December 09, 2016 6:02 AM ET


Company Overview of Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Company Overview

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. develops library automation software solutions for special and corporate libraries worldwide. It provides Sierra, a library service platform that offers an integrated approach to library management automation; Polaris Integrated Library System, an integrated library system that allows librarians to serve their communities; Virtua, a library management solution that provides control over workflows for circulation, cataloging, serials, acquisitions, course reserves, and more; and Encore, a discovery solution that facilitates new users to search for scholarly articles, books, local digital collections, and more. The company also offers INN-Reach, a collection develop...

5850 Shellmound Street

Emeryville, CA 94608

United States

Founded in 1978





Key Executives for Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President of Services and Support
Vice President of Global Human Resources
Vice President of Strategy & Business Development
Director of Strategic Markets
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Key Developments

Innovative Interfaces Expands International Footprint with New Competency Center in Australia

Innovative Interfaces announced that the company has opened a new competency center in Melbourne, Australia. Following growth in the Asia-Pacific region, this expansion will broaden Innovatives international footprint to provide software development, support, training, and consulting to the marketplace. This center marks the seventh location for Innovative, joining those in California, New York, Virginia, Ireland, India, and Malaysia.

Talis and Innovative Partner to Deliver Best-In-Class Solutions for Academic Libraries

Innovative Interfaces has partnered with Talis to enhance the student experience and deliver superior workflow efficiencies around course reserves and reading list management for academic libraries. This partnership will provide the framework for further integration between the Innovative and Talis Aspire solutions, and to seamlessly connect students and faculty with the librarys physical and digital collections for better academic results. As academic library requirements change and new opportunities for library success within the academic environment emerge such cooperation will enhance the value libraries take away from both companies product offerings. Recognizing the valuable role academic libraries play in higher education, the two companies are eager to continue providing quality services that address the challenges libraries face when serving others on campus. Enhancing the integration between Talis Aspire Reading Lists and Sierra will add greater value, in terms of staff efficiency and helping students quickly and easily access required course materials.

Innovative Automates Library Acquisitions Workflow with Gobi Integration from YBP Library Services

Innovative Interfaces has collaborated with YBP Library Services to enhance Sierra acquisitions with an integration between Innovatives RESTful API and YBPs acquisition and collection development interface GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information). Part of a long-standing, strategic partnership between Innovative and YBP Library Services, a division of EBSCO Information Services, this integration will dramatically improve library operations and efficiencies, and ensure staff are equipped to leverage the newest technologies to easily manage acquisitions workflows. GOBI orders are reflected in Sierra in real time, without requiring traditional FTP or EDI ordering. By reducing the number of steps and manual input required to complete a purchase, libraries will experience significant savings in time and resources. Four notable libraries have participated in beta testing the integration, including Michigan State University, Santa Clara University in California, Union College in New York, and Wright State University in Ohio.

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