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April 20, 2015

Civica’s Annual Technology Roadshow showcases the best of Scandinavian and Australian Library practices. Civica

Civica has kicked off its Annual Technology Roadshow, bringing to Australian and New Zealand library audiences Mr Kari Lämsä from the Helsinki City Library, and Mr Michael Byrne from the City of Maribyrnong in Melbourne. The Roadshow also featured the official launch of Civica’s latest integrated library solution, Spydus10.

April 12, 2015

Civica releases Spydus10 at National Technology Roadshow, April 13-23 2015. Civica

Civica has announced the release of Spydus10, the company’s Web-based integrated library management, discovery, digital asset management and archives solution.

April 9, 2015

Civica supports South East Asia-Pacific Audio Visual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) Conference, Singapore, 22-28 April. Civica

Civica will be supporting the 19th SEAPAVAA conference to be hosted in Singapore by the Asian Film Archive in partnership with the National Library Board.

February 27, 2015

Civica announces Spydus 10, cloud based integrated solution for libraries. Civica

Civica announced the upcoming web-based library management, discovery, digital asset management and archives solution, Spydus10. Due for public release in April 2015, the first release of Spydus10 comprises a complete suite of web-based applications that will follow the intuitive workflows that Spydus is known for. Spydus10 will have a refreshed interface for both staff and library patrons, and increased functionality aligned to Civica’s commitment to staying relevant with the evolving needs of libraries.

January 15, 2015

James Bennett and Civica announce Axis 360 integration with first customer live. Civica

Civica and James Bennett, the leader in library supply, announced that the first customer using their API integration is now live. This API integration between Axis 360 and the Spydus library management system enables patrons full access to digital content within the Spydus OPAC, bringing a simplified and improved user experience.

January 5, 2015

Shire of Murray selects Civica. Civica

Civica announced that the Shire of Murray, Western Australia, has selected the Spydus 9 integrated library management system to replace their existing library solution.

December 22, 2014

Civica Library Solutions appoints General Manager and Director of Operations, Singapore. Civica

Civica announced that Sukhvinder Singh Chopra has been appointed as General Manager and Director of Operations, Singapore.

December 17, 2014

Bayside Library Service live with Overdrive digital content integration. Civica

Civica announces that Bayside Library Service, Australia, is the first Spydus customer to go live with Overdrive digital content integration. Civica has been working with the APIs provided by Overdrive to ensure an enhanced borrower experience which enables digital content discovery, loans, and reservations from the Spydus Integrated Library Management System.

October 13, 2014

James Bennett and Civica Announce Embedded Ordering for Streamlined Acquisitions. Civica

Civica, a leader in specialist library solutions, and James Bennett, the leader in library supply, have partnered to further streamline the acquisitions process for Spydus customers via embedded ordering.

September 12, 2014

Recorded Books, Wavesound, and Civica Announce Zinio Integration with Spydus 9. Civica

Civica announce the partnership with Recorded Books to streamline the delivery process for Zinio magazines, the world's largest digital newsstand which offers full magazines with color pictures, intuitive navigation, and interactive audio and video.

September 3, 2014

Civica releases collectionHQ interface update with new features for superior analysis. Civica

Civica announced the latest version of the collectionHQ interface which further enables libraries to manage and evaluate their collections. The new features include new fields for 65X subject areas for more in-depth analysis of your subject areas, series information that conform to the new RDA practices, Edition, Publication Dates, Added author, and Corporate author, as well as holds/reservations data to activate collectionHQ’s Holds Reporting Tools. The update also allows for the auto upload of data from Spydus to collectionHQ.

August 25, 2014

Spydus 9 Self Service goes Live in Masterton, New Zealand. Civica

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

Spydus Mobile 1.0.3 for iOS brings more on-the-go services for library users. Civica

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

OverDrive and Civica partner for Improved eBook Integration in Spydus 9. Civica

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

Baker and Taylor, James Bennett and Civica announce Seamless eBook integration. Civica

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.

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