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February 25, 2015

Over 9,400 library sites experience SirsiDynix BLUEcloud solutions in 2014. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix reported that 784 library systems experienced the BLUEcloud Library Services Platform in 2014, totaling over 9,400 individual sites worldwide. These sites have been able to use multiple BLUEcloud products, including BLUEcloud Analytics, BLUEcloud Cataloging, Enterprise, BookMyne, BLUEcloud PAC, eResource Central, MobileCirc, and Portfolio.

February 23, 2015

Belgrade Community Library Named 2015 Best Small Library in America. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix is pleased to announce that Belgrade Community Library has received Library Journal’s prestigious Best Small Library in America award for 2015. Co-sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the award encourages and showcases the exemplary work of libraries serving populations under 25,000. With a service area population of 12,700, BCL was awarded for its community engagement, technology enhancements, and outstanding leadership.

February 11, 2015

East Mississippi Regional Library System Chooses SirsiDynix Symphony, BLUEcloud Products. SirsiDynix

East Mississippi Regional Library System , a six-branch system in Mississippi, has signed a seven-year agreement with SirsiDynix. EMRLS has selected SirsiDynix Symphony as well as a variety of BLUEcloud products, including Enterprise discovery interface, MobileCirc mobile circulation app, and eResource Central digital content management system. The consortia will also be able to utilize a number of BLUEcloud products for no additional cost, such as BLUEcloud Cataloging, Universal Admin, and BookMyne.

February 10, 2015

Simcoe County Libraries receive Minister's Award for Innovation at OLA 2015. SirsiDynix

The County of Simcoe Library Co-operative received the Minister’s Award for Innovation for website design and accessibility at the 2015 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference. Multiple members of the consortium were recognized for exceptional Enterprise design through the Simcoe County Libraries for Accessibility project.

January 28, 2015

SirsiDynix and Bibliotheca continue strategic plans to benefit joint customer base. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix and Bibliotheca, a leader in RFID and bar-code based self-service technology solutions, enhance their strategic partnership to expand future integration of the companies’ products resulting in an improved experience for library customers worldwide. Since 2012, SirsiDynix and Bibliotheca have been strategic technology and sales partners, maintaining close development initiatives to ensure both library product lines work seamlessly together. Recently, both companies have expanded their commitment to strengthen this partnership. The result is that the library market can expect to see further integration throughout the coming year to move libraries into the future and thin the lines between both patron and staff solutions.

January 26, 2015

SirsiDynix to speak about BLUEcloud Campus, EDS integration at ALA Midwinter 2015. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix has scheduled five BLUEcloud Campus presentations for ALA Midwinter 2015, where Rick Branham, SirsiDynix VP of Global Accounts & Academic Initiatives, and Carla Clark, BLUEcloud Campus Product Manager, will shed valuable light on the library service platform’s progress, including integration with EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The presentations will take place from Saturday, Jan. 31 to Monday, Feb. 2 and will last approximately one hour each.

January 12, 2015

Greater Victoria Public Library chooses Symphony, BLUEcloud products. SirsiDynix

Greater Victoria Public Library, a 10-branch system in Victoria, British Columbia, has signed a five-year agreement with SirsiDynix. GVPL selected Symphony as well as multiple BLUEcloud products, including SirsiDynix’s discovery tool, Enterprise; their mobile circulation app, MobileCirc; and administrative interface, Universal Admin. Each branch will also benefit from a variety of next-generation products from the BLUEcloud Suite, including BLUEcloud Cataloging and its flexible cataloging capabilities, as well as BLUEcloud Analytics and its powerful reporting tools.

January 7, 2015

ICV Partners Announces Acquisition of SirsiDynix. SirsiDynix

ICV Partners, a leading investment firm, announced today the acquisition of SirsiDynix, a leading provider of technology solutions to libraries around the world, from Vista Equity Partners.

November 25, 2014

SirsiDynix is recognized as a Wasatch Front Top Workplace. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix announced that it has been selected as one of The Wasatch Front Top Workplaces. This most recent recognition comes on the heels of a 2013 ranking by Glassdoor.com that placed SirsiDynix as the 7th best among the top 50 mid-sized companies in the country—and highest rated Utah company on that list—in overall employee satisfaction.

November 21, 2014

Buy It Now available for HIP and e-Library users. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix announced that Buy It Now is now available for all HIP and e-Library users. These users will now be able to buy books, movies, and more from outside retailers through their library’s website or OPAC. As part of SirsiDynix’s Community Funded Services, a portion of each Buy It Now purchase will be returned to the library, increasing revenue for libraries while providing increased buying options for patrons.

November 17, 2014

BLUEcloud Cataloging now available for SirsiDynix Customers. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix announced today that BLUEcloud Cataloging is now available. Designed to easily accommodate new media and technology, BLUEcloud Cataloging increases staff efficiency and expedites the process of enhancing bibliographic data.

November 10, 2014

OWL Consortium selects SirsiDynix Symphony, SaaS, and BLUEcloud products. SirsiDynix

The Organization of Watauga Libraries (OWL), a 10-member consortium in northeast Tennessee, has signed a seven-year agreement with SirsiDynix. In addition to choosing SirsiDynix Symphony and SirsiDynix SaaS hosting service, OWL has chosen a number of SirsiDynix BLUEcloud products, including Enterprise discovery tool, eResource Central (eRC) digital content management system, MobileCirc mobile application, and more.

October 1, 2014

SAPLN and SirsiDynix announce 77th live site. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix is pleased to announce that the final member of the South Australian Public Library Network is prepared to go live with SirsiDynix Symphony. Yankalilla will mark the 77th SAPLN site to go live since the consortium’s Symphony implementation began in 2012. With a complete Symphony integration— and with some sites running on two databases or through multiple branches—SAPLN will include circulation materials from 80 databases, 159 sites, and over four million items.

September 11, 2014

Paul Sybrowsky, Co-Founder of Dynix, Inc., Dies at Age 70. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix acknowledges the passing of Paul K. Sybrowsky, co-founder of Dynix, Inc., on Sept. 10, 2014, after battling prolonged illness. Although Paul was known for his undeniable business sense, he will be remember even more as a loving father, husband, and friend.

Introducing the I Love My Library Card: Dual-use Library/Debit Card. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix announced the launch of the "I Love My Library" card, a fully functional library card that doubles as a Visa debit card. Designed to benefit both libraries and their patrons, the ground-breaking card was created by SirsiDynix in partnership with Visa and Card Limited. Illinois' Lansing Public Library and Mississippi's Lamar County Library System launched the card on Aug. 15, with Maryland's Frederick County Public Libraries most recently launching the card on Sept. 5.

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