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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.

August 17, 2014

SirsiDynix to launch New Series of Webinars and Website Content on Industry Resources. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix is launching a new series of webinars, blog posts, and downloadable content to address topics surrounding the value, visibility, and usage of libraries. Topics will also include current software trends, library stereotypes, and the skills needed to stay current as technology influences the way people interact with information and information professionals. The new webinars and website content will bring together some of the industry’s top thought-leaders and valuable resources for any library, regardless of type or software.

August 11, 2014

SirsiDynix reaches eResource Central agreement with Wheelers. SirsiDynix

Wheelers and SirsiDynix are working together to bring thousands of eBooks directly to your library’s catalog. Wheelers is one of New Zealand’s largest online book suppliers to schools and public libraries and has supplied library services to users across the South Pacific for 40 years. The integration will allow users to search for and download Wheelers’ eBook titles through their library’s catalog with the click of a button, streamlining the eResource delivery process.

August 7, 2014

SirsiDynix to partner Total BooX with eResource Central. SirsiDynix

Total BooX and SirsiDynix announce a collaboration to bring a wide selection of eBooks directly to your library’s catalog. Total BooX is an innovative company that houses thousands of quality eBooks from publishers such as Workman, Sourcebooks, O’Reilly Media, and more. Its partnership with eResource Central will allow users in participating libraries to discover and access Total BooX’ titles through their library’s catalog with the click of a button.

August 6, 2014

SirsiDynix announces eResource Central agreement with Mackin. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix and Mackin Education Resources are working together to bring audiobooks, video resources, and nearly 300,000 eBooks to the eResource Centra ecosystem. Mackin has provided library and classroom services for grades PK-12 for over 30 years; its collections will extend the breadth of offerings available through eRC to school libraries. The partnership between Mackin and eRC will allow school libraries to update their local title metadata with the click of a button and will let students download, preview, and see available eResources all from the library catalog.

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.

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