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October 25, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the alpha release of BLUEcloud Acquisitions. BLUEcloud Acquisitions is the SirsiDynix solution that revolutionizes the collection development and acquisitions process. SirsiDynix released the BLUEcloud Acquisitions alpha release to development partner SAPLN, the South Australian Public Library Network. SAPLN has been closely involved in the development of BLUEcloud Acquisitions since its inception.

October 11, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix welcome Santa Clara County Library District back to the family of Horizon libraries. Formerly a long-time Horizon library, SCCLD, is returning to Horizon after a 1 year interim adoption of another ILS. In addition to returning to their former ILS, the California public library system plans to adopt a number of SirsiDynix solutions, including BLUEcloud Analytics, eResource Central, MobileCirc, and BLUEcloud Visibility.

September 26, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the release of Horizon 7.5.4. The latest Horizon update provides new, powerful capabilities to a long-standing, dependable solution, helping Horizon libraries provide the Best Library User Experience for both library staff and end users. SirsiDynix is dedicated to providing libraries with progressive and continually-advancing solutions.

September 12, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is pleased to announce the go-live of the Odilo connector for eResource Central. This new connector makes more than one million Odilo titles available to subscribing libraries and their patrons. The addition of the Odilo platform contributes a considerable expansion of the content and options available to BLUEcloud libraries via eResource Central and stands as a further realization of the SirsiDynix best-of-breed mission to make the most and best resources available to libraries.

September 7, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix and Relais International announced a partnership to deliver automated and streamlined ILL solutions to BLUEcloud libraries. This partnership marks another step forward in the SirsiDynix mission to connect libraries with best-of-breed resources. Through this new partnership, SirsiDynix BLUEcloud libraries will have access to best-of-breed ILL solutions powered by Relais.

September 6, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix reported continued growth in the second quarter of 2016. The multi-year trend of robust SirsiDynix growth continues through the spring by the addition of more than 40 libraries and consistent BLUEcloud product adoption. The growth in BLUEcloud adoptions is another important step forward in the SirsiDynix mission to bring the Best Library User Experience to libraries worldwide and to push the industry toward more intuitive, state-of-the-art technology.

August 4, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is adding to the growing community of BLUEcloud libraries in Western Australia. Four libraries—City of Perth, City of Stirling, City of Belmont, and City of Greater Geraldton Regional Library—all on OCLC’s Amlib, have recently chosen to adopt SirsiDynix Symphony and SaaS. Additionally, the City of Melville, a longtime Symphony library has also chosen to adopt SirsiDynix’s industry-leading SaaS. These latest additions to the SirsiDynix family continue the robust growth in new name customers that SirsiDynix has been experiencing in 2016.

July 27, 2016

(SirsiDynix) In July of last summer, the LibrariesWest consortium grew to incorporate two new local authorities and achieve a ‘coast to coast’ service in South West England. As part of the evolution of LibrariesWest, the consortium concurrently chose to adopt SirsiDynix Symphony as their new library management system. Following a seamless migration, all authorities in the LibrariesWest Consortium are now live with Symphony and Enterprise.

(SirsiDynix) Patrons using popular search engines, like Google, Bing, Siri and Yahoo, can find library item records in search engine results when searching for a title and including Westchester Library System. This new tool makes items in the online catalog more readily accessible to patrons in their homes or on mobile devices at their convenience, without requiring a visit to the library website to search for an item. Over time, patron use will help to improve Westchester Library System's relevance in search engine results. The increase in relevance means that engines will be able to deliver library catalog records without requiring that Westchester Library System be included in the search. Eventually simple title searches will pair a searcher's geo-location with result data and identify local libraries with the desired item.

July 20, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced a major expansion of eResource Central (eRC) with the availability of the new Wheelers ePlatform connector. Wheelers is a specialist school and public library supplier. The addition of the Wheelers ePlatform connector to eRC will substantially expand resources available to the Asia-Pacific region.

July 19, 2016

(SirsiDynix) EOS.Web is moving nearer to achieving FedRAMP compliance. EOS.Web, a SirsiDynix company, provides sophisticated library management solutions for special libraries. In an effort to meet the needs of its unique and exceptional libraries, EOS.Web is pursuing FedRAMP compliance, a federal authorization which recognizes highly secure and responsible cloud services. EOS.Web aims to become the first provider in the industry to achieve FedRAMP compliance.

July 15, 2016

(SirsiDynix) Local Utah library Highland City Library selects SirsiDynix Symphony for new ILS. In their migration away from Innovative Interfaces’ Polaris, Highland City Library chose to supplement their Symphony ILS with sophisticated SirsiDynix solutions, including Enterprise, MobileCirc, BLUEcloud Analytics, and SaaS.

June 13, 2016

(SirsiDynix) Following a competitive tender process, Union Presbyterian Seminary (UPSem) has chosen to adopt BLUEcloud Campus, Symphony, and SirsiDynix SaaS. The historic institution has opted for the full suite of BLUEcloud academic solutions, including BLUEcloud Visibility, eRM, MobileCirc, BLUEcloud Analytics, and Enterprise.

June 9, 2016

(SirsiDynix) The results of the 2015 Marshall Breeding Perceptions survey are in, and showing industry-leading results for SirsiDynix’s EOS.Web. EOS.Web is honored by the response of customers in the latest Perceptions survey. The results of Marshall Breeding’s annual survey highlight strong and improving customer satisfaction for EOS.Web in 2015.

June 3, 2016

(SirsiDynix) Advancing their mission to provide libraries with best-of-breed solutions, SirsiDynix announces the signing of a distribution agreement with Altarama under which SirsiDynix clients can purchase Altarama’s RefTracker and DeskStats systems as part of their existing ILS agreements. Already used by Horizon, Symphony and EOS libraries, the popular reference management modules will be more closely integrated with patron portals and various staff-side functions. The advent of this partnership will enable SirsiDynix libraries stronger connectivity to Altarama’s industry-leading tracking solutions and a more tangible connection to their library’s activities.

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