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June 22, 2018

(SirsiDynix) Baker & Taylor and SirsiDynix announced today the successful integration of Axis 360 within BLUEcloud Mobile. This enables users to not only discover, access, and manage electronic content from the library—but to consume it as well. Best of all, the patron can do this without ever leaving the BLUEcloud Mobile app, irrespective of whether they are on or offline, so they are never restricted by lack of WiFi, or mobile coverage.

June 18, 2018

(SirsiDynix) The Customers of SirsiDynix Users Group conference, COSUGI, took place in April of this year. The opening session was hosted by SirsiDynix executives where the annual “Power of Libraries Awards” were introduced. The recipients of this award were recognized at COSUGI.Earlier this year, SirsiDynix sent out an invitation requesting libraries to submit stories about their inspirational programs that are making a difference in their communities. After reviewing each story, SirsiDynix decided on three different libraries as the recipients of this year’s award—Kenosha Public Library, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library, and Enoch Pratt Free Library.

June 7, 2018

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the release of BLUEcloud Analytics for EOS.Web. BLUEcloud Analytics helps libraries surface insights into how their library is being used so they can make educated, data-driven decisions. Fundamentally it empowers EOS.Web customers with the enterprise class tools of analytics, dashboards, charts, and the flexibility of striking, meaningful data visualizations showing their impact in their organization.

February 9, 2018

(SirsiDynix) Multnomah County Library has finalized a contract with SirsiDynix to implement the company’s Symphony integrated library system. The ILS comprises the backbone of a library’s technology environment, tying together transactions and data about patron checkouts and holds, ordering and cataloging new materials and it powers what patrons see on the library’s website.

February 8, 2018

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced 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.

November 30, 2017

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix and the LOUIS consortium are excited to announce the addition of Loyola Law School to the SD family. Previously an Innovative customer, Loyola Law School will be migrating to SirsiDynix Symphony, joining with the rest of the Loyola University New Orleans Campus into the LOUIS consortium. This brings LOUIS to a total of 36 Louisiana colleges and universities that are part of the Symphony ILS initiative.

August 8, 2017

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced that LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network has chosen to implement Enterprise as their new discovery solution. Enterprise will be integrated with LOUIS’s existing solution, EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), and is enhanced with the addition of Syndetics Enriched Content.

August 2, 2017

(SirsiDynix) The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium is one of the newest members of the SirsiDynix family. Formerly a Horizon library, MVLC spent the last few years as an Open Source customer. However, in early 2017 they chose to rejoin the SirsiDynix family and become a Symphony library on the Enterprise discovery system. Merrimack Valley Library Consortium went live with Enterprise earlier this year.

August 1, 2017

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is pleased to announce the addition of industry-leader Joel Hahn to the Professional Services Department. Joel is a librarian and long-time SirsiDynix user. Joining an already well-seasoned department, the Professional Services Team will be enhanced with Joel’s extensive experience. He joins the team as a Consultant, offering his unique skills to help libraries accomplish specialized customizations with their SirsiDynix solutions.

June 22, 2017

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix will be attending the ALA Annual in Chicago. This year the BLUEcloud team is pleased to premiere the Power of Libraries message from SirsiDynix. Located at booth 5016, the SirsiDynix team will be sharing free “I Believe in The Power of Libraries” buttons, which are also available through the new Power of Libraries store.

January 20, 2017

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced a new development partnership with SOLUS UK Ltd. Founded in Glasgow, Scotland only eleven years ago, SOLUS has already made their mark in the industry as the creators of powerful library applications. In their new partnership, SirsiDynix and SOLUS will be working together to advance the development of BLUEcloud Mobile, the new SirsiDynix mobile, patron discovery application that will build upon and enhance BookMyne+. The partnership will enable SirsiDynix to deliver a functionally rich app and provide the most value possible to libraries and library users.

January 19, 2017

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is pleased to announce the GA release of BLUEcloud Circulation. This powerful, new web-based circulation solution provides easy management features for administrative staff while taking full advantage of the BLUEcloud library services platform and the flexibility of the Symphony and Horizon policies. Most importantly, BLUEcloud Circulation joins the family of BLUEcloud products that SirsiDynix libraries receive as part of their current maintenance. BLUEcloud Circulation will be generally available with the 2017.01 release of BLUEcloud, planned for early February, 2017.

January 18, 2017

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is pleased to announce the GA release of BLUEcloud eRM, the SirsiDynix electronic resource management solution. BLUEcloud eRM is the premier solution to managing the lifecycle of electronic resources, from trial and acquisition to licensing and implementation. BLUEcloud eRM is available to libraries through SirsiDynix’s SaaS hosted environment as an add-on service.Electronic content continues to grow in popularity among all types of libraries. BLUEcloud eRM supports the modern need for libraries to supply, track, and support electronic content. Building on the open-source electronic resource management system CORAL, BLUEcloud eRM streamlines staff workflows, tracks contractual terms, and captures COUNTER statistics from disparate vendors for analysis. SirsiDynix’s SaaS hosting provides supplemental support for BLUEcloud libraries by alleviating in-house need to maintain infrastructure.

December 21, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the selection of the BLUEcloud Campus Library Services Platform by three UK universities in partnership. Canterbury Christ Church University, the University of Greenwich and the University of Kent will share a Unified Library Management System (ULMS) that will improve the student experience and support collaborative working. Following a vigorous joint selection process, the partners have chosen SirsiDynix to realise their shared ULMS vision that will support effective, efficient and sustainable student-centred services.

November 17, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced that more than 2,000 customers have chosen SaaS to host their data and SirsiDynix software. SirsiDynix SaaS is a service that relieves libraries from the task of maintaining a local server while providing flexible and dependable service along with rigorous security measures. Local IT departments and the global library community in general are increasingly mandating secure and reliable hosting.

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