 24, 2016

The PLA 2016 Conference is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited...

January 27, 2016

2015 was a record-setting year for Innovative. We pushed out more product releases...

October 29, 2015

When Polaris Library Systems was acquired by Innovative in April 2014, there were some...

October 20, 2015

In my previous post, I showed how to use the Sierra API Client Credentials Grant to...

October 12, 2015

For those of you who are big city commuters, I don’t have to tell you how important it...

October 5, 2015

When I last wrote about the move from authority records to identifiers, I focused on...

October 1, 2015

In the world of library tech, the term “knowledge base” has developed a specialized...

September 28, 2015

I always like to see libraries and library issues highlighted in the media, and I have...

September 24, 2015

Today I am writing to you from the MyLibrary! Bug Bash.

September 15, 2015

You have to hand it to the New York Times: they know how to write headlines...

August 31, 2015

You’ve probably seen Innovative’s eye-catching orange booth at library conferences...

August 25, 2015

When I was in school, no class was complete without a stack of photocopied readings,...

August 18, 2015

Recently, we released Sierra API 2.0,* which provides access to...

August 12, 2015

For Innovative, 2015 has been a year of linked data exploration and education. The...

August 10, 2015

As summer quickly comes to an end, the Leap and Polaris teams are gearing up to...

July 28, 2015

The adoption of RDA and the introduction of Linked Data and BIBFRAME into the library...

July 20, 2015

Innovative spends a great deal of time researching the needs of libraries and library...

July 14, 2015

Warning: You’re about to experience some serious institutional repository lingo. Here’...

July 7, 2015

The other day, someone posted this photograph in a library-related Facebook group....

June 30, 2015

I recently had the new experience of attending and judging a Hackathon. Having spent...

June 18, 2015

I have been doing a lot of thinking about cataloging practices lately. Partly that is...

June 1, 2015

As I would guess is the case for many of you, the sun often rises and sets for me...

May 21, 2015

Twice a year, I represent SkyRiver at the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC)...

May 12, 2015

How long does it take 2 librarians and 1 software support engineer to download an e-...

May 4, 2015

It’s difficult to imagine life before everyone had a smartphone or tablet and before...

April 29, 2015

Managing large collections of images, videos, audio, digitized books, data sets, and...

April 7, 2015

One can design applications that are meant to be used on specific mobile devices for...

March 31, 2015

Innovative recently announced that we have joined the LibHub Initiative (...

March 23, 2015

INN-Reach is the Resource Sharing solution. INN-Reach is years ahead of...

February 23, 2015

Libraries need multiple ways to analyze their electronic collections if they expect to...

January 27, 2015

I’m very excited about our next release of the Sierra REST API and thought I’d give...

January 12, 2015

I have a confession: I oversee the product strategy for our library platforms, and...

January 12, 2015

Today is an exciting day at Innovative as we launch the new INN-Side View...