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August 2, 2019

(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.

September 8, 2011

(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 capitalís 32 Boroughs and covering over 3.6 million residents. Lewisham and Kingston-Upon-Thames have also joined in the last 12 months.

May 23, 2011

(London Libraries Consortium) 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.

December 9, 2010

(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 Lewishamís 250,000 residents will be able to access the consortiumís shared library management system (LMS) from any internet-enabled computer, iPhone or via a library computer. The Borough is implementing the consortiumís LMS, Axiellís 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.

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