Clarivate Partners with Singapore’s National Library Board


London, U.K. December 14, 2023– Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world, has successfully implemented library software solutions from Innovative for Singapore’s National Library Board (NLB) library system. NLB’s library patrons can now enjoy an elevated user experience and new features such as an intuitive user interface and custom catalogs as they access NLB’s library catalogue.  

Yariv Kursh, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Ex Libris and Innovative, part of Clarivate said: “At Clarivate, we are committed to a think forward approach to reimagine how libraries can best serve their communities. Our projects with some of the largest public libraries around the world, including Singapore’s National Library Board, demonstrate how we can redefine the standards of library automation and discovery at a national level.” 

With decades of experience, Clarivate has implemented and supported systems in some of the largest public libraries around the world. The National Library Board of Singapore project is an example of how Clarivate successfully delivers a public library vision on a national scale on schedule.  

How this was done: 

  • The Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS) and Vega Discover applications from Innovative provide automation solutions for library staff and patrons. These solutions help to improve the library experience for staff and patrons, whether in the physical library or online.  
  • The Vega Discover catalog enables libraries to engage patrons through an intuitive search interface and custom catalogs for unique audiences such as the Vega Discover Kids Catalog.  
  • Custom API support designed by Clarivate supports local systems such as self-check kiosks, book sorters, the NLB Mobile app and reservation lockers to improve efficiency.  

Established in 1995, the National Library Board, Singapore, promotes reading, learning and history through its network of libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore. LAB25 (Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025) is an NLB initiative to collaborate with partners and the community to reimagine libraries and archives in Singapore. 

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