Innovative, part of Clarivate, is pleased to announce that the South Ayrshire Libraries in Scotland recently soft launched Vega Discover to their patrons as their new ILS discovery layer.
“We have worked successfully in partnership with Innovative since 2008,” said Gerry Bergin, Team Leader (Libraries, Galleries and Museums) at the South Ayrshire Council. “Vega Discover for us is an intuitive public interface offering greater scope for a more creative and enhanced interaction between staff and user. It is a great tool for discovery and highlights our collection in new and exciting ways.”
The South Ayrshire Council Libraries Services operates 11 branch libraries, a mobile library, and works in direct partnership with its 8 local secondary schools for their community of just over 112,000 people. With the establishment of its main branch, Carnegie, dating back to 1870, the South Ayrshire Libraries provides members with free Wi-Fi and computer access, printing and scanning services, eBook and audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and book borrowing, as well as a range of events and activities.
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.
Members can access and preview Vega Discover via the South Ayrshire Libraries new online catalogue.