Ypsilanti District Library Chooses Polaris and multiple Vega Library Experience modules


Innovative, part of Clarivate™, is pleased to announce that the Ypsilanti District Library in Michigan has selected Polaris as their new Integrated Library Service, Vega Discover as their new discovery layer, Vega Promote for email marketing, INN-Reach resource sharing, and the SkyRiver bibliographic cataloguing tool. 

Starting as the Ladies’ Library of Ypsilanti in 1868, today the Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) serves the greater Ypsilanti area with three branches. YDL serves a population of more than 88,000 in Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, and part of Superior Township. In addition to extensive collections of materials to read, listen to and watch, the YDL offers an extensive library of things that includes craft tools, kitchen and garden supplies, musical instruments, pickleball supplies, photography equipment, and games. YDL’s events include story times, book clubs, art workshops led by artists, lectures on genealogy, classes on software tools, craft classes that range from knitting and embroidery to include FrankenToys and Infinity Mirrors. The library also hosts an Ypsi Stories podcast that features discussions of Ypsilanti history. 

“In our mission to support a highly connected community, we want to have the best software tools at our disposal.  We’re excited to make Polaris, Vega Discover, Promote and SkyRiver part of that toolkit,” says Lisa Hoenig, Director of Ypsilanti District Library. 

Polaris provides an intuitive web interface that brings the full power and functionality of the integrated library system (ILS) to the web browser. Polaris can be used on a computer or tablet, freeing staff to connect with patrons and complete tasks wherever it is most convenient—even outside the library walls. 

Vega Discover is a modern and accessible discovery layer which is part of the Vega Library Experience (LX) suite offers libraries a unified solution for building ongoing relationships with their community and communicating with users across multiple channels, all while keeping patron data, communication history, and analytics in one place for library staff. The Vega LX suite includes five products that are available today: Discover, Promote, Promote Web, Program, and Innovative Mobile. 

Vega Promote is the email marketing tool that makes it easy to create attention-grabbing marketing email. Vega Promote works with Sierra or Polaris to help you manage contacts, design and schedule emails, draft and send newsletters and more. 

SkyRiver is a full-service resource for bibliographic cataloging. 

Vega LX works seamlessly with ILS solutions Sierra and Polaris. To learn more about thePolaris Integrated Library Systemor the Vega LX platform,visit iii.comorcontact Innovative today.