LEHI, UT—SirsiDynix is excited to announce the general availability of their new industry-leading patron app, BLUEcloud Mobile. Compatible with all major mobile operating systems, including iOS and Android, BLUEcloud Mobile puts rich features and functionality into the hands of library patrons.
With BLUEcloud Mobile, patrons can find the library nearest to their location and the operating hours of those libraries. They also have comprehensive management of their library account, including the ability to place and renew holds, view their fines and fees, and even link together and manage multiple digital library cards and accounts, as in a family environment. Patrons can easily and intuitively control all aspects of their library relationship directly from BLUEcloud Mobile.
Libraries can customize the app so patrons will readily recognize their local library's brand. Within the app, patrons will have full access to the library's catalog, and integration with SirsiDynix' Electronic Resource Central makes physical and digital resources available with the touch of a button. Libraries can even send out push notifications to keep users informed of library events.
"BLUEcloud Mobile showcases the power of the BLUEcloud Library Services Platform, a next-generation architecture that leverages the most comprehensive and robust suite of API's and Web Services in the industry," said Berit Nelson, Chief Product Officer. "This platform enabled SirsiDynix to collaborate with mobile experts and bring to market a mobile product that is functionally robust and richly integrated with our ILS platforms. And it was accomplished in a fraction of the time it would have taken without the BLUEcloud platform."
"BLUE stands for ‘Best Library User Experience' and BLUEcloud Mobile embodies all the qualities it stands for,' said Eric Keith, Chief Marketing Officer at SirsiDynix. "It's critical that libraries engage with their users where and how users want to interact with them. The library industry is working diligently to evolve in the digital age, and we're thrilled to provide them with a mobile app that checks all the right boxes for our mobile generation. We believe in the power of libraries, and with the release of BLUEcloud Mobile, libraries now have a mobile app they'll be proud to offer their end users."
If you are interested in evaluating BLUEcloud Mobile for your library, please contact your SirsiDynix Executive Account Manager to learn more about BLUEcloud Mobile or to schedule a demo.
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable, and robust, offering a complete out-of-the-box solution and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting, and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow's libraries, today.