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Polaris

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Polaris is an Integrated Library System offered by Innovative Interfaces, Inc..

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Polaris has been installed in 1,596 libraries, spanning 3,924 facilities or branches)

Polaris implementations by Type of Library

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Distribution of Polaris sites by Country

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System migration patterns for Polaris

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Sales Statistics for Polaris

[Data source: statistics reported for the Annual Library Systems Report]

Sales and Installation Statistics for Polaris
Product NameCompanyNameProduct TypeYearContractsLibrariesInstalled
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System202318623
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System202275205601
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20218286613
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20202227430
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System201917
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System2017226557
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20161638501
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20151338493
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20141515483
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20133049481
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System201230701448
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20115379418
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20102342374
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20093338348
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20085696269
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20073276286
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20065154260
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System200539146
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20043792
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20032073
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20022148
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20011232

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Polaris Satisfaction Ratings

[Data source: International Survey of Library Automation]

2021 Polaris Responses by Sector
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SatisfactionLevelILS1767.57 58.2020957.55367.7251117.55
ILSFunctionality1767.55 57.6020957.60367.6151117.64
PrintFunctionality1737.83 58.2020927.95367.9751117.82
ElectronicFunctionality1716.26 57.0020916.40356.4651115.82
SatisfactionCustomerSupport1717.31 57.0020917.25367.4251117.55
CompanyLoyalty1757.26 58.0020957.11357.3451117.64


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News Anouncements for Polaris

Polaris 7.6 updates the Leap MARC editor, improved vendor cooperation
May 6, 2024 - Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced the release of Polaris 7.6. This release is focused on expanding technical services functionality in Leap, library-requested enhancements, and support for new and updated vendor integrations. This release also expands serials functionality in the web by introducing serial claim actions, the claim alert list, and improvements to publication pattern prediction for Southern Hemisphere titles into Leap.

Celebrating 10 years of Polaris Leap
March 1, 2024 - This Leap Day, the Innovative team is celebrating 10 years since the launch of Polaris Leap, our web-based interface for the Polaris ILS. When Polaris Leap launched in 2014, it was designed to help librarians get out from behind the desk and work in the stacks, in the bookmobile, or at the park. With Polaris Leap, the library could be anywhere with internet connection. A decade later, Polaris Leap still empowers exceptional flexibility for providing patron services outside of the library walls and has continued to evolve along with the latest technology and customer-driven enhancements. Today, more than 14,000 library staff log in to Polaris Leap every day.

Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium join the Innovative family
January 22, 2024 - Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium have selected Polaris as their new Integrated Library System, Vega Discover as their new discovery layer, Vega Program to manage events and room booking, Vega Promote for email marketing, and Innovative's library analytics solution.

Clarivate partners with Singapore's National Library Board
December 14, 2023 - Clarivate has successfully implemented library software solutions from Innovative for Singapore's National Library Board library system. NLB's library patrons can now enjoy an elevated user experience and new features such as an intuitive user interface and custom catalogs as they access NLB's library catalogue. The Polaris Integrated Library System and Vega Discover applications from Innovative provide automation solutions for library staff and patrons. These solutions help to improve the library experience for staff and patrons, whether in the physical library or online. Custom API support designed by Clarivate supports local systems such as self-check kiosks, book sorters, the NLB Mobile app and reservation lockers to improve efficiency.

Polaris 7.5 Brings More Flexibility and Workflow Efficiency
November 1, 2023 - Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced the release of Polaris 7.5. This release focused on improvements for staff workflows and the patron experience, including some long-anticipated enhancement requests.

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