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- Peter Anderson -- Managing Director, International
- Philip Barr -- General Manager, Library Solutions
- Simon Downing -- Chief Executive
- Simon Parkes -- Director, Civica Library & Learning, US and UK
Civica is owned by OMERS Private Equity
Library automation systems
Civica offers the following Integrated Library Systems:
- Spydus (187 libraries, 1645 facilities in libraries.org)
Public libraries: 140
Academic libraries: 36
School libraries: 1
64 libraries have migrated away from this system.
A total of 1645 library facilities included in libraries.org use an ILS provided by Civica.
|Aug 20, 2013||
Civica Launches Spydus 9.|
|May 7, 2013||
OMERS Private Equity acquires Civica from 3i Group for £390 million.|
|Mar 28, 2008||
Civica acquired by 3i Investments.|
|Mar 1, 2004||
Civica Plc. flotation on the AIM stock exchange.|
|May 13, 2002||
Civica formed by Sanderson.|
Sanderson restructures as Civica.|
URICA version 6 renamed to Spydus.|
|Nov 10, 1994||
General Automation, Inc. sells its 51% interest in SGA to Sanderson Technologies, Ltd..|
URICA ported from Pick to Unix.|
General Automation, Inc. and Sanderson Electronics PLC spin off new company named SGA Pacific Limited.|
SGA Pacific Limited acquires AWA Limited.|
Sanderson begins marketing URICA in Asia.|
AWA software re-develops URICA for the University of Tasmania.|
AWA Computers becomes the first company to introduce Pick-based computers into Australia.|
Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides
The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Civica, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.
Smart Libraries Newsletter
Civica Launches Spydus 9
Civica Library and Learning has released the latest major version of its flagship library management system, Spydus 9. This new version of Spydus incorporates a variety of new functional capabilities and technology enhancements. Embracing many of the characteristics of the new generation library services platforms, it includes comprehensive resource management, Webbased interfaces, and open APIs. Civica offers Spydus 9 either for local installation or as a fully-managed hosted service.
Smart Libraries Newsletter
Civica Transitions to Private Equity
Civica, a large software and services company that includes a library division offering the Spydus automation system, has undergone a business transition where it changes from a publicly traded company on the London-based AIM exchange to a private company, primarily owned by 3i Investors, a major private equity firm. 3i is a very large private equity firm with £5.6 billion (approximately $11 billion) in market capitalization.
Sunday Jan 21, 2018
All 95 Press Releases from Civica
10 most recent items:
January 9, 2018. Civica reveals continued growth internationally for Spydus as leading regional libraries product for APAC.
Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and business services that help transform the way organisations work, today revealed strong growth in 2017 in its Libraries division, with significant wins across the globe.
December 18, 2017. Regional Western Australian Consortium chooses Civica’s Spydus10 to deliver improved library services for a digital age.
Civica announced that a consortium of nine councils in Western Australia’s Great Southern region has chosen Spydus10 for all its libraries. The consortium headed by the City of Albