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Libraries aren’t just about lending good stories. They’re about telling them.

As a partner to many of the world’s most successful libraries, we’re pleased to hear, and more importantly, share stories and thoughtful perspectives about the exceptional work libraries are doing today. We hope some of these posts will spark new ideas, inspire you to try a new community program, or expand the services you offer on campus.

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The Power of APIs

You took that important next step and invested in a new Innovative integrated library system. Now how do you ensure that your Innovative ILS will integrate with all those other technology platforms you rely on every day?

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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… Read more »

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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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New Star Item Feature in Mobile Worklists Release 2.4 Enables Flexible Library Workflows

Mobile Worklists is a native mobile app running on iOS that makes day-to-day material handling tasks more efficient for library staff, saving time and paper for the library. Mobile Worklists Release 2.4 has a new feature where users can choose to star or unstar an item or multiple items in any list.

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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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Why Enterprise Class Software Development Matters in a Changing Library World

In 2016, Innovative articulated a strategy to become an enterprise class library solutions company. To maintain momentum from the past year and accelerate our transformation, we have also expanded the Innovative leadership team. Every officer will play an important role in…

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New Programs for the Future of Public Libraries

Out of all the audiences public libraries serve, which ones have been most impacted by technology changes? Which ones will drive library programs in the future? Leif Pedersen, Executive Vice President of Product and Marketing at Innovative, published an article in Public Library Quarterly titled “The Future of Public Libraries: A Technology Perspective,” which highlights three public library audiences impacted by technology changes: youth, job seekers and entrepreneurs, and lifelong learning adults.

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