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Press Release: Civica [August 17, 2021]

On demand library services: Campbelltown Library chooses Civica’s Spydus to deliver an even better reading experience for local community

  • Spydus software provides a one-stop-shop for all digital library services
  • Spydus roadmap aligns with Campbelltown Library's technology strategy
  • Mobile app allows residents to access library services from anywhere

Sydney, Australia -- 7th August, 2021. Booklovers of Campbelltown can soon look forward to an even-better reading experience, with their local library adopting cutting-edge smart software to digitally enhance and elevate its library technology.

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. This self-service option gives borrowers the freedom to browse at their own convenience and provides librarians with more time to spend helping those who prefer face-to-face assistance.

As the population of Campbelltown grows and expectations of what a library service should offer changes, the council has opted for a forward-thinking library management system (LMS) that provides all four local libraries with the most up-to-date technology and functionality.

"This new library management system will make browsing our rich collection a smoother and even more customer-friendly experience," Campbelltown City Council Mayor George Brticevic said.

"We're delighted to partner with Spydus to deliver this new system which meets the needs of our community and reflects feedback received from our library users," Cr Brticevic said.

Iain Finlayson, Managing Director, Libraries & Education at Civica added: "We're delighted to welcome Campbelltown Library to our ever-growing Spydus family. As they become part of our active user group – SPUN, they can take advantage of Civica's proactive collaboration, including incorporating regular feedback from our library community. This enables us to continue to update our offerings and work with our Spydus libraries to continue enhancing the services they can provide to their citizens."

Civica is a long-term technology partner to over 90 regional and metropolitan libraries across Australia and New Zealand. Spydus is a cloud-based software system developed in Australia that enables more than 2,500 libraries around the world to meet the dynamic needs of today's library members with the latest digital technologies. For more information, visit www.civica.com.

About Civica Group

Our smart software is helping deliver the public services of the future. With over 30 years of sector experience, we're committed to putting people first and continually improving outcomes for citizens. Combining the best of the public and private sectors, and applying local knowledge on a global scale, Civica provides the software and automation to help organisations around the world deliver public services and achieve better outcomes for people and communities. Through our commitment to turning ideas into action we help over 2.5 million professionals deliver the public services of the future, every day.


Summary: 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.
Publication Year:2021
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:August 17, 2021
Publisher:Civica
Company:
Company: Civica
Products: Spydus
Libraries: Campbelltown City Council Libraries
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/26586

LTG Bibliography Record number: 26586. Created: 2021-08-17 03:33:47; Last Modified: 2021-08-17 03:34:34.