Congrats to Sierra Idea Lab Winners for “All Systems Go!”


Congrats to Sierra Idea Lab Winners for “All Systems Go!” 

Hello Innovative users! 

Innovative, now part of Clarivate, would like to announce that pairwise voting has concluded for the Sierra – All Systems Go! Idea Lab Challenge, and we have our winner! 

Designed to focus on ways to improve administration of the ILS, this was a challenge with 16 ideas and 120 pairs for voting. 

 The Winner  

Submission: Improve load profile editing and/or viewing interfaceA new graphical editor for load profiles to prevent syntax errors and to clearly present options. 

Inspired by: Idea submitted by Dani Elder 

Proposed For: TBD 

 Batch loading is an essential part of libraries’ workflows and the current text-based interface to edit the load profiles is difficult to use,” said Mike Dicus, Sierra Product Manager. “This idea will provide a much-needed update and navigational improvements to make it easier to create, edit, and maintain load profiles. We expect this project will require development in phases across multiple releases, and plan to work with several systems librarians to make sure the new interface incorporates as many improvements as possible while maintaining the existing capabilities.” 

Remember, submissions live on in Idea Lab and our Always Open Space never closes. If you submitted an enhancement that is still important to you or you’ve just discovered a development opportunity, the Always Open space provides a place to post that idea for any Sierra product. 

Visit the Innovative Idea Lab: 

Thanks again to our wonderful Idea Lab Leadership team: 

  • Jeremy Goldstein, Minuteman Library Network 
  • Eleanor Crumblehulme, Saskatchewan Information Library Services Consortium 
  • Kathy Setter, IFLS Library System 

And special thanks to our moderators and expert reviewers: 

  • Laura Lazaraton 
  • Lindsey Bray 
  • Sheryl VanderWagen 
  • Kimberly Allen 
  • Scott Matheson 
  • Sarah Frieldsmith 



Idea Lab is the website hub for our customer-driven innovation process that informs Innovative product roadmaps. To participate, existing customers can simply go to Idea Lab and enter in their username and password. If you don’t have an account yet, it’s not too late – simply follow the instructions on the Idea Lab FAQ and join in! 

Please spread the word to colleagues at your own institutions and beyond about joining Idea Lab. At Innovative, we are committed to user-driven innovation that will benefit all our library partners, and we look forward to the next Challenge with you. 

Happy Innovating! 

Actual product development often varies significantly from roadmaps and Clarivate reserves the right to change product plans at any time.