March 05, 2015 7:56 PM ET


Company Overview of Innovative Interfaces Inc.

Company Overview

Innovative Interfaces Inc. develops a portfolio of library automation products for libraries worldwide. Its products include Sierra, a library services platform that provides integrated approach to library management automation; Polaris Integrated Library System, a platform designed to help librarians serve their communities by providing an open, functional, and scalable solution; and Encore, a discovery solution that facilitates new library users to search for scholarly articles, books, local digital collections, and more. The company also offers Decision Center, a collection management solution that provides recommendations for budgeting, selection, weeding, floating, shelving allocation, ...

5850 Shellmound Way

Emeryville, CA 94608

United States

Founded in 1978





Key Executives for Innovative Interfaces Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Strategy & Business Development
Director of Strategic Markets
Director of Sales-Strategic Accounts
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Innovative Interfaces Inc. Key Developments

Pagoh Education Hub and Pagoh Polytechnic Selects Virtua and Vital

Innovative announced that Malaysia's Pagoh Education Hub (PEH) and Pagoh Polytechnic have selected Virtua and Vital. Their libraries will hold approximately 50,000 and 30,000 items respectively and will be implementing their first automation systems. Both are under construction and are due to open in 2015.

Innovative Announce the Release of Vital 6.1

Innovative announced that Vital 6.1 is now in general release. Vital is a digital and institutional repository solution that is simple to use yet highly customizable. Version 6.1 includes additional metadata schema support, expanded API and administrator functionality, and additional image conversion options. The enhancements included in Vital 6.1 include: Enhanced SRU support to include MARCXML, MADS, and MODS schemas beyond the Dublin Core schema previously supported; Enhanced the Vital Object page to include the ability for an end user to download all of the datastreams for the object either as individual files or as a ZIP file, and to select which datastreams to include, or select all; Upgraded Solr to version 4.0; Improved object relationship selection using AJAX; Expanded Relationships API to include an API for reified relationships; Added administrative section for admin users to view any objects that have not yet been indexed in the repository; Added native support for the TEI metadata schema to include mappings from TEI to Dublin Core; Exposed all fields that are indexed in an object's Solr document to Vital's templates for display and/or customization; Enhanced Shibboleth support to authorize users based on multiple attributes; Added ability for Vital and Fedora to now use the same database instead of two separate databases; Added image conversions to be defined at the point of uploading, including TIFF to JPEG2000 and TIFF to JPEG; for JPEG creation, administrators may also define the size of the JPEG to be created (e.g. small, medium, large).

Baker & Taylor, Inc. Announces Axis 360 API Integration Now Available for Innovative's Polaris ILS

Baker & Taylor announced that API integration between its Axis 360 digital media platform and Innovative's Polaris ILS has been completed. The integration brings the robust digital capabilities of Axis 360 into the Polaris ILS WebPAC, creating fully-integrated access to print and digital materials within the library's website. Patrons of libraries using the Polaris ILS will be able to discover ebooks and digital audiobooks in the online catalog and see real-time inventory availability in the item record display. Item check outs and holds are accomplished without having to navigate away from the library website. Patrons then open their favorite reading application and directly download borrowed material to their device. And, all digital borrowing for Axis 360 will also populate the patron account, allowing unified activity display and holds management for all material formats. Baker & Taylor and Innovative have completed the first instance of their sophisticated and user-friendly platform integration at Howard County Library System, MD. Axis 360 API integration with WebPAC is now available to all Polaris ILS customers.

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