Countywide design created by Liverpool company
All of these new features are thanks to Polaris Library Systems, based on Morgan Road in Liverpool. The company began 30 years ago and develops, supports and sells time-saving technology solutions for libraries across North America. The system now in place at LPL has been installed at over 1,000 libraries across the country.
Polaris has a long history in the area, according to Chief Operating Officer Anita Wagner; the first circulation system it ever installed was at the Liverpool Public Library in the mid-1970s. When the county began looking to upgrade its library systems, Polaris seemed a natural choice.
"It was a lengthy selection process involving input and requirements from library staff at all levels across the county," Wagner said. "After looking at a number of products and weighing the advantages and disadvantages, Polaris was selected as being the best to meet the needs of the citizens of Onondaga County."
Wagner said the company was very pleased to be selected.
"As a local company, Polaris is delighted to be collaborating with OCPL and its member libraries to serve the citizens of Onondaga County," she said.
In addition to library catalog systems, Polaris offers workflow analysis, database enhancement, wireless access and network services to libraries. For more information on the company, visit polarislibrary.com. For more information on the new catalog system, visit onlib.org or your local library.