Hutchinson, Kan. (August 10, 2009)–Robert Kelly, Coordinator of Library Services at John F. Kennedy Library at Hutchinson Community College and Area Vocational School, and Civica/CMI, a world leader in providing library automation technology, announce today that Hutchinson Community College has selected the Spydus Integrated Library System (ILS). The system will replace the existing SirsiDynix Unicorn System.
"The system features a customizable web-based interface and a system structure more integrative into existing campus information technology services, including offering secure single sign-on through the campus’ existing student and staff portals. CMI has a reputation for having a strong customer service orientation and they offer a high quality, more cost-efficient software than we have ever had in the past," Kelly said.
Simon Parkes, Director of Library and Learning at Civica/CMI said "This latest migration continues to show the Civica Group commitment to the Library and Learning sector. It is the latest in a series of significant wins across our main areas of global focus, namely the US, UK, Australia and the Far East. It clearly demonstrates the suitability of our Spydus products and services to both the Academic and broader Public Market and represents a significant commitment by a customer to enhanced flexible services for their library community. We look forward to jointly delivering innovation and efficiency in a time of financial pressure"
About Hutchinson Community College
Hutchinson Community College and Area Vocational School, a public two-year institution, seeks to meet the diverse educational needs and interests of the citizens of Reno, Harvey, McPherson, and Rice counties and adjacent areas, as well as residents from other localities who choose to enroll in HCC courses. The college is dedicated to pursuing excellence in learning, programs, and services.
Serving more than 5,000 students, the mission of Hutchinson Community College is to expand the tradition of excellence through learning and collaboration. The John F. Kennedy Library holds more than 43,000 volumes. Visit the college website at www.hutchcc.edu.
Spydus is a web-based application which combines automation of traditional library functions with ongoing innovation to deliver a total information management capability. The system integrates modern library automation including web-based and mobile access and the latest tracking capabilities of RFID with a powerful and flexible search engine. Delivered as a complete in-house or managed service solution and fully supported by Civica’s experienced consultants, Spydus helps library staff meet performance and service innovation objectives.