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June 8, 2022

SirsiDynix Haringey Council joins The Libraries Consortium. The London Borough of Haringey announced that it has joined The Libraries Consortium, a rapidly expanding network of public library authorities in the UK, sharing technology, stock, and expertise. By joining The Libraries Consortium, Haringey library members now gain access to nearly 8 million books. Haringey residents can access books and eStock from across the consortium. SirsiDynix is the incumbent library management service provider. [Full Announcement].

April 14, 2021

SirsiDynix Surrey County Council joins The Libraries Consortium. SirsiDynix announced that Surrey County Council is the latest member to join The Libraries Consortium (TLC), a rapidly expanding network of public library authorities in the UK, sharing technology, stock and expertise to increase impact at reduced cost. Surrey has 52 libraries serving 1.2 million people and this is part of the Library Transformation Programme improving services for our residents. [Full Announcement].

August 2, 2019

SirsiDynix The London Libraries Consortium Awards Framework Agreement to SirsiDynix. SirsiDynix announced that the London Libraries Consortium has gone live with 16 authorities on a single shared platform across the UK capital. SirsiDynix was chosen as the preferred supplier after a highly competitive process. The consortium is expected to grow further with additional authorities expressing an interest. Most recently Croydon Council called off the framework. The London Libraries Consortium is the largest SirsiDynix consortia customer in the EMEA region to date, and the framework offers the potential for other UK public library authorities to join the platform. [Full Announcement].

April 23, 2015

Auto-Graphics, Inc. Auto-Graphics' SHAREit selected by Access PA and Health Sciences Libraries Consortium (HSLC). Auto-Graphics and HSLC, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries, announce the selection of Auto-Graphics' SHAREit, as the statewide resource sharing system. After a competitive RFP process including resource sharing and interlibrary loan vendors throughout the nation, Auto-Graphics was selected by HSLC to provide the next Interlibrary loan platform for Access PA, one of the oldest ILL implementations in North America. Auto-Graphics’ SHAREit was selected because it meets the needs indicated to HSLC by the Pennsylvania librarians. [Full Announcement].

September 8, 2011

London Libraries Consortium. Merton joins the London Libraries Consortium. Merton Libraries announces it has joined the London Libraries Consortium. Started in 2004, the consortium now numbers 15 London Boroughs, almost half the capital’s 32 Boroughs and covering over 3.6 million residents. Lewisham and Kingston-Upon-Thames have also joined in the last 12 months. [Full Announcement].

May 23, 2011

London Libraries Consortium. London Library Consortium subscribes to smartsm to drive efficiencies around their shared collections. 10 London Libraries Consortium members - the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Havering, Merton, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Wandsworth have subscribed to smartsm for a period of three years, meaning that now 18 of the 33 London Boroughs now utilise smartsm taking the national figure to almost 50 percent of UK public libraries subscribing to the solution. smartsm is the leading stock performance improvement toolset for public libraries. It helps libraries practice the proven Evidence Based Stock Management Methodology allowing them to manage and develop their collections based on evidence. [Full Announcement].

December 9, 2010

London Libraries Consortium. Lewisham joins the London Libraries Consortium. The London Borough of Lewisham becomes the 13th member of the London Libraries Consortium, bringing the number of residents in the consortium area to over 3 million. From March 2011 Lewisham’s 250,000 residents will be able to access the consortium’s shared library management system (LMS) from any internet-enabled computer, iPhone or via a library computer. The Borough is implementing the consortium’s LMS, Axiell’s OpenGalaxy, in just five months, so that its residents can gain access to over 5 million items held by consortium members as quickly as possible. [Full Announcement].

October 14, 2004

Infor Library and Information Solutions UK's busiest library consortium opts for Geac's Vubis Smart. Geac has won a major contract with BT to provide its Vubis Smart library automation system to manage all libraries for Essex County and Southend and Thurrock Councils (Essex Libraries Consortium) in the United Kingdom. [Full Announcement].

January 31, 2003

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Millennium Chosen by St. Louis Research Libraries Consortium. Innovative Interfaces announced that the Saint Louis Research Libraries Consortium has chosen to install Millennium. Based in Saint Louis, Missouri, the consortium includes the Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri Historical Society, and Saint Louis Art Museum. [Full Announcement].

July 15, 2002

SIRSI Corporation. Alaska Libraries Move to Sirsi's Unicorn. [Full Announcement].

May 15, 1999

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative begins multi-library installation in Galicia, Spain. [Full Announcement].

November 9, 1998

Data Research Associates, Inc.. DRA signs $1.2 million contract for Alaskan statewide consortium. [Full Announcement].

April 6, 1998

Data Research Associates, Inc.. DRA confirms selection by Alaskan statewide consortium. [Full Announcement].

November 9, 1993

SIRSI Corporation. Sirsi announces new Unicorn installations. [Full Announcement].