May 18, 2021
Bookworms turn to mystery and thriller novels throughout COVID-19. Australians sought escapist fiction to get through major lockdowns and restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, with almost half of this year's top 20 most borrowed books listed as mysteries and thrillers in Civica's 2021 Libraries Index. The Index, now in its sixth year, assessed borrowing data from 34 million loans across 104 regional and metropolitan libraries in Australia and New Zealand between 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021. Civica, provider of the cloud-based Spydus library management system to schools, TAFEs and local government, partnered with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) to create the Civica Libraries Index. [Full Announcement].
August 26, 2020
Civica wins a major contract with the Singapore Ministry of Education to provide its cloud optimised Spydus Library System and Library Management services to over 350 Singapore schools. Civica, a global leader in software for public and community services, announced it has been awarded a contract for up to five years to transform school libraries in Singapore in line with the Ministry of Education's ‘Learn for Life' vision. The new contract will see the implementation of the latest cloud optimised Spydus library management solution, library collection services and people services, with professional librarian support for over 350 Singapore schools. [Full Announcement].
July 30, 2020
Eastern Regional and Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries fulfill the vision of informed, empowered and connected communities with a cloud-optimised library management system. Civica, a global leader in software for public and community services,announced that it has signed five-year contracts with two of Victoria's largest metropolitan libraries, Eastern Regional Libraries Corporation (ERLC) and Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries (YPRL). [Full Announcement].
August 30, 2019
Civica enlightens library search with artificial intelligence. Civica has built a cloud-based AI infused library search and management platform, leveraging technology first developed by Microsoft to search and interpret all the documents associated with the death of President Kennedy. [Full Announcement].
May 21, 2019
More than a third of our most borrowed books headed for La La Land. The 2019 Civica Libraries Index reveals similarities among the tastes of book lovers and movie buffs, with many of the most borrowed books from libraries across Australia and New Zealand headed to the big screen. The Index reveals seven of the top 20 titles are set to be adapted to films or television series, with stories authored by Australians becoming increasingly popular choices for adaptations, both locally and globally. [Full Announcement].
January 28, 2019
Town of Victoria Park and Goulburn Mulwaree councils choose Civica as a library management partner of choice as they migrate to the cloud with Spydus10. Civica announced that Goulburn Mulwaree, New South Wales and the Town of Victoria Park, Perth are the latest councils to join the Spydus community. This kicks off a very exciting year for Civica’s Library division and reflects the current landscape of library service delivery, which focuses on cloud-based, customer-centric library management solutions to meet the changing needs of library users. [Full Announcement].
January 8, 2019
Civica Libraries customers to benefit from greater efficiencies in the cloud. Civica has announced the latest release of its cloud-based Spydus library management system, which firmly focuses on improving customer experience and streamlining library administration. Led by customer feedback on the common challenge of growing administration in libraries, this latest upgrade to the leading cloud-based integrated library management system makes essential information available at a glance through a personalised staff dashboard. Spydus Home streamlines the administration burden by making tasks simpler to complete. Spydus Home also acts as a communication tool, delivering updates and announcements in a timely and efficient manner and reducing the need to send multiple emails. It also streamlines workflows for ongoing library tasks such as approvals. [Full Announcement].
November 12, 2018
Inner City Councils in Sydney put citizens first with cloud management. Four of Sydney’s inner city councils have selected Civica’s market-leading library management system to improve community collaboration. Spydus, a cloud-hosted solution, will support core library functions, enhance citizen engagement and open possibilities for a combined library service in the future. [Full Announcement].
Port Hedland libraries start a new chapter in the cloud. The Town of Port Hedland is strengthening the role of libraries at the heart of its community with a cloud-based integrated management system. Civica’s Spydus10 will help the WA council improve customer experience and increase citizen engagement. [Full Announcement].
October 23, 2018
Civica offers a creative platform to young writers in Singapore with eighth edition of Tales of ‘S’ competition. Civica, a leading global supplier of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, is delighted to publish the eighth edition of Tales of ‘S’, a compilation of winning short stories submitted by students from across Singapore. [Full Announcement].
August 8, 2018
Oberon Council selects Civica’s Spydus cloud based library solution to strengthen its community focus. Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions, and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, today announced that Oberon Council selected Spydus10 to transform its library service delivery to achieve its vision of connected communities. [Full Announcement].
Lust for money joins Australians' and New Zealanders’ lust for blood in the most borrowed library books Index. For the third year in a row, the 2018 Civica Libraries Index sees Australian and New Zealanders continuing to thirst for crime and thriller stories, with these titles dominating the list once again. However, people’s desire for trusted independent financial advice has resulted in Scott Pape’s “The Barefoot Investor” dominating the non-fiction category and being the fifth most borrowed book nationwide. [Full Announcement].
May 4, 2018
Serpentine Jarrahdale, Northern Beaches, Gosnells, and Kwinana councils partner with Civica to transform library service delivery. Civica announced four new partnerships with Australian libraries. Civica currently supports over 2,000 library installations worldwide. The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, City of Gosnells, and the City of Kwinana from Western Australia, as well as the Northern Beaches Council from New South Wales have chosen Spydus to optimise workflows and back-end operations while improving library service delivery and customer experience. [Full Announcement].
March 20, 2018
Spydus technology outlook for 2018. Rapid advancements in technology and changing customer needs have ensured that Civica’s cutting-edge integrated library management system, Spydus, is on top of the latest technology trends to continuously improve service delivery outcomes. Jeremy Langley, Product Manager, Libraries, shares his technology vision for library management. [Full Announcement].
March 6, 2018
National Library Board of Singapore signs new contract with Civica. Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, is pleased to announce the award of a multimillion-dollar contract from the National Library Board of Singapore to supply the Spydus library management solution and associated services for four years with an option to extend to eight years. [Full Announcement].
February 26, 2018
Libraries need to evolve to bridge the gap between digital and physical experiences, reveals UTS and Civica research. Bridging the gap between online and physical experiences is a key challenge for libraries, reveals the latest Civica Changing LandscapeTM Report: the intrinsic value of libraries as public spaces – Physical-digital, communicating the new normal. The report was developed by the Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Civica, a market leader in business-critical software, digital solutions and managed services for organisations around the world helping transform the way they work. [Full Announcement].
February 19, 2018
Civica releases Spydus 10.1.6 with a focus on improved customer journey. Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, is pleased to announce the release of Spydus 10.1.6. Spydus is Civica’s market-leading, web-based, and cloud-hosted library management system, which includes patron discovery, archives and digital asset management, electronic resource management, event management, and a full business intelligence suite. [Full Announcement].
January 9, 2018
Civica reveals continued growth internationally for Spydus as leading regional libraries product for APAC. Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and business services that help transform the way organisations work, today revealed strong growth in 2017 in its Libraries division, with significant wins across the globe. [Full Announcement].
December 18, 2017
Regional Western Australian Consortium chooses Civica’s Spydus10 to deliver improved library services for a digital age. Civica announced that a consortium of nine councils in Western Australia’s Great Southern region has chosen Spydus10 for all its libraries. The consortium headed by the City of Albany consists of libraries from the Shires of Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kojunup, and Plantagenet. [Full Announcement].
November 21, 2017
Willoughby City Council to transform library spaces with Civica’s Spydus10. Civica announced that Willoughby City Council has chosen Spydus10 for all its libraries across the city. The city of Willoughby, which enjoys an enviable reputation as a “city with everything,” offers library services at the City Library at Chatswood, and five branch libraries at Artarmon, Castle Cove, Naremburn, Northbridge and West Chatswood and a community Library at Castlecrag. [Full Announcement].