Innovative, part of Clarivate, is proud to announce that Elkhart Public Library in Indiana has selected Vega Discover as their new discovery tool.
Elkhart Public Library has been serving the Elkhart community since 1903, and now serves five locations with an extensive collection of contemporary books, movies, audiobooks, music, art pieces and more, along with an archive of local history and yearbooks. Their unique and wide-ranging initiatives and events include: Growing Readers, an assessment-based literacy program to support success by Grade 3; Curbside Concerts, with regional musicians performing on the rooftop above the library’s downtown parking lot; and The Truth in Our History, a long-form blog featuring Elkhart events and people using the local newspaper’s archive.
“We’ve been working with Innovative for a number of years, and we are ready for this fresh way to present our collection to our diverse communities,” said Lisa Guedea Carreño, Elkhart Public Library Director. “Vega Discover offers the contemporary features and utility our communities want and deserve.”
Vega Discover is a module of the Vega Library Experience (LX) suite of tools. Vega LX is a cloud-based platform that allows library staff to easily communicate and manage a full range of materials, programs, and services. Vega LX works with the Sierra and Polaris ILS to provide library staff with a holistic view of their patron activities and community engagement.
Vega Discover is a responsive, accessible discovery solution that not only delivers premier search results, but also features a patron bookshelf with custom reading lists, patron account management, library-curated showcases, and smart showcases that display related resources and topics. Discover comes with enhanced exploration tools, powered by Syndetics Unbound’s enrichment content, such as series data, reader reviews, browse by reading level and more, as part of an engaging library experience.