Miami-Dade Public Library System Joins Innovative in Developing the New Vega Community Engagement and Discovery Solution

Press Center, Public Libraries

EMERYVILLE, Calif. February 10, 2021 – Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced that the Miami-Dade Public Library System, one of the largest public library systems in the United States, serving 2.5 million residents through 50 library locations, has joined the Development Partner program for Vega, Innovative’s new community engagement and discovery solution designed to serve library staff, patrons, donors, and citizens.

“Adopting new technologies to improve the user experience for our patrons is a high priority for our library system. Partnering with our long-term provider Innovative to develop the Vega platform gives us a voice in creating new solutions for our residents,” said Ray Baker, Director of Miami-Dade Public Library System.

Vega, an ultramodern platform, is built from the ground up to maximize engagement with collections of all types, helping public libraries strengthen and advance their essential role in communities across the world. Vega Discover was developed in partnership with global leading libraries to create a fluid patron experience and it’s already being used by early adopters across the U.S. Ongoing Vega platform development, including the next modules, Interact and Promote, will continue with the Development Partners, who advise on development and usability, and assist with testing.

“We welcome Miami-Dade into the Vega Development Partner program and are excited to build upon our long history in creating solutions that are best for libraries and the people they serve” said Yariv Kursh, General Manager of Innovative.

Vega supports Sierra and Polaris public library customers worldwide. To learn more, download the Vega Discover Overview.

 

ABOUT INNOVATIVE INTERFACES INC.
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.

ABOUT THE MIAMI-DADE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
The mission of the Miami-Dade Public Library System is to provide extraordinary services, spaces and experiences that promote literacy and learning, personal growth and limitless opportunities. MDPLS has been recognized with 33 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards over the past four years and has been honored with a 2020 Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator Award in Civic Engagement, the 2020 Florida Library Association (FLA) Award for Exemplary Instructional Programs or Services for its Homework Help and Tutoring Program, 2019 FLA Library Innovation Award for its Technobus and the 2018 FLA Award for Excellence in Marketing and Public Relations in 2018. Learn more at www.mdpls.org.