Innovative, part of Clarivate, is pleased to announce that the Franklin Township Public Library in Somerset County, New Jersey has selected Polaris as their new integrated library system (ILS) and Vega Discover as their new discovery layer.
The Franklin Township Public Library (FTPL) serves a community of approximately 68,500 residents with three branches. FTPL’s collections include local resources, including physical and digital archives of local photos and newspapers, as well as a reference collection of New Jersey life and history. The library’s events include story times for little ones, chess for adults, jewelry making classes, Zumba and yoga classes, film showings, tai-chi, tech help, and book clubs.
“As part of our mission to deliver quality services to our community, we were considering a new library management solution, and the combination of Polaris and Vega Discover had the modern features we were looking for to serve both our staff and our patrons,” says January Adams, Director of Franklin Township Public Library.
Polaris provides an intuitive web interface that brings the full power and functionality of the ILS to the web browser. Polaris can be used on a computer or tablet, freeing staff to connect with patrons and complete tasks wherever it is most convenient—even outside the library walls.
The Vega Library Experience (LX) suite offers libraries a unified solution for building ongoing relationships with their community and communicating with users across multiple channels, all while keeping patron data, communication history, and analytics in one place for library staff. The Vega LX suite includes five products that are available today: Discover, Promote, Promote Web, Program, and Innovative Mobile.