30 June 2014: Civica, a leader in specialist systems and business process services that help organisations to transform the way they work, today announced the release of Spydus Mobile 1.0.3 for iOS users. Spydus Mobile, with a streamlined look and feel, enables complete access to the library catalogue and user account, plus other unique features including self checkout, which enables library users to issue their own items using a built in scanner.
Users also have the ability to scan item ISBNs and convert them into purchase requests. Other user-centred features include saved searches and saved reading lists. For library customers, lists of items can be automatically promoted to users via "Featured Item, New Arrivals, and Books for You" lists.
"The latest version of Spydus Mobile has some innovative features, and there will be more to come," said Library Solutions Managing Director Marc Nolan. "Spydus Mobile also complements the current work we are doing with our e-content partners, where Spydus Mobile users can search and issue e-content within the Spydus system, and also view details in their digital loans summary. All in real time."
Spydus Mobile is now available in the App Store, and Spydus 9 library users can request to have the latest features of 1.0.3 activated by submitting a Service Request. Spydus Mobile for Android will be available in the future.
About Spydus 9
Spydus 9 is a web-based system that can be provided as a cloud service for individual libraries and consortium groups. It has been developed to help improve services and efficiency through modern self-service and library management capabilities including comprehensive smartphone and tablet functionality. Spydus 9 incorporates a real time discovery layer, seamless e-content integration, digital asset management functionality and an archives solution based on international archiving standards.
Civica is a market leader in specialist systems and business process services for organisations across the public sector and around the world. Through experienced people who understand service delivery, the Group applies software, cloud-based services and outsourcing to help customers transform the way they work. Drawing on a unique combination of people, technology and business process expertise, Civica supplies more than 2,500 organisations in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada and the USA.
About Civica Library Solutions
Civica Library Solutions is a leading global library solution provider with over 2,000 installations and a range of offerings from application software and technology managed services to full library outsourcing. The Spydus system provides a comprehensive solution covering physical, digital, heritage and cultural resources. Through its managed and cloud-based services Civica provides powerful consortia and regional management systems or traditional single customer software. Outsourcing services cover collection management, full library management and operations outsourcing, and the provision of a range of library-related community development programs such as media literacy and reading programs.