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Ex Libris to Acquire Digital Library Platform Innovative


December 05, 2019 | 1 min read |

I am happy to announce that Ex Libris has signed an agreement to acquire Innovative.

Founded in 1978, Innovative is a highly respected company with over 40 years of experience in serving public and academic libraries. The company’s complementary software portfolio includes integrated library systems and solutions in the areas of resource sharing, library discovery, digital asset management, and metadata management. As part of the acquisition, Innovative will become a business unit within Ex Libris, reporting to me. Innovative’s products, which customers have been using and relying on for many years, will continue to be supported and enhanced.

This exciting acquisition aligns with emerging trends in our industry, whereby libraries of all types are looking for new ways in which they can increase their value to their immediate and extended environments. We have been hearing from many of you how important it is for your institution to collaborate more closely with your community and the public for the common good. Innovative’s investment in the public library sector will enable us to proactively drive new forms of partnerships and collaboration, helping you expand your contribution to your community.