May 26th, 2020, Lehi, UT -- SirsiDynix announced the North American launch of BLUEcloud Course Lists, a course reading list management solution for universities, colleges, and schools. BLUEcloud Course Lists gives instructors and library staff the tools they need to collaborate effectively to create interactive online lists of resources that students need for their studies. BLUEcloud Course Lists is now available to all libraries in North America. Availability to all other regions is projected to follow in the third quarter.
Recent global events have sparked an even greater awareness and need for effective online library service provision. While library buildings are closing for the safety of staff and members of the public, library services remain open and continue to play a key role in support of learning and teaching. BLUEcloud Course Lists supports these aims by integrating with institutional learning management systems—such as Blackboard Learn, Brightspace, Canvas, and Moodle—to make library resources easily accessible to students alongside other learning and assessment tools.
Academic institutions continue to accelerate the transition from print to online resource provisions, and higher education institutions continue to seek sustainable ways of delivering the most relevant learning resources to students. BLUEcloud Course Lists helps instructors and library staff select and make use of library collections, open access materials, and other resources from a wide range of scholarly and other online platforms. By giving instructors the tools to build and manage their course reading lists as part of their day-to-day research, BLUEcloud Course Lists helps ensure resource lists are kept up-to-date and relevant, while reinforcing to students the importance of academic referencing.
"BLUEcloud Course Lists is a key product for academic and K-12 libraries. Libraries face a two-pronged attack, with reduced funding and competing approaches to selecting and organizing content challenging their very existence," commented Berit Nelson, SirsiDynix Chief Product Officer, "BLUEcloud Course Lists helps academic libraries fight back, by firmly placing themselves at the center and by demonstrating the power of libraries to support and inspire learning."
SirsiDynix believes in the power that libraries have to transform and shape their communities. That power is what inspires them to connect people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. SirsiDynix technology combines relevant resources with the best library user experience. With its Best-of-Breed approach, SirsiDynix gives libraries the greatest and most expansive range of options for their software. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting, and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries to reach their highest potential while serving their communities. To find out more, visit www.sirsidynix.com.