Congrats to Sierra Winners in the “All Together Now” Idea Lab Challenge!


Innovative, part of Clarivate, is happy to announce the Sierra Idea Lab winners for the “All Together Now” challenge!

Pairwise voting has concluded for the Sierra challenge, and we have our winners!

Focused on enhancements to batch update records in Sierra, library users submitted 13 ideas for this challenge and had 21 pairs of ideas for voting.

The Winners

Submission:  Add record to list feature — Adding the ability to add any record to a review file from any open record in Sierra.

Inspired by: Idea submitted by Jeremy Goldstein

Submission:  Have system-generated Review Files appear in the dropdown list in Global/Rapid Update — While working with Global Update/Rapid Update, system-generated review files will appear in the Review File dropdown list.

Inspired by: Idea submitted by Pam Skittino

Submission:  Create Lists to Global Update button – When working with a review file, add a button that will take the user directly to Global Update to work on the same review file.

Proposed For: H2 2023 – H1 2024 (TBD)

“Sierra customers submitted several great ideas for improving the functionality to batch update records,” said Mike Dicus, Sierra Product Manager. “I’m delighted that we will be able to implement multiple ideas from this challenge to improve Sierra workflows and give library staff a better user experience.”

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 have just discovered a development opportunity, the Always Open space provides a place to post that idea for any Sierra product.

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Thanks again to our wonderful Idea Lab Leadership team:

  • Sarah Frieldsmith, University of San Diego
  • Eleanor Crumblehulme, Saskatchewan Information Library Services Consortium
  • Kathy Setter, IFLS Library System

And special thanks to your moderators and expert reviewers:

  • Jeremy Goldstein
  • Roz Goldstein
  • Nicole Turzillo
  • Jason Thomale
  • Alex Vancina
  • Lynn Uhlman


Idea Lab is the website hub for our customer-driven innovation process that informs Innovative product roadmaps. To participate, simply go to Idea Lab, and enter in your 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!