Launch marks the start of compelling new discovery experiences for library patrons
EMERYVILLE, Calif. November 6, 2020 – Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software announced today that three public library partners in the Innovative Vega Development Partner program have launched Vega as their discovery tool. The partners are: The Ferguson Library in Connecticut, MidPointe Library System in Ohio, and Jefferson County Library Cooperative in Alabama.
“It’s exciting to see three of our Vega Development Partners live on Vega Discover,” said Yariv Kursh, General Manager of Innovative. “We look forward to building on this progress to launch more libraries on Discover while we shape Vega into a fully-featured platform that sets a new standard for the public library experience.”
Vega Discover is the first product to be available using the new Vega platform from Innovative. It offers interconnected search results that provide enhanced relevancy in a modern, simple interface designed to meets patrons’ expectations. With the launch of this tool, libraries are empowered to better amplify collections and strengthen patron connections. Development partners shared their feedback on Vega including:
- “We knew when we started as Development Partners on Vega that patron self-service was becoming more crucial than ever, and I am happy to say that Vega is serving us well as the library and patrons rely more heavily on online services. Vega offers a modern, clean interface for our patrons to be able to help themselves” said Maisam Nouh, Information Technology Supervisor at The Ferguson Library.
- “Our experience with Vega is that it rises to the occasion of better connecting people with library content they may not have found previously. And it’s not just helping patrons; our staff also appreciate that Vega offers a way for patrons to easily manage their accounts, so staff can concentrate on the many other demands on their time and expertise,” said Travis Bautz, Executive Director at MidPointe Library System.
- “Vega Discover has really delivered on an easy way for library users to find relevant content. By combining rich conceptual linking, title deduplication and a focus on user experience, Vega offers the discovery interface we need. We’re looking forward to helping the Vega platform reach its full potential,” said Tobin Cataldo, Executive Director at Jefferson County Library Cooperative.
Vega Development Partners will continue shaping the full Vega platform, which will include intelligence, analytics, marketing tools and services for public libraries, and will easily integrate data and third-party software.
For more information about how your library can become a Vega development partner, contact your account manager. To learn more about Vega, visit the Vega overview page.
Innovative, a ProQuest company, provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, consortia, and corporate and special libraries. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.iii.com.