Congrats to Polaris Idea Lab Winners for “All Systems Go!”


Hello Innovative users! 

Innovative, now part of Clarivate, would like to announce that pairwise voting has concluded for the Polaris All Systems Go! Idea Lab Challenge, and we have our winner! 

Designed to focus on ways to improve administration of the ILS, this was a smaller challenge with 7 ideas and 6 pairs for voting. 

The Winner  

Submission:Multi-Select in Patron / Material Type Loan Limits TableAllow multiple selections of Organizations & Patron Codes to populate Material Type list (lower table) on the Patron / Material Type Loan Limit Blocks, Policy Table. 

Inspired by: Idea submitted by Eric Young 

Proposed For: TBD 

“While this idea was larger than the allocated point estimate, it received the highest number of votes by far,” said Samantha Quell, Polaris Product Manager. “This is one of the highest-use tables in System Administration and it can be time consuming to make updates across all organizations. This idea would provide some bulk-change capabilities to streamline modifications to loan limits.”  

Remember, submissions live on in Idea Lab and our Always Open Space never closes. If you submitted an enhancement that is still important to you or you’ve just discovered a development opportunity, the Always Open space provides a place to post that idea for any Polaris product. 

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Thanks again to our wonderful Idea Lab Leadership team: 

  • Jeremy Goldstein, Minuteman Library Network 
  • Eleanor Crumblehulme, Saskatchewan Information Library Services Consortium 
  • Kathy Setter, IFLS Library System 

And special thanks to your moderators and expert reviewers: 

  • Marian McCollum 
  • Sharon O’Brien 
  • Beth Bechtel 
  • Jason Tenter 
  • Sarah St. Martin 


Idea Lab is the website hub for our customer-driven innovation process that informs Innovative product roadmaps. To participate, existing customers can simply go to Idea Lab, and enter in your their username and password. If you don’t have an account yet, it’s not too late – simply follow the instructions on the Idea Lab FAQ and join in! 

Please spread the word to colleagues at your own institutions and beyond about joining Idea Lab. At Innovative, we are committed to user-driven innovation that will benefit all our library partners, and we look forward to the next Challenge with you. 

Happy Innovating! 

Actual product development often varies significantly from roadmaps and Clarivate reserves the right to change product plans at any time.