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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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Innovative Knowledge Base Release 1.4 Offers Real-Time Sync with EBSCO

New Ways to Manage License Agreements and Content Providers Help Libraries Centralize Information
Our most recent release unveils new automation that makes it easier to manage your electronic resources and have all of the information you need in one place.

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New Sierra Offline Circulation Client Now Available with Sierra Release 3.4

Innovative recently launched Sierra Release 3.4 with a new Sierra Offline Circulation client and additional enhancements to give library partners more customization options as they manage their system and data.

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MyLibrary! Release 2.1 Integrates WebPAC and Encore Labels on Sign In Screen

MyLibrary! users may have noticed a few changes with MyLibrary! 2.1, the most recent release of the patron mobile app. Patrons logging into the app will now see labels that match their library’s webPAC or Encore labels for a consistent discovery experience across devices.

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The Accidental Cataloger’s Dilemma

Your last cataloger retired. Now you’re learning cataloging on the job and taking it over because, frankly, no one else thinks they can do it. Welcome to the Accidental Cataloger’s dilemma.

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Twenty Library Partners Start 2018 on Innovative Solutions

From Colorado to Australia, we’re excited to share that 20 library partners launched on an Innovative solution during the end of 2017:

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Encore Release 4.7 Now Available with Auto-Suggest and More Harvesting Options

Innovative recently launched Encore Release 4.7 with autosuggest for patrons and additional options for libraries with harvested collections. The release also includes improved performance for facet load time, and system performance for large libraries.

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New Filter for Weeding Reports Released in Decision Center 1.2 SP3

The latest release includes the Created Date field as an initial filter on the Low Circulation Weeding and High Circulation Weeding reports. This change comes based on library partner feedback and will help libraries weed according to the age of the item.

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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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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 Library Partners Provide Winning Ideas for Sierra Development

The Sierra Public Services Workflow challenge, our first product-specific challenge in Idea Lab, delivered exceptional user engagement, continuing the trend set by our Leveraging Data innovation challenge earlier this year. Take a look at the activity from our Sierra and Millennium users, at Innovative libraries & consortia, from more than 15 countries.

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