Sutherland Shire Council Libraries First in Australia to Select Vega Library Experience (LX) Suite

MELBOURNE, Australia, June 8, 2021 – Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, is pleased to announce that Sutherland Shire Council’s libraries are the first library system in Australia to select Vega Discover with Vega Connect, and join the Discover Early Access partner program.

Sutherland Shire Council operates eight libraries, serving a community of approximately 230,000 people in the south of Sydney, New South Wales.

As an Early Access partner, Sutherland Shire Council will be able to test Vega Discover and provide feedback on development. They will also work with Innovative on the data migration and implementation process.

In addition to Vega Discover, Sutherland Shire Council will implement Vega Connect, the platform that connects their Sierra ILS to Vega and provides the Vega Universal Messaging Service and Email Design tool. Vega Connect will simplify their current communications workflow across multiple tools into one staff login for managing courtesy notices, patron communications, and database contacts.

“We are excited to partner with Sutherland Shire Council and help them unify disparate platforms into one place for discovery, marketing, events, and analytics,” said Yariv Kursh, General Manager of Innovative. “Providing excellent customer service is a challenge for any business and we want to help make it easier for libraries by simplifying their tools and processes.”

Connect and Discover are software solutions in the Vega Library Experience (LX) suite, a cloud-based platform that allows library staff to easily communicate and manage the full range of materials, programs, and services available to their community. Vega is designed to offer an engaging library experience to staff, patrons, donors, and citizens. The next two modules, Vega Interact and Vega Promote, are planned for general availability in the second half of 2021.

Vega works seamlessly with Sierra and Polaris. To learn more, read our eBook Re-imagining the Library Experience,” or visit the Innovative website. 




Innovative, a ProQuest company, provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, corporate and special libraries and consortia. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.