18 December 2014: Civica, a leader in specialist library solutions, announces that Bayside Library Service, Australia, is the first Spydus customer to go live with Overdrive digital content integration. Civica has been working with the APIs provided by Overdrive to ensure an enhanced borrower experience which enables digital content discovery, loans, and reservations from the Spydus Integrated Library Management System.
For Bayside Libraries patrons, both digital and physical content can be discovered and loaned through the Spydus catalogue, and for library staff, Overdrive loans statistics are captured within the Spydus system for improved statistical reporting.
"The Overdrive access within our Spydus catalogue has made the process of downloading digital content much simpler for our borrowers," said Sarah Hopkins, Library Resources Coordinator for Bayside Libraries.
For the past year Civica has been working with third party ebook vendors APIs to provide seamless access to content in the Spydus integrated library system. In addition to Overdrive, Spydus also provides seamless access to Zinio and Axis 360 digital content, with OneClickdigital, Wheelers and Bolinda content available in the near future.
"Since the release of our Overdrive interface several months ago we have an excellent response from our customers," said Marc Nolan, Managing Director Civica Library Solutions. "In addition to the seamless access to Overdrive content, our OPAC discovery features have made all digital content more accessible to library borrowers."
OverDrive is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. We support all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android phones and tablets, and Kindle (U.S. only). OverDrive offers all digital media on a single platform, and offers APIs to streamline a seamless user experience. We also offer in-library touchscreen stations for browsing and instant sampling of eBooks or audiobooks, and OverDrive Read, the EPUB and HTML5 browser-based reading experience, among other world-class products and services. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA. www.overdrive.com.
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 digital content integration, digital asset management functionality and an archives solution based on international archiving standards.
Civica is a market leader in specialist systems and business process services for organisations across the public sector and around the world. Through experienced people who understand service delivery, the Group applies software, cloud-based services and outsourcing to help customers transform the way they work. Drawing on a unique combination of people, technology and business process expertise, Civica supplies more than 2,500 organisations in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada and the USA.
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.