ALA Annual Conference 2022
Join Innovative, part of Clarivate, at the biggest library event of the year from June 23-28 in Washington, D.C. for the 2022 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. There, you’ll be able to learn more about Innovative solutions, including the latest additions to the Vega Library Experience (LX) suite of SaaS (Software as a Service) tools— Vega Promote for digital marketing and Vega Program for event and room management. You can also learn more about our latest enhancements to Polaris and Sierra ILS, demo the in-app experience of using Vega Discover, and hear about our recently announced telephony service— Innovative Phone Alerts.

Innovative staff will be on hand to answer questions, to meet with your team, and to host demonstrations. Be sure to stop by The Library Marketplace and see us at Booth #2507. Contact us now if you want to schedule a meeting during the conference.

Visit 2022.alaannual.org to learn more.
Save the Date: IUG 2023
Mark your calendars!

The 2023 gathering of the Innovative Users Group will be held in-person from May 10-13, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Innovative Users Group Chair Maisam Nouh made the announcement during a brief webinar, which can be found on our Vimeo channel.

More information, including speakers, events, and registration, will be made available later this year.
What’s New with Vega Discover
The latest version of Vega Discover is now live, and with it comes the launch of several, highly sought-after features and functionality.

This release features direct links to the patron My Bookshelf tabs. Library staff will be able to configure a permanent hyperlink to any or all tabs of the patron Bookshelf, which includes:
  • Checkouts
  • Holds
  • Fines-and-fees
  • Profiles
This makes it easy for library staff to help patrons navigate their online account by giving them direct links to their Vega Discover Bookshelf. Staff can create a direct link to a patron My Bookshelf tab in Discover by adding the appropriate query parameters to their Discover URL.
Open Bookshelf to Checkouts Tab of Patron Account:
Open Bookshelf to Holds Tab of Patron Account:
Open Bookshelf to Fines Tab of Patron Account:
Open Bookshelf to Profile Tab of Patron Account:

If a patron is already logged in, they will be taken directly to Discover with the Bookshelf expanded, and the specific tab selected. Patrons logged into Discover will remain authenticated for 90 days or until they manually log out. Guest sessions will also last 90 days when using the main Discover URL.

If a patron is not logged into Discover, they will be directed to the Discover login page (CAS or Vega Login Modal). After authentication, the patron will be directed to Discover with the Bookshelf expanded, and the specified tab selected.

Note that library staff who are authenticated to the admin view of Discover will be prompted to log out of the admin view if they attempt to use a patron link. This action will break the redirect, and they will not be redirected to the patron account in question.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Customer Support. You can also visit the Vega Product Roadmap to weigh in on future updates and releases.

The Complete Vega LX Platform at a Glance

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Vega LX is the first library experience platform of its kind. Encompassing a complete suite of modules, it empowers staff to effectively communicate and manage a full range of programs and services for the library community. Vega LX integrates seamlessly with your ILS through Vega Connect, and expands your patron reach and engagement through one or more of these solutions:

Available now:
  • Discover — A user-friendly discovery experience, rolling all formats into a single display
  • Promote — Send targeted communications to marketing contacts and segments
  • Program — Create, approve, and manage library events and room bookings

Coming soon:
  • Interact — Provides two-way communication with patrons via chatbot or digital assistants
  • Analyze — Uses key data to quantify your library’s value and ROI

What People Are Saying

“Our library strives to be an integral part of our community and we need technologies and products that will support that vision. We are excited about the direction of Vega and look forward to a system designed for staff efficiency and an improved patron experience.”
- Renee Brumett, Electronic Resources Librarian at Springfield-Greene County Library District in Missouri.

Additional Resources


Webinar: Engagement Isn’t One Thing, It’s Everything – Part 2 (Region: NA)
June 1 @ 11:00 am EDT

Webinar: Engagement Isn’t One Thing, It’s Everything – Part 2 (Region: ANZ)
June 1 @ 9:00 pm EDT

Join us for part two of our Engagement Series, where we explore how Vega Program helps create an engaging event and room booking experience. This webinar is being hosted twice to accommodate our global community of library staff members.

Webinar: Polaris 7.2 Quick Hits
June 8 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Come see an overview of all the great new features in Polaris 7.2!

What's New

The All Together Now Idea Lab Challenge is On!
The Innovative Product Team invites you to participate in the Second Quarter 2022 Idea Lab Challenge: All Together Now!

Polaris 7.2 brings SSO support, new serials and acquisitions features to Leap, and more patron empowerment
This release introduces single sign-on (SSO) functionality and expanded technical services in Leap, making it even faster and easier for staff to log in to Leap and expanding what you can do from any internet-connected laptop or tablet.

Innovative Phone Alerts Delivers VoIP, Cloud-Based Telephone Notifications to Sierra Customer
This modern telephony service offers outbound and inbound messaging for patron notifications and library announcements.

Celebrating 30 years of community at IUG 2022
From April 5-8, library professionals from across the globe attended the 30th annual gathering of the Innovative Users Group.

Modernize your circulation notices with LX Starter
Al current Sierra and Polaris ILS customers will soon gain access to a modern approach to handling email circulation notices—at no additional cost—through the LX Starter solutions package.

Mobile Worklists 4.3 puts checkouts in the palm of your hand
The latest update to Mobile Worklists introduces support for checking out materials to patrons.

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