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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.

April 27, 2015

(SirsiDynix) Powell River Public Library has signed a seven-year agreement with SirsiDynix for the BLUEcloud LSP, powered by Symphony. Library staff are working directly with SirsiDynix consultants to configure the LSP so that Powell River Library can best serve its community.

April 20, 2015

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is furthering its work with EBSCO Information Services, a leader in library workflows, in integrating EBSCO tools and services with BLUEcloud products. This partnership between industry leaders has already resulted in a tight integration with SirsiDynix’s Enterprise discovery tool and EBSCO Discovery Services search results.

March 25, 2015

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is joining hands with a number of other Utah businesses to support GIANT Steps Autism Preschool. In partnership with Wasatch Mental Health and Alpine School District, GIANT Steps aims to provide early education for preschool-aged children diagnosed with autism.

March 23, 2015

(SirsiDynix) Covington County Library System, a three-member system in Mississippi, has signed a seven-year agreement with SirsiDynix. In addition to selecting the Symphony Integrated Library System, CCLS has also selected Enterprise, eResource Central (eRC), and SMS Notifications.

March 18, 2015

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the development of BLUEcloud Lists, an upcoming reading-list tool, planned for initial release later this year.

March 11, 2015

(SirsiDynix) Kent District Library, a public library system operating 18 branches that serve Michigan’s Kent County, has signed a 5-year agreement with SirsiDynix. KDL 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, and the Enterprise discovery tool. The unified search engine that Enterprise and eRC provide will provide an excellent fit for their needs. In addition, they have chosen the Social Library solution, BLUEcloud Analytics, and other solutions to make their system run at its best.

February 25, 2015

(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

(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

(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

(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) 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.

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