Library Technology Guides

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August 8, 2017

SirsiDynix LOUIS Consortium goes live with Enterprise. 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. [Full Announcement].

March 17, 2016

SirsiDynix LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network goes live with SirsiDynix SaaS. SirsiDynix announced the completed SaaS migration and go-live of LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network. LOUIS, a statewide consortium of public and private academic libraries, has hosted their SirsiDynix Symphony ILS since 2001. In June 2015, LOUIS made the decision to host its Symphony ILS and BLUEcloud products on SirsiDynix SaaS. The migration process was completed in late January, and all 35 Symphony sites of the LOUIS consortium are now live. This project also included a conversion from Informix ISAM database structures running on IBM’s AIX to an Oracle database management system with Unicode encoding, running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Unicode support allows importing, cataloging, searching, and displaying of data containing non-Latin characters. [Full Announcement].

June 16, 2015

SirsiDynix LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network selects SirsiDynix SaaS. LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network, a statewide consortium of public and private academic libraries, has selected SirsiDynix SaaS to host its Symphony Integrated Library System and BLUEcloud products. This decision will impact the 34 LOUIS members that use Symphony, and will bring each 99.95% uptime, advanced security, automatic upgrades, and more. [Full Announcement].

July 31, 2014

SirsiDynix LOUIS adds multiple SirsiDynix Symphony customers to its community. LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network has extended its SirsiDynix Symphony community to include 33 sites since adding Centenary College and Northshore Technical Community College in 2013 and Xavier in 2014. LOUIS is also growing to include Our Lady of Holy Cross College and aims to add more technical community colleges in the coming years. Symphony is a driving force behind SirsiDynix’s BLUEcloud Suite, allowing libraries to benefit from efficient, intuitive technology with the flexibility to edit catalogs, fulfill user needs, accept debit payments, and more. [Full Announcement].

January 24, 2014

EBSCO Information Services Louisiana Library Network Selects EBSCO Discovery Service. The Louisiana Library Network has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services to improve discoverability and help promote LOUIS resources to students and other departments. LOUIS is a partnership with academic libraries, state & private libraries, and museums and archives in the state of Louisiana and combines the collective resources of all members to produce a dynamic library consortium. EDS was chosen because of its ability to pull together LOUIS resources while also delivering a simplified search experience that provides quality results. [Full Announcement].

June 24, 2005

Webfeat. LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network selects WebFeat to provide federated search solution. LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network has selected WebFeat, the original federated search engine, to provide its academic libraries with a federated search solution. With more than 39 member libraries, LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network combines the resources of Louisiana''s public and private academic libraries, along with a centralized support staff, to produce a dynamic library consortium. WebFeat will enable each member library implementing a WebFeat system to search any or all of their vast electronic resources with a single, intuitive interface. [Full Announcement].