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.
September 24, 2012
Civica South East Asia is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a project to upgrade the Library Management System by the National Library Board.
May 3, 2012
Roebourne Shire in the Pilbara region of Western Australia went live with Spydus this week and is Civica's first managed services customer in Western Australia. Roebourne came from a joint-use library with Pilbara TAFE.
March 21, 2012
Civica Library and Learning, a leading provider of library systems and services, is proud to announce its latest addition to the smartphone family – Sorcer Mobile for Android devices. With the iSpydus already an application on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch since 2010, Android users can now have their libraries at their fingertips.
December 19, 2011
Civica Taiwan was awarded the Tainan Municipal Library project. With about 40 branches, 570,000 patrons, and 500,000 Bibs, the Tainan Municipal Library will be the next significant Spydus8 client in the public library field, for Civica Taiwan. Together with the account from the Library of Pingtung County Cultural Centre (37 branches, 250,000 patrons, and 320,000 Bibs), Civica Taiwan will play an increasingly prominent role in the field.
November 16, 2011
Civica celebrated a 30-year relationship with its longest continuous Spydus customer. The Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT), formerly known as Preston Technical College became a Civica (AWA in 1981) customer in October 1981.
February 9, 2010
Civica and Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems (Bibliotheca) have signed a global Memorandum of Understanding covering technology development and commercial collaboration of the Civica UHF and the Bibliotheca HF RFID systems for public libraries, specialist libraries and academic libraries. This collaboration will be additional to the ongoing independent research and development of the two companies.
January 13, 2010
Civica announced today Niagara University has selected the Spydus Integrated Library System. The system will replace the existing SirsiDynix Horizon System.
August 10, 2009
The John F. Kennedy Library at Hutchinson Community College and Area Vocational School, and Civica/CMI, a world leader in providing library automation technology, announced that Hutchinson Community College has selected the Spydus Integrated Library System (ILS). The system will replace the existing SirsiDynix Unicorn System.
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