Special Libraries

Innovative understands that special libraries face a unique set of challenges and require software that is flexible enough to meet their distinct needs. Hundred of special libraries—including medical, government, museums and archives, and corporate libraries—rely on Innovative’s software to serve their select user communities.

Innovative offers special libraries a choice of dynamic and reliable foundations to free you from the constraints of a one-size-fits-all system. Additional products allow you to customize your experience to a level of detail that makes your special library unique.

Your Library Services Platform
  • The Sierra library services platform offers the power of open system architecture and robust API support, with complete print and electronic resource management with intuitive staff workflows.
    Sierra integrates with the Encore discovery solution, which enables you to present all your library content, regardless of format or source, in one easy-to-navigate interface, and with Decision Center, which provides high-level collection analysis and suggestions. Additional Sierra modules enable self-checkout, program registration, and more.

  • The Polaris Integrated Library System is brings your collection together in a user-friendly interface. Built on an open Microsoft SQL server database platform with a documented API, the Polaris ILS is open to connections: with your patrons and their social media, with third-party vendors, and with resources beyond your walls.
    Polaris ILS integrates with Polaris Leap, a responsive web client that provides access to public services staff workflows beyond the desk and connects you with your communities wherever they are.

  • The Virtua library management solution provides fullness of functionality with the power of customization. Workflows can be tailored for your staff and users, multiple data formats are supported, and even the look and feel of the public facing catalog can match your institution’s website and branding standards.
    Virtua integrates with Chamo Discovery for a full-function library-centered social web OPAC.

Extending Your Solution

These Innovative products work with any of our library systems to help you build a library solution that works for your library: your staff, your patrons, your community.

SkyRiver is a high-quality bibliographic utility for easy cataloging.

Vital highlights your special digital collections with powerful tools for creating and displaying your repositories.



Products In This Solution