EMERYVILLE, Calif. April 29, 2021 – Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that the Fauquier Public Library in Virginia has now launched Vega Discover as their primary discovery tool.
The Fauquier Public Library serves a population of over 70,000 residents in Fauquier County with the goal of connecting residents to resources, services, and experiences that educate, enrich and inspire. A member of the Vega Discover Early Access program, Fauquier has been testing Discover and influencing development prior to their launch.
“We see Vega Discover as the next iteration to make our catalog more accessible for patrons,” said Maria Del Rosso, Library Director. “I knew we had to provide access in a way that matched what community members were seeing in the marketplace.”
When selecting Vega Discover, Fauquier was impressed with Discover’s work-level roll ups, which show all formats for one title (such as audiobook, eBook, large print, etc) under one listing, and the Vega showcases which provide a visual display of titles within a category. For example, The New York Times Best Sellers showcase displays on each page for items within the showcase so that patrons can easily browse other best sellers. Patrons have also mentioned to library staff that they like the larger font on Discover, part of Innovative’s effort to build new software from the ground up that meets ADA and WCAG standards.
“We like that Discover is simple to use. It appeals to most of our patrons because you don’t have to be a librarian to search and find what you need,” said Alison Pruntel, Manager, Technology & Materials.
Vega Discover delivers a superior patron experience by providing a more accurate and relevant search than any other online catalog or discovery platform. Discover’s unique linked data architecture allows patrons to interact more deeply with library services, connecting them with great content they may not have otherwise found.
“Fauquier Public Library has worked with Innovative for over 20 years, and we’re honored to hold their trust in our products and to continue collaborating with them through our long-standing relationship,” said Raena Morrison, Vice President of North America Sales for Innovative.
Discover is one module in the Vega Library Experience (LX) suite, a cloud-based platform that allows library staff to easily communicate and manage the full range of materials, programs, and services available to their community. Vega is designed to offer a new library experience to staff, patrons, donors, and citizens.
ABOUT FAUQUIER PUBLIC LIBRARY
The award-winning Fauquier Public Library is located in the beautiful Virginia Piedmont, 40 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Three branches serve over 41,000 cardholders in a 600 square mile service area. Annual circulation totals more than 400,000 items. Learn more at https://fauquierlibrary.org/
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, corporate and special libraries and consortia. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.