Innovative Interfaces Inc. (III) today announced that it has acquired Polaris Library Systems, bringing together two of the leading providers of library automation technology. The combined companies will be led by III CEO Kim Massana, with former Polaris President and CEO William Schickling joining Innovative as VP, Public Library Products. Several other Polaris executives will also join Innovative’s management team, including VP of Sales Scott McCausland and VP of Customer Operations Jodi Bellinger. Polaris’s headquarters in Syracuse, NY will be retained as a center for operations.
In this time of transition of the library automation industry, stakes are high for the vendors that are creating innovative—or even transformative—products and competing to bring these products first to the market. Establishing momentum early is essential in the library arena, which is attentive to the successes of a vendor’s peers and risk averse.
Lehi, Utah-based SirsiDynix has announced that the latest release of its Enterprise/Portfolio search and discovery solution will include eResource Central integration and additional “My Account” functionality for the Horizon integrated library system (ILS).
Data collected by Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technology and Research, Vanderbilt University, Nashville The following charts provide the complete statistical report for the 2012 automation marketplace. Note: at the top of each table is a search box that allows you to filter rows in the table that follows. Table of Contents 2011 Sales by […]
By Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technology and Research, Vanderbilt University, Nashville In this article: Three-Year Sales Trends by Category 2011 Personnel Trends 2011 Sales by Category Discovery Trends Company Profiles Author’s Note: I’ve had the privilege of writing the Automation Marketplace for a decade. During this time, the industry has seen profound changes in […]
New hire Ranny Lacanienta, formerly of Brigham Young University’s library, will oversee ILS product strategy.