Allen County Public Library Website First to Publish with Vega Promote Web


Innovative, part of Clarivate, today celebrates the launch of an elevated and intuitive website experience for Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana using Innovative solutions. Allen County Public Library (ACPL) is the first library to launch a website made with Innovative’s new website builder, Vega Promote Web. The library was seeking a solution that would support their vision for a seamless user experience and greater discovery for their community, whether online or in a library branch. Vega Promote Web quickly became the product of choice. Allen County Public Library used the opportunity to redesign two sites for their community: the main library website and the ACPL Genealogy Center website. 

At the same time, the library took on an ambitious project of launching three additional Innovative solutions: the Polaris integrated library system (ILS), Vega Discover for online discovery, and the Innovative Mobile patron app. 

“A system upgrade of this magnitude is never easy, but we approached it with a ‘can do’ attitude with the needs of our patrons at the forefront,” said project manager and ACPL Chief of Public Service Operations Kim Bolan. “I am so proud of how our team came together to usher in this new, modern suite of tools for our community – and with minimal impact to the patron experience. This upgrade puts ACPL in a position to meet our current needs and our goals for the future!” 

As a beta partner for Vega Promote Web, the library contributed to optimizing and enhancing the onboarding and implementation processes from the perspective of a library juggling numerous projects at once. 

Allen County is home to the largest public library genealogy collection in the country, which serves visitors from across the country and around the world. It was important to ACPL to create a separate website for the genealogy collection that blended seamlessly with the library website and offered an intuitive interface for researchers going directly to that collection. 

“Our goal is to give libraries the platforms and tools they need to attract and engage their community and offer an exceptional library experience to all users,” said Yariv Kursh, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Innovative. “Our collaboration with Allen County demonstrates the benefit of choosing tools that are designed to work together and with the ILS.” 

Powered by Wix, a leading global SaaS platform redefining the landscape of website development, Vega Promote Web provides libraries the tools and all-in-one solution to build, manage, and grow their online presence. With easy integrations and components built by Innovative, libraries can create a single digital experience including patron account management, book catalogs, event spaces, promotional showcases and additional services the library offers. 

Libraries will also benefit from Wix’s AI assistance, advanced customization capabilities, and enterprise-grade performance, security and reliability. 

Vega Promote Web is one of the modules in the Vega Library Experience (LX) platform and can be implemented independently or in connection with other Vega LX modules and Innovative’s library management solutions Polaris and Sierra. Vega Promote Web is available today for libraries of all types. To learn more, contact Innovative 

To read more about Allen County Public Library’s implementation experience, see their announcement: ACPL Celebrates Successful System Upgrade.