August 25, 2014
Civica announced the release of Spydus 9 Self Service, with Masterton District Library in New Zealand as the first customer to go live. Spydus Self Service, now core to Spydus 9, builds on Civica’s existing self service offering with added functionality including renewals, amendments to reservations and bookings, and viewing of patron details and summary. The Self Service module is part of the focus on supporting library patrons and providing a range of flexible solutions that cover web access, mobile and self service functions.
June 30, 2014
Civica announced the release of Spydus Mobile 1.0.3 for iOS users. Spydus Mobile, with a streamlined look and feel, enables complete access to the library catalogue and user account, plus other unique features including self checkout, which enables library users to issue their own items using a built in scanner.
June 25, 2014
Civica 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.
June 16, 2014
Civica announced a partnership with Baker and Taylor’s subsidiary James Bennett, the leader in library supply, to make their Axis 360 digital media resources readily accessible to library users in Spydus 9. This partnership to deliver seamless eBooks access is one of the first for Spydus 9. It enables users to search, view availability and borrow Axis 360 resources in a single transaction, without leaving the Spydus OPAC. Loans statistics for Axis 360 resources are captured within Spydus and borrowers can track both their digital and physical loans in a single library account.
June 2, 2014
Civica releases Spydus 9.1.3. Civica
Civica announced the release of Spydus 9.1.3, the latest version of its market-leading library software.
April 29, 2014
Following the success of the recent Ministry of Education upgrade, Civica Library Solutions is pleased to announce that the National Library Board, Singapore, is now live on Spydus 9, the latest version of its market-leading library software.
April 3, 2014
Civica Library Solutions continues its rollout of Spydus 9, the latest version of its market-leading library software, with a successful upgrade to the Ministry of Education (MOE) Library Consortium.
March 20, 2014
Civica Library Solutions continues to transform libraries and enrich communities by announcing a new partnership with Preservica, a world leader in digital preservation technology with cloud and on-premise solutions.
September 6, 2013
The £189m Library of Birmingham, which houses a collection of one million books, was officially opened this week by Malala Yousafzai, the teenager shot in the head in Pakistan by the Taliban for championing women’s rights. Civica is proud to be working in partnership with the Library of Birmingham delivering IT systems via Spydus.
August 28, 2013
August 20, 2013
Civica, a leader in specialist systems and business process services that help organisations to transform the way they work, has announced the release of Spydus 9, the latest version of its market-leading library software. A web-based system that can be provided as a cloud service for individual libraries and consortium groups, Spydus 9 has been developed to help improve services and efficiency through modern self-service and library management capabilities including comprehensive smartphone and tablet functionality.
May 14, 2013
South Lanarkshire Council, which is responsible for providing IT services to school libraries and to South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Ltd has, following a mini-competition under a national framework agreement, chosen Civica, a market leader in specialist systems and business process services that help organisations transform the way they work, to host the Spydus library management system across 17 School Libraries and 25 Public Libraries. The new three year contract will transform each library’s internal processes, whilst making it more convenient for citizens and staff to access resources in person and online.
May 8, 2013
Omers acquires Civica. Civica
OMERS Private Equity, the private equity investment arm of the OMERS pension plan, has completed the purchase of Civica, a market leader in specialist systems and business process services, from 3i Group plc and funds managed by 3i for an enterprise value of £390 million.
November 15, 2012
Civica South East Asia was recently pleased to be awarded the contract to provide Spydus LMS and Civica RFID solution to Brunei Polytechnic library. The training of library staff has commenced and go live is expected at the end of December, before the new term starts in January 2013.
October 30, 2012
Cockburn Libraries in coastal Western Australia moved to a Spydus Managed Service in November this year. An active Spydus customer for over a decade, the Council decided to move from a standalone Spydus service to Managed Service.
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