Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced as part of the ongoing Innovative Users Group (IUG) 2023 annual conference the launch of a new, user-friendly Vega Discover homepage design tool for building better patron experiences and improved collection exploration. As libraries continue to focus on increasing patron engagement and raising awareness of the library’s content and upcoming events, the homepage provides another point of engagement in the patron’s library experience.
Twenty libraries received early access to the homepage designer, and 16 libraries launched new homepages in preparation for the IUG conference. Now all Vega Discover libraries can easily build an engaging catalog homepage, incorporating their Discover showcases to highlight specific items, promote hot topics and new content, and generate patron interest in upcoming events.
Derek Brown, Director of IT at Rochester Hills Public Library in Michigan said: “We are excited to launch our new homepage design in time for the conference. The designer is easy to use and has given us the ability to create a synchronous experience across our website, catalog, and communications. When a patron visits Vega Discover, they see the same style and themes as our website.”
Toni Minick, Vice President of Product Management for Innovative said: “We know that libraries need to be able to flex quickly to keep up with technology and entertainment trends. The Vega Discover homepage design tool makes it easy to quickly build an engaging homepage and to update it as needed to cover new events, topics, and resources.”
Libraries can now easily build an engaging catalog homepage, incorporating their Discover showcases to highlight specific items, promote hot topics and new content, and generate patron interest in upcoming events. The user-friendly design tool features easy drag and drop components with multiple display options, integrates high-quality cover art from Syndetics Unbound, and allows librarians to preview the homepage before publishing.
The new homepage design supports multiple display options to create a unique, exciting, and engaging interface with patrons.