3 September 2014: Civica, a leader in specialist systems and business process services that help organisations to transform the way they work, is pleased to announce the latest version of the collectionHQ interface which further enables libraries to manage and evaluate their collections.
The new features include new fields for 65X subject areas for more in-depth analysis of your subject areas, series information that conform to the new RDA practices, Edition, Publication Dates, Added author, and Corporate author, as well as holds/reservations data to activate collectionHQ's Holds Reporting Tools. The update also allows for the auto upload of data from Spydus to collectionHQ.
"We're pleased to be able to deliver these updates to our customers," said Marc Nolan Civica Library Solutions Managing Director. "Our partnership with key library service providers, such as collectionHQ, ensures that our customers can deliver an optimal service to their communities by providing the right mix of materials from the best suppliers."
Ian Downie, Director, International Business Development at collectionHQ said "As collectionHQ, continues to evolve its functionality, it is key that the library management system providers respond quickly are able to support our mutual customers ability to access the data required. With nearly 50 Civica libraries now using collectionHQ around the world, we are delighted that Civica have completed this release as it allows their customers now to easily take advantage of a host of key features within collectionHQ."
collectionHQ is the leading collection performance improvement solution, based on the proven Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM) methodology. Easy to implement, simple to use and extremely cost-effective, collectionHQ delivers repeatable performance improvements for library collections by providing evidence-based analysis, advice and performance monitoring of all collections across all media. It helps libraries save money by improving use of existing inventory and making purchasing more effective by creating evidence-based specifications, which cater to local demand. collectionHQ improves collection performance by identifying local demand and suggesting action plans on how to address this demand – improving the quality of service, demonstrating best value and improving local marketing. collectionHQ is owned by Baker & Taylor, the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products.
About Spydus 9
Spydus 9 is a web-based system that can be provided as a cloud service for individual libraries and consortium groups. It has been developed to help improve services and efficiency through modern self-service and library management capabilities including comprehensive smartphone and tablet functionality. Spydus 9 incorporates a real time discovery layer, seamless e-content integration, digital asset management functionality and an archives solution based on international archiving standards.
About Civica Library Solutions
Civica Library Solutions is a leading global library solution provider with over 2,000 installations and a range of offerings from application software and technology managed services to full library outsourcing. The Spydus system provides a comprehensive solution covering physical, digital, heritage and cultural resources. Through its managed and cloud-based services Civica provides powerful consortia and regional management systems or traditional single customer software. Outsourcing services cover collection management, full library management and operations outsourcing, and the provision of a range of library-related community development programs such as media literacy and reading programs.