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Innovative buys Polaris Library Systems

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Innovative has acquired Polaris Library Systems, which provides technology to public libraries in the USA. The combined companies will be led by Innovative CEO Kim Massana.

'This is the combination of two companies with complementary strengths that will allow us to better serve the technology needs of public libraries,' said Massana. 'We have appreciated and respected Polaris's focus on service and support, especially to public libraries, and we look forward to combining two great service organisations and learning from each other.'

Bill Schickling, former Polaris president and CEO, will join Innovative as VP, public library products. Other members of the Polaris executive team will join the Innovative management group. Polaris' current Syracuse, New York office will be retained and become one of Innovative's key centers for operations, along with Emeryville, California, Dublin, Ireland, and Noida, India.