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November 24, 2015

(SirsiDynix) The University of Reading has signed a multiyear agreement to expand its license for Symphony to its Malaysia campus. From April to October, Library staff worked with SirsiDynix consultants to plan the project and configure the system. The Malaysia Campus went live in mid-October. The University of Reading has been a SirsiDynix customer since 1997, using products like the Enterprise discovery tool to help students find and use library materials. With this license expansion, the Malaysia campus will likewise use SirsiDynix Enterprise as its online catalog.

October 5, 2015

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced that bill, hold, and historical data are now available with the 2015.09 release of BLUEcloud Analytics, its premiere reporting tool for libraries. With this release, users of BLUEcloud Analytics can generate powerful reports on all non-serials and non-acquisitions data.

September 4, 2015

(SirsiDynix) A single library card across Wales would mean users could borrow and return books in any library across the country. It would also open up access for people to take advantage of free computer use in libraries no matter where in the country they are and create a national e-books and e-zines service with free seamless downloads. The plan is a step closer today as the Welsh Government awarded a single-supplier framework contract to SirsiDynix, one of the largest library management system vendors in the world, with customers in 70 countries.

September 2, 2015

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is proud to announce that SirsiDynix MobileCirc, its circulation application for mobile devices, is now in general release. Both Horizon and Symphony customers can now use MobileCirc to bring their circulation services outside the library.

July 16, 2015

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix UK Professional Services Team is now ISO 9001:2008 certified through The British Assessment Bureau. This certification has been given for achieving the standard required for the delivery of software and services to our customers.

July 14, 2015

(SirsiDynix) The success story of the Somerset-led LibrariesWest Consortium continues today with the announcement that two more local authorities have joined its ranks. The Borough of Poole and Dorset County Council library authorities have become part of the consortium, alongside those of Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils. The first task of the expanded LibrariesWest Consortium has been to award a contract for the supply of a Library Management System to leading system supplier SirsiDynix, which should ’go live’ during Spring 2016.

July 8, 2015

(SirsiDynix) Thomson Reuters announced an integrated e-library management solution that combines the power of Thomson Reuters ProView, the leading professional eReader platform, with SirsiDynix eResource Central, the leading e-content distribution and management system.

June 26, 2015

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix and Zepheira announce their intent to develop a product that will make libraries’ collections visible and searchable on the Web. SirsiDynix and Zepheira have been busy the past several months laying the groundwork for this exciting partnership, collaborating on a joint roadmap that will bring transformative products to library systems sooner rather than later. The Visible Library Beta Program emerged as a path to rapidly reveal library collections to the Web in an actionable form.

June 16, 2015

(SirsiDynix) LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network, a statewide consortium of public and private academic libraries, has selected SirsiDynix SaaS to host its Symphony Integrated Library System and BLUEcloud products. This decision will impact the 34 LOUIS members that use Symphony, and will bring each 99.95% uptime, advanced security, automatic upgrades, and more.

June 12, 2015

(SirsiDynix) EOS International announced the planned integration of EOS.Web and SirsiDynix’ eResource Central, which will allow EOS users to download eBooks, eJournals, and more straight from their catalog.EOS libraries that use eRC will be able to bring all of their content providers together into a single interface, allowing patrons to download eResources away from third-party interfaces and within the EOS.Web catalog they’re familiar with. This unified eResource experience streamlines administration and will give patrons the benefit of discovering digital resources alongside physical content in their search results.

June 10, 2015

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix’s SaaS solution was certified for compliance with the ISO 27001 security standard. SirsiDynix is now one of the only vendors in the industry to become certified to this rigorous standard. Published by the International Organization for Standardization, the ISO 27001 standard is used by many governments worldwide to indicate that security is properly implemented throughout an organization. Compliance with ISO 27001 ensures that senior management is aware of security and involved with assessing risks, and that the organization continuously improves its information security management system.

April 27, 2015

(SirsiDynix) Powell River Public Library has signed a seven-year agreement with SirsiDynix for the BLUEcloud LSP, powered by Symphony. Library staff are working directly with SirsiDynix consultants to configure the LSP so that Powell River Library can best serve its community.

April 20, 2015

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is furthering its work with EBSCO Information Services, a leader in library workflows, in integrating EBSCO tools and services with BLUEcloud products. This partnership between industry leaders has already resulted in a tight integration with SirsiDynix’s Enterprise discovery tool and EBSCO Discovery Services search results.

March 25, 2015

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is joining hands with a number of other Utah businesses to support GIANT Steps Autism Preschool. In partnership with Wasatch Mental Health and Alpine School District, GIANT Steps aims to provide early education for preschool-aged children diagnosed with autism.

March 23, 2015

(SirsiDynix) Covington County Library System, a three-member system in Mississippi, has signed a seven-year agreement with SirsiDynix. In addition to selecting the Symphony Integrated Library System, CCLS has also selected Enterprise, eResource Central (eRC), and SMS Notifications.

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