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July 31, 2014

LOUIS adds multiple SirsiDynix Symphony customers to its community. SirsiDynix

LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network has extended its SirsiDynix Symphony community to include 33 sites since adding Centenary College and Northshore Technical Community College in 2013 and Xavier in 2014. LOUIS is also growing to include Our Lady of Holy Cross College and aims to add more technical community colleges in the coming years. Symphony is a driving force behind SirsiDynix’s BLUEcloud Suite, allowing libraries to benefit from efficient, intuitive technology with the flexibility to edit catalogs, fulfill user needs, accept debit payments, and more.

July 2, 2014

SirsiDynix Support Center named one of Web’s Ten Best Support Sites. SirsiDynix

The new SirsiDynix Support Center was chosen as one of 2014's top ten support sites by the Association of Support Professionals. The SDSC, along with sites from companies such as Cisco, Google, Red Hat, IBM, and Microsoft, will be featured in The Ten Best Web Support Sites of 2014, ASP’s book of best practices. SirsiDynix is the first library technology company to receive the award, as well as the only Utah company to receive the award this year.

June 27, 2014

SirsiDynix announces BLUEcloud Campus, an LSP built for education. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix today announced BLUEcloud Campus, a next-generation library services platform which was designed for the needs of academic and research libraries and will also benefit schools. Built on the state-of-the-art SirsiDynix BLUEcloud architecture, BLUEcloud Campus is designed for libraries looking for a comprehensive and seamless integration of best-of-breed components from SirsiDynix and resource providers such as EBSCO Information Services.

June 16, 2014

Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service selects SirsiDynix. SirsiDynix

Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service, a 17-member library system covering the three counties surrounding Salem, Oregon, announced that it has signed a 7-year agreement with SirsiDynix. CCRLS chose the Symphony ILS, SirsiDynix SaaS hosting service, and a broad range of BLUEcloud products including the eResource Central digital content management system, MobileCirc mobile client, BookMyne+ customized mobile app, and Enterprise discovery tool. CCRLS’s Enterprise instance will feature SirsiDynix’s robust integration with EBSCO Discovery Service.

April 22, 2014

SWAN selects SirsiDynix Symphony and SirsiDynix Enterprise for its library management and discovery needs. SirsiDynix

Illinois-based System Wide Automated Network announced that it has signed a 5-year agreement with SirsiDynix, selecting the Symphony integrated library system, the Enterprise discovery tool, and the eResource Central digital content management tool as the best fits for its 77 member libraries. SWAN’s Enterprise implementation will also feature SirsiDynix’s new, robust integration with EBSCO’s EDS platform for the SWAN member libraries.

February 3, 2014

SirsiDynix hires Colin Breen as Director of APAC Accounts and Alliances. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix announced that Colin Breen has been hired as its Director of APAC Accounts and Alliances. In this new role, Breen will provide high-level support to SirsiDynix’s APAC Sales, Operations, and Customer Support teams, as well as work closely with SirsiDynix’s Library Relations Managers. He will also provide regional and strategic advice to the senior management of the company regarding product direction and localization for the APAC market.

January 23, 2014

86 new customers and BLUEcloud Rewards. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix announced today that it gained 86 new Symphony customers in 2013, adding to the industry-leading 87 customers it gained in 2012. In light of this robust sales performance and the growing demand for its BLUEcloud Suite products, SirsiDynix plans to further expand its software development department with 39 additional hires in 2014, building on its substantial hiring increase in 2013. It will also launch BLUEcloud Rewards, a customer rewards program that gives libraries a voucher that can be used toward SirsiDynix products.

