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Vega Status page available soon
Innovative Vega Discover, Vega Promote, and LX Starter customers will have access to the Ex Libris Status page for improved communications on planned and unplanned events. This webpage will provide transparency around service availability and performance.

On the Status Page, you will find the current system status for regional Vega solution hosted servers, a 7-day history of the status of hosted environments, and detailed 90-day outage information.

Learn more about the Vega System Status page on the Supportal (login required)
What could an AI-assistant look like in patron discovery?
At the Innovative Users Group annual meeting, Yariv Kursh, Innovative General Manager and Senior Vice President discussed an on-going research initiative to explore how generative artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance the patron discovery experience when searching and browsing library resources.

Kursh, with help from the Engineering team, demonstrated what an online catalog might look like with an AI-powered assistant. Users could engage in more conversational interactions, asking the AI assistant to help them find a certain type of book or get help with homework projects.  

If you are interested in discussing AI-assisted discovery, contact your Account Manager for more information.

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Vega LX Platform Expands Support for Consortia, beginning with LX Starter
Innovative is working on Vega LX roadmap plans for consortia support which include developments in LX Starter and Vega Promote, and expanded roles and permissions in LX Starter and Vega Discover.

Innovative proactively solicits library feedback on product development through a wide variety of channels and in 2023, the product management team spent over 2,000 hours with libraries listening to their input.

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Themed Catalogs now available
Themed Discover catalogs are available for Vega Discover Premium and Consortia users!

Themed catalogs enable libraries to create custom catalogs with unique URLs that tailor the homepage and resources to specific audiences and/or collections.

“Our vision for library experience is that any time a patron engages with the library, it should be personalized, accessible, and effortless,” said Kat Cuff, Director, Product Management at Innovative.

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IUG Hackathon Explores Patron “Wrapped” Summaries
The IUG Hackathon starts the day before the annual IUG conference, and is an opportunity for attendees to design and create a new feature using Sierra or Polaris APIs.

This year’s Hackathon ”Best of Show” was awarded to Scott Murray of the Saskatchewan Information and Library Services Consortium (SILS) for his hackathon project, “Spotify ‘Wrapped’ but for your patrons” – an end-of-year summary for library patrons showing their checkouts that year, most popular genres and categories, and most unique items. This summary would be similar to the annual ‘Wrapped’ report that Spotfiy creates for listeners and the GoodReads “My Year in Books” page.

Read more about the 2024 IUG Hackathon
Vega LX comes full circle
During the IUG 2024 annual conference, Innovative presented the next phase of development to the Vega Library Experience (LX) suite of community engagement and library analytics tools. This phase makes every module in the Vega LX platform available, as well as including fresh innovations for all of the Vega LX solutions, which will be visible by patrons and staff. Highlights include a unified staff interface for Vega LX modules, a membership portal for cardholders where they can manage associated family accounts, and more multichannel communication and notification options for patrons.

Learn more about the Innovative vision for Vega LX
Multiple modules, One library experience platform. All seamlessly connected to your ILS.

Discover  Create a user-friendly discovery experience, rolling all formats into a single display.
Discover Mobile  Mobile access to Discover work-level rollups, showcases and enhanced content.
Promote — Send targeted communications to marketing contacts and segments.
Promote Web – Build a modern library website to promote your ever-evolving services.
Program — Create, approve, and manage library events and room bookings.
Interact — Provide two-way communication with patrons via chatbot or digital assistants.
Analyze — Uses key data to quantify your library’s value Learn More About Vega.

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Webinars & Events

Webinar: A Conversation with Dr. Safiya Noble
Tues April 30 | 11am ET | 10am CT | 9am MT | 8am PT
Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, from UCLA, will talk about the new challenges in DEI, technology and libraries in this webinar hosted by Ex Libris.

Webinar: Connect with Your Community: How the Vega LX suite can help your library deliver a consistently branded patron experience
Wed May 1 | 11am ET | 10am CT | 9am MT | 8am PT
Learn about an intuitive, appealing way to bolster your library brand and amplify engagement with your community.


Latest News

ProQuest content subscriptions now available with library software agreements
ProQuest Historical Newspapers, O’Reilly for Public Libraries, and HeritageQuest Online are just a few of the ProQuest products that Innovative libraries can now add to their contracts.

Fauquier County Public Library launches Vega Promote Web
The Northern Virginia library’s website was built with Vega Promote Web. “Setting up the website was relatively simple, and we’re looking forward to being able to update and modify the website in-house,” said Alison Pruntel, Manager of Technology and Materials.”

Quick Guide to the new Innovative Users Group Product Enhancement Process
The Innovative Users Group (IUG) and Innovative have agreed on an enhancement process, known as MEEP, to outline how library-requested features make their way into Innovative solutions.

Innovative partners with LibraryIQ to offer comprehensive analytics to libraries
The LibraryIQ solution offers real-time data and actionable insights for libraries across multiple areas, including collection analysis and diversity

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