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January 13, 2022

Bibliographic Data Services Limited Ireland Chooses BDS Metadata. The Republic of Ireland's public libraries will use BDS metadata starting this year. The Local Government Management Agency awarded the five-year contract. Civica's cloud Spydus library management software will deliver the BDS metadata to libraries. [Full Announcement].

November 9, 2021

Civica Libraries across every Irish county to benefit from new digital tech to help boost reading and literacy. Libraries across every county of Ireland are set to benefit from the rollout of a new software system to boost national and local efforts to encourage more reading and improve literacy. The Local Government Management Agency, a state body that provides a range of professional services to local authorities, is working with global software provider Civica to implement the cloud Spydus library management platform in all public libraries across Ireland's 31 local authorities. A complete solution for library management, Spydus will support national programmes to inspire, connect and empower communities and improve reading and literacy. The new software will support the government's Our Public Libraries 2022 national public library strategy. [Full Announcement].