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Polaris Library Systems to debut new PAC interface at ALA Annual

Press Release: Polaris Library Systems [June 22, 2011]

Copyright (c) 2011 Polaris Library Systems

Abstract: Polaris Library Systems,a leading provider of library automation technology, will showcase its next generation Polaris PowerPAC offerings. Polaris PowerPAC offers a fresh face, multilingual offerings for both Mobile and PowerPAC, auto-suggest functionality, and extended support for popular smart phones for Mobile PAC. PowerPAC 4.1 features include afresh, modern look-and-feel with updated format icons, a single, print-friendly product page that allows easy customization of content from third party providers, text messaging of item availability, and text message notices, and searchable Community Profiles, which allow libraries to easily connect users to community organizations and events.


Syracuse, NY, June 22, 2011 - Polaris Library Systems,a leading provider of library automation technology, will be showcasing its next generation Polaris PowerPAC offerings at the ALA Annual Meeting in New Orleans (June 24-27, 2011).

Polaris PowerPAC offers a fresh face, while building on the success of enhancements made in Polaris 4.0. Those features included multilingual offerings for both Mobile and PowerPAC, auto-suggest functionality, and extended support for popular smart phones for Mobile PAC. With PowerPAC 4.1 Polaris will be unveiling more new features, including:

  • A fresh, modern look-and-feel for the PowerPAC with updated format icons
  • A single, print-friendly product page that allows easy customization of content from third party providers
  • Text messaging of item availability, and text message notices(holds, fine/fees)in multiple languages
  • Searchable Community Profiles, which allow libraries to easily connect users to community organizations and events

"The redesign of the Polaris PowerPAC is something that we are very excited to bring to our customers," said Polaris President and CEO Bill Schickling. "We are constantly striving to make the Polaris experience even better and look forward to sharing the new features and functionality in Polaris 4.1 with our customers."

Following its debut at the ALA Annual, the redesigned Polaris PowerPAC and Community Profiles integration will be available to customers with the release of Polaris 4.1 in early 2012.

About Polaris Library Systems

For thirty years, Polaris Library Systems has served libraries with time-saving technology, from its first circulation system in the mid-1970s through its third-generation Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS). In addition to its library automation systems, Polaris Library Systems offers workflow analysis, database enhancement, wireless access, and network services to libraries. For more information about Polaris Library Systems visit http://www.polarislibrary.com/.

Publication Year:2011
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:June 22, 2011
Publisher:Polaris Library Systems
Company: Polaris Library Systems
Products: Polaris
Subject: Product announcements
Permalink: http://librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=15835
Record Number:15835
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2011-06-22 16:15:40