24th November, 2022
- Civica wraps up another successful SPUN week with their customers
- City of Albury and City of Wanneroo amongst latest wins and contract extensions
Virtual book groups, enhanced discovery OPAC and Artificial Intelligence are just some of the new features that library users explored at Civica's SPUN week, a conference led by Civica following enhancements to leading library management software Spydus, which is used by more than over 500 libraries across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Presenting to Spydus customers across Australia & New Zealand, the Civica team showcased their latest updates and had engaging discussions around topics including the use of Widgets to streamline staff workflows, Archives and historic collections, and the updated Spydus Discovery Platform. Special guest Samantha Campbell from Ipswich Libraries in QLD led a discussion on creating the Ipswich children's OPAC utilising the power of Spydus open APIs.
Supported by a strong customer community, with global product development led in Melbourne, Spydus continues to improve connectivity and learning while building strong communities and culture.
Iain Finlayson, Managing Director Library and Education at Civica said:
"We're delighted to have wrapped up another successful SPUN week at Civica, a welcome opportunity to network with some of our Spydus customers around Australia & New Zealand.
Cloud-based technologies are helping them to adapt and thrive in digital age and having these key discussions help libraries continue to be a vital community and learning resource".
From Campbelltown City Council to the National Library Board of Singapore*, Spydus is helping libraries all over the world to adapt and thrive in the digital age. The Australian made software recently also launched and expanded across Ireland, now used by over 300 Libraries in a national consortium model. Additionally, local communities across regions of Scotland have embraced the technology with the digital investment directly supporting Scotland's Public Library Strategy*, including tackling digital exclusion, improving literacy, and learning and promoting vibrant communities.
Recent new local Spydus customers include City of Albury in New South Wales while City of Wanneroo in Western Australia extends have extended their current contract.
*Spydus is currently used by likes of ACT Libraries, Yarra Plenty and Eastern Regions, Campbelltown City Council, Fairfield Libraries, Boroondara Libraries, Ipswich Libraries, Queensland, South Australia TAFE colleges, Sunshine Coast Libraries, South Wairarapa and Carterton Libraries (NZ), along with the National Library Board and Ministry of Education libraries in Singapore.
**Forward: Scotland's Public Library Strategy (scottishlibraries.org)
About Civica Group
Civica is one of the UK's largest software companies and a leading provider in APAC, with over 30 years of proven expertise in delivering improved outcomes for public services around the world.
About Spydus and Civica Libraries
The Spydus Integrated Library Management Solution is used by more than 1,500 libraries around the world. Spydus increases library efficiency by harnessing cloud technology. Civica is a leading library management system provider for public libraries and education institutions across the world with customers across Australia, New Zealand, North America Singapore, and the UK.