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March 31, 2014

Polaris Library Systems introduces live chat support service. Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems proudly introduces a new live chat feature that will allow customers to instantly communicate with Polaris staff beyond that of the traditional phone call or email.

March 26, 2014

Scottsdale Public Library chooses Polaris Library Systems as new ILS vendor. Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems announced that Scottsdale Public Library has selected Polaris as its new integrated library system. Scottsdale Public Library will join over 90 libraries in Arizona who have implemented Polaris software, including Phoenix Public Library and the Maricopa County Library District.

February 26, 2014

Polaris to highlight new technology trends and the impact on public libraries at PLA 2014. Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems will be attending the Public Library Association 2014 Conference to discuss the impact technology trends have on public libraries and solutions for increasing the connection between libraries and their communities.

February 19, 2014

Polaris receives top ratings in annual Library Automation Perceptions Report. Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of library automation software for public libraries, has received top ratings in the seventh annual Library Automation Perceptions Report.

January 30, 2014

Polaris customer named to advisory council for 3M Cloud Library in Canadian expansion. Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems announces Polaris customer Brampton Library was selected as a member of the Advisory Council for the Canadian launch of the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending System.

January 22, 2014

Polaris Library Systems announces Year of Connection at ALA Midwinter 2014. Polaris Library Systems

Polaris will unveil its Year of Connection at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, demonstrating how every decision the company makes, in terms of products and partnerships, will have a distinguishable impact on library workflows and the dynamic services offered to patrons. Librarians attending ALA Midwinter will have the opportunity to explore various Polaris products, such as the web-based application LEAP, Community Profiles, the Polaris API and Fusion. Attendees will also have a first look at the OverDrive e-content integration.

January 2, 2014

Polaris Library Systems Announces Continued Success and Growth in 2013. Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of library automation software for public libraries, has experienced significant growth in 2013. This year, 44 libraries have selected the Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS), representing over 130 new locations adopting Polaris library software throughout the United States and Paris, France.

October 24, 2013

Polaris Library Systems partnership with OverDrive results in integrated e-content solution. Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems announces a new partnership with OverDrive to offer libraries another integrated e-content solution within the library catalog. Polaris will employ OverDrive’s Discovery APIs and Circulation APIs (application programming interfaces) to create a more desirable, seamless patron experience for libraries with an OverDrive e-content subscription.

October 18, 2013

Polaris Library Systems announces Library App Challenge for New York State. Polaris Library Systems

October 18, 2013. Polaris Library Systems today announces the launch of the Polaris App Challenge, aimed to spark the creation of unique software applications for library staff and patrons.

October 10, 2013

Polaris Library Systems partners with EnvisionWare to offer enterprise ecommerce services. Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems announced an integration partnership with EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library-efficiency solutions. The partnership offers patrons and staff one modular, integrated system for self-service payment throughout the library.

October 9, 2013

Polaris Library Systems unveils next generation library Automation Software. Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems unveiled the development of a new product, LEAP, considered to be the next generation of library automation software. LEAP, a web application that brings the Polaris power and functionality to the user through a browser, can be used on a desktop, notebook, or tablet.

August 30, 2013

Polaris Library Systems streamlines customer go-live process. Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems continues to improve upon the customer experience; streamlining the go-live process for libraries migrating to the Polaris integrated library system. Polaris Library Systems has concurrently redefined and expedited the implementations procedure to more efficiently meet libraries’ go-live deadlines for their new library software. To administer a high volume of implementations, Polaris analyzed its implementation model and staffed significantly, making it easier for libraries to switch their automation system.

August 8, 2013

Polaris announces new partnership with Salt Lake County Library Services. Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems announces a new partnership with Salt Lake County Library Services. The Polaris Library System has been selected as the library’s new automation system, accounting for 20 branches throughout Salt Lake Valley in Utah.

August 1, 2013

Strategic Plan Leads Richland Library to select Polaris ILS. Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems has been selected as the new integrated library system for Richland Library, in Columbia, South Carolina, as a result of the customization features Polaris offers and the library’s strategic plan to foster innovation and community involvement.

June 25, 2013

Polaris bridges gap between libraries and local communities. Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems has redefined the library-community relationship, adding a social component within the library catalog that allows patrons to search for local businesses and organizations. Polaris Library Systems developed Community Profiles in order for libraries to provide more local resources to their patrons. Libraries who have the Polaris ILS can purchase Community Profiles as an add-on feature. This provides local organizations with the opportunity to create a profile, upload information and share a calendar of events; all of which becomes searchable to patrons within the online catalog.

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