25 JUNE 2014: Civica, a leader in specialist systems and business process services that help organisations to transform the way they work, today announced an agreement with OverDrive to deliver seamless eBook access in Spydus 9. This partnership is one of the first for Spydus 9, and is the result of customer feedback requesting better integration of electronic resources in the public catalogue.
The e-content integration enables users to search, view availability, reserve and borrow OverDrive resources in a single platform search. For streamlined reporting, loans statistics for OverDrive resources are captured within Spydus, and users can view their digital and physical loans in a single library account.
"OverDrive was a natural starting point for integration as many of our libraries subscribe to OverDrive services," said Marc Nolan Civica Library Solutions Managing Director. "They came on board and worked quickly with Civica to develop the interface which now is the foundation for other e-content provider integrations."
"We've designed the OverDrive APIs so that partners can quickly and easily help readers discover digital entertainment and learning," said David Burleigh, OverDrive Director of Marketing and Communication. "Civica's Spydus 9 is a great example of how integrations with OverDrive APIs are allowing schools and libraries to maximize their investment in OverDrive technology for the benefit of people around the world."
OverDrive is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. We support all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android phones and tablets, and Kindle (U.S. only). OverDrive offers all digital media on a single platform, and offers APIs to streamline a seamless user experience. We also offer in-library touchscreen stations for browsing and instant sampling of eBooks or audiobooks, and OverDrive Read, the EPUB and HTML5 browser-based reading experience, among other world-class products and services. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA. www.overdrive.com.
About Spydus 9
Spydus 9 is a web-based system that can be provided as a cloud service for individual libraries and consortium groups. It has been developed to help improve services and efficiency through modern self-service and library management capabilities including comprehensive smartphone and tablet functionality. Spydus 9 incorporates a real time discovery layer, seamless e-content integration, digital asset management functionality and an archives solution based on international archiving standards.
Civica is a market leader in specialist systems and business process services for organisations across the public sector and around the world. Through experienced people who understand service delivery, the Group applies software, cloud-based services and outsourcing to help customers transform the way they work. Drawing on a unique combination of people, technology and business process expertise, Civica supplies more than 2,500 organisations in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada and the USA.
About Civica Library Solutions
Civica Library Solutions is a leading global library solution provider with over 2,000 installations and a range of offerings from application software and technology managed services to full library outsourcing. The Spydus system provides a comprehensive solution covering physical, digital, heritage and cultural resources. Through its managed and cloud-based services Civica provides powerful consortia and regional management systems or traditional single customer software. Outsourcing services cover collection management, full library management and operations outsourcing, and the provision of a range of library-related community development programs such as media literacy and reading programs.