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February 5, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the pilot release of BLUEcloud eRM, a powerful new electronic resource management tool and the newest addition to the BLUEcloud Campus product line. In recent years electronic resources have become increasingly crucial to library collections. As the medium of collection resources changes, so does the challenge of organizing these resources. BLUEcloud eRM is the premier solution to managing the life-cycle of electronic resources, from trial and acquisition to licensing and implementation. Building on the open-source electronic Resource Management system CORAL, BLUEcloud eRM gives libraries the tools to manage their electronic resources.

January 8, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced BLUEcloud Visibility, a groundbreaking product that allows libraries to bring their resources to the open Web and tap into the enormous power of search engines. Only a tiny fraction of all searches for content start within the library catalog, effectively rendering enormous amounts of library content invisible. BLUEcloud Visibility changes all that by transforming MARC data into search engine-accessible resources that can be easily discovered, accessed, and consumed by all Web users. Additionally, catalog data is paired with physical library locations to enable geo-locating, so that patrons searching on the Web will see results pointing directly to their local library.BLUEcloud Visibility allows libraries to increase their relevance to their community and access an exponentially larger audience. Previously absent in search engine results, MARC data now has the potential to be placed in front of thousands of eyes every day on the open Web via BLUEcloud Visibility. Working in partnership with Zepheira, SirsiDyinx is proud to bring this revolutionary product to customers worldwide.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is pleased to announce that in 2015 over 115 library systems chose SirsiDynix as their new ILS provider. In addition, the next-generation BLUEcloud Library Services Platform continues to enjoy strong adoption with more than 1700 SirsiDynix customers now using one or more BLUEcloud products. These annual numbers represent a double-digit increase over the previous year in both new SirsiDynix customers and those libraries who have implemented BLUEcloud products.

November 30, 2015

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix customers across the globe are increasingly implementing BLUEcloud Products for use in their libraries. BLUEcloud products offer libraries next-generation management technology and discovery tools. The process of upgrading to BLUEcloud is straightforward, requiring no migration and no conversion; this simplicity has contributed to robust adoption of BLUEcloud products.

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.

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