INNOVATIVE ACQUIRES POLARIS LIBRARY SYSTEMS
No, it is not an April Fool's joke.
On March 31, 2014 Innovative acquired Polaris Library Systems, bringing together two of the leading providers of library services platforms to the public library community. The newly combined company will provide Polaris customers with a long term partner in Innovative, which is a global leader in library technology and has been actively investing in people and infrastructure to better serve customers worldwide.
Polaris primarily caters to public libraries. In fact, as a substitute reference librarian at my local public library, I use Polaris--and I love it. It will be interesting to see how this develops.
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