Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

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].

August 17, 2021

Civica On demand library services: Campbelltown Library chooses Civica’s Spydus to deliver an even better reading experience for local community. Campbelltown City Council Libraries, which caters for more than 170,000 residents, will be using the integrated library management tool Spydus, provided by global smart software provider Civica. Through Spydus, Campbelltown's local community will be able to access all library services online, including services such as Campbelltown's comprehensive local history archive. [Full Announcement].

August 2, 2021

Civica Global smart software company Civica has announced the full integration of Agylia Group Ltd.. Agylia is a specialist digital learning company which helps organisations around the world support, develop and engage their people through innovative learning management solutions, learning consulting and content creation services. [Full Announcement].

May 18, 2021

Civica 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].

March 4, 2021

Civica Civica acquires online assessment software specialist Calibrand. Civica, a global leader in software for public services, has acquired online assessment software specialist Calibrand Ltd. Founded in 1991, the business specialises in e-assessment software which enables organisations to test and certify workforce skills throughout the employment lifecycle, from recruiting and continuing professional development to compliance testing. [Full Announcement].

January 19, 2021

Civica Civica acquires digital engagement innovator ntropy. Civica, a global leader in software for public services, has announced that Civica UK Limited, the company's wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired ntropy data, Inc., which provides an innovative software-as-a-service platform for community and stakeholder engagement. [Full Announcement].

November 24, 2020

Civica Civica acquires digital learning specialist Agylia. Civica, a global leader in software for public services, has acquired specialist educational software provider Agylia Group Ltd. [Full Announcement].

Civica Civica acquires Agylia to provide comprehensive learning and HR management solutions. Agylia has joined the Civica Group to add its learning management solutions to Civica's range of human capital management products and services. Agylia adds new specialist learning management capabilities which are relevant for all Civica's established markets. Civica's workforce management solutions range from recruitment, HR and payroll to field service management, employee engagement and occupational health. These solutions will be available to Agylia customers. [Full Announcement].

August 26, 2020

Civica 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].

August 5, 2020

Civica Civica acquires Infoflex. Civica, a global leader in software for public services, has announced that Civica UK Limited, the company's wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired UK based healthcare software specialist Chameleon Information Management Services Limited and its subsidiary, Flex Software Limited, trading as InfoFlex. [Full Announcement].

July 30, 2020

Civica 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 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

Civica 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

Civica 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 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

Civica 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].

Civica 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 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

Civica 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].

Civica 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].