Library Technology Guides

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November 10, 2014

SirsiDynix OWL Consortium selects SirsiDynix Symphony, SaaS, and BLUEcloud products. The Organization of Watauga Libraries (OWL), a 10-member consortium in northeast Tennessee, has signed a seven-year agreement with SirsiDynix. In addition to choosing SirsiDynix Symphony and SirsiDynix SaaS hosting service, OWL has chosen a number of SirsiDynix BLUEcloud products, including Enterprise discovery tool, eResource Central (eRC) digital content management system, MobileCirc mobile application, 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].

June 28, 2013

Houston Public Library. Houston Public Library unveils new catalog and customer account interface. The Houston Public Library will unveil a new library catalog and customer accounts system for its customers on July 11, 2013. HPL is transitioning from the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) Millennium system to the SirsiDynix Symphony system. [Full Announcement].

December 15, 2011

SirsiDynix SirsiDynix Symphony 3.4.1 brings SMS notifications, indexing enhancements and more. SirsiDynix, the world’s leading provider of library automation solutions, today announced the 3.4.1 release of the company’s flagship SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system. SirsiDynix Symphony, the most comprehensive ILS available in the industry, features state-of-the-art modules for all the functionality a library needs. Version 3.4.1 builds upon this platform with numerous efficiency-enhancing features including the ability to send SMS notifications. [Full Announcement].

October 28, 2011

SirsiDynix New deal for statewide library access in South Australia. A partnership between State and Local Government has selected global library software provider SirsiDynix for the innovative One Library project. Under the project, a single card will give users anywhere in South Australia access to more than 4 million items from any of the State's 135 public libraries. The One Library Management System was originally estimated to cost $7.2m but will now cost $4.6m - a saving of $2.6m - including project management and implementation. Final contract negotiations with SirsiDynix are expected to be completed within weeks. [Full Announcement].

October 26, 2011

SirsiDynix SirsiDynix Symphony ILS enables technological collaboration for Kōtui. SirsiDynix announced the selection of its SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system as the platform for the new Kōtui shared library system. A shared service for New Zealand public libraries, Kōtui provides an affordable, efficient option to help libraries manage their collections with leading-edge products and services. [Full Announcement].

July 26, 2011

SirsiDynix SirsiDynix welcomes 24 libraries to the SirsiDynix Symphony family. SirsiDynix reports that in Q2 of this year, 13 new library customers joined the SirsiDynix family and 12 current customers upgraded their system to the SirsiDynix Symphony ILS. [Full Announcement].

May 30, 2011

SirsiDynix Alloway Library joins Symphony. SirsiDynix reports the growing community of libraries using the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system for their library automation. This spring, Trinity Western University's Norma Marion Alloway Library began the upgrade of their system to the Symphony ILS along with 17 other libraries around the globe. [Full Announcement].

April 27, 2011

SirsiDynix National Library of New Zealand signs with SirsiDynix. SirsiDynix announced that the National Library of New Zealand has selected the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system for the Kōtui shared library system. Kōtui is a new shared library system operated by the National Library of New Zealand for subscribing public libraries. Kōtui will manage member libraries’ physical resources, offer a new discovery system, and give member libraries access to centralized expertise and help desk services. [Full Announcement].

April 19, 2011

SirsiDynix SirsiDynix welcomes 17 libraries to the SirsiDynix Symphony family. SirsiDynix announces additions the growing community of libraries using the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system for their library automation. In the first quarter of 2011, nine new library customers joined the SirsiDynix family and eight current customers upgraded their system to the Symphony ILS. [Full Announcement].

April 1, 2011

SirsiDynix USM adquiere moderno software para su sistema de bibliotecas. Un importante paso en el mejoramiento de su servicio y de atención a sus cientos de usuarios representa la reciente adquisición, por parte de la Dirección de Información y Documentación Bibliográfica Institucional de la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, de herramientas computacionales SirsiDynix. [Full Announcement].

March 31, 2011

SirsiDynix SirsiDynix signs long-term agreement with Stanford University. SirsiDynix announced that it has signed a long-term maintenance agreement with Stanford University Libraries. Stanford University employs the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system for its library operations and automation. [Full Announcement].

August 12, 2010

SirsiDynix University Library of Southern Denmark goes live with SirsiDynix Symphony. SirsiDynix announced that the University Library of Southern Denmark is now using SirsiDynix Symphony to serve its diverse community needs. The library, which is used by students and researchers at the University of Southern Denmark as well as members of the local and international community, selected Symphony to replace their SirsiDynix Horizon integrated library system, becoming the first library in Denmark to adopt the flagship integrated library system from SirsiDynix. [Full Announcement].

June 24, 2010

SirsiDynix McMaster University Selects SirsiDynix – Again After evaluation, Canadian University Libraries will migrate to hosted SirsiDynix Symphony. SirsiDynix announces that celebrated public research institution McMaster University, Ontario, has selected Symphony after using SirsiDynix Horizon. The University, whose academic accolades include recognition as Canada’s most innovative medical-doctoral university, opted for SirsiDynix’s software-as-a-service solution. [Full Announcement].

SirsiDynix 15 More Library Customers Come Online with SirsiDynix Symphony. SirsiDynix announces 14 more customers have joined the growing list libraries using SirsiDynix Symphony to manage their library operations, automate tasks, and improve staff productivity so they can focus on the important work of helping their patrons. [Full Announcement].

January 1, 2010

Naseej. Prince Mohammad Bib Fahd University adopts complete e-library solution. Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University is new private University located at Al-Khobar is very pleased with the implementation of the complete solution electronic library solution from Arabian Advanced Systems. The complete solution is comprised of library management system, and flow management system using RFID and online information resources. [Full Announcement].

December 2, 2009

SirsiDynix SirsiDynix Symphony 3.3.1 Released. SirsiDynix announced the release of SirsiDynix Symphony 3.3.1. Topping the list of new features is support for Microsoft SQL Server as the underlying database for the ILS application server. [Full Announcement].

December 1, 2009

SirsiDynix European Parliament Selects SirsiDynix Symphony for Library Management Solution. SirsiDynix announced the European Parliament has selected SirsiDynix Symphony, for their integrated library management system (ILMS). The unique library, with branches in Brussels, Belgium, Luxembourg and Strasbourg, France, provides a rapid, non-partisan information service in all the official languages of the European Union for members of the Parliament community. [Full Announcement].

October 28, 2009

SirsiDynix 240 Library Consortium in Tasmania Goes Live with SirsiDynix Symphony. SirsiDynix announced the implementation of the Symphony Integrated Library System for the TALIS network, the 240 public, school, college and government libraries that comprise the consortium of libraries in the Australian state of Tasmania. Over 260,000 clients can now connect to resources and information located in any of the libraries across the state through a single platform. [Full Announcement].

October 13, 2009

Dunedin City Council. Southern Libraries Form Cost Saving Consortium. Dunedin City Council. Dunedin (Tuesday 13 October) - Eight Otago and Southland councils have signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the delivery of public library services across the two regions. The councils party to this Memorandum of Understanding are the Dunedin City Council, Invercargill City Council, Southland District Council, Queenstown Lakes District Council, Central Otago District Council, Waitaki District Council, Gore District Council and the Clutha District Council. The libraries collaborating under this Memorandum are collectively referred to as the SouthLib Consortium. [Full Announcement].