January 13, 2014

SirsiDynix releases Service Pack 4 and BLUEcloud commerce for Symphony 3.4.1. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix announced that Service Pack 4 for Symphony 3.4.1 has been released. This service pack brings many new features to Symphony, including the highly-requested additions of email checkout receipts and User Categories 6-12. Service Pack 4 also includes BLUEcloud Commerce integration, giving Symphony a native payment processing solution available at no extra charge. BLUEcloud Commerce allows libraries to accept cash, credit card, and debit card payments for fines, fees, donations, and sales. It tracks all financial transactions within Symphony and provides additional reports for financial auditing. If libraries choose to charge a convenience fee, BLUEcloud Commerce can provide revenue-neutral payment processing; higher convenience fees can augment library budgets.

December 19, 2013

SirsiDynix releases Enterprise 4.3 GA5 and Portfolio 4.3 GA5. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix announced that version 4.3 GA5 of Enterprise and Portfolio, SirsiDynix’s premium discovery platforms, has been released. This update brings highly anticipated features to Enterprise and Portfolio, including in-catalog downloads and user authentication for OverDrive titles. The update also includes item-level holds, improved Chinese-language searching, and deeper integration with EBSCO Discovery Service.

December 17, 2013

SirsiDynix Ranks #7 in Glassdoor’s best places to work list. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix announced that it ranks seventh in Glassdoor’s 50 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For list. The list ranks US companies based on independent employee feedback submitted to Glassdoor. At seventh place on the list, SirsiDynix ranked higher than any other library software company or any other Utah company. SirsiDynix is the first library software company to reach a top-50 ranking, as well as the highest-ranked Utah company in the list’s history. SirsiDynix also has the distinction of an industry-leading 100 percent approval rating for Bill Davison, SirsiDynix CEO.

December 4, 2013

SirsiDynix integrates 3M Cloud library with eResource Central eRC continues to offer more provider integrations than any other solution. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix announced that the 3M Cloud Library has been integrated with eResource Central, bringing more than 200,000 titles and hundreds of publishers to the eRC ecosystem. Libraries using eRC and the 3M Cloud Library can update their local title metadata with one click; they can also sync thousands of titles to their catalog in minutes. Library users at eRC-enabled libraries see in-catalog availability for 3M Cloud Library titles, and they can check titles out to their devices from the library catalog. Library users can access their content on their computer, iOS or Android device, or on major ereader devices.

November 27, 2013

Thirteen SirsiDynix Customers Earn 5-Star Rating from Library Journal. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix congratulated thirteen of its customer libraries for receiving the prestigious 5-star rating in this year’s Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. LJ designed its rating system to support public libraries, collect library statistics, and promote library improvement and self-evaluation. Only 3.5 percent of public libraries nationwide were honored with Star Library recognition, and only 1.1 percent of public libraries received a 5-star rating.

November 4, 2013

SirsiDynix acquires EOS International business. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix announced the acquisition of EOS International, a California-based technology company that develops award-winning solutions for legal, government, corporate, medical, and other special library customers. With 1100 implementations worldwide, EOS customers will join with SirsiDynix customers creating the largest and most inclusive customer base in the history of the library automation industry.

June 28, 2013

SirsiDynix announces general availability of eResource Central. SirsiDynix

With six customers running eResource Central already, SirsiDynix has announced its general availability for all libraries. eRC is an electronic content management and delivery system designed to unify and simplify e-content management and delivery. It allows library staff to manage all their library’s e-content in one place and load custom e-content collections to their OPAC in minutes. It also lets library users search e-content alongside physical content, see real-time availability and previews for e-content, and download titles from within the catalog.

June 20, 2013

SirsiDynix adds more than 100 improvements to Horizon. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix has delivered more than 100 improvements to Horizon and HIP over the last year, with many more improvements planned for the year to come. The releases of Horizon 7.5.2 and Service Pack 1 for Horizon 7.5.2 included new features such as SMS (text message) notices, RDA support, new Spanish and French translations, and a PIN reset feature in HIP. Both releases also included fixes for issues Horizon libraries identified with their systems. Future versions of Horizon will bring integration with the SirsiDynix BLUEcloud Suite, a next-generation library services platform designed to augment both Horizon and Symphony with cloud-based features, as well as continued development of new features in Horizon itself.

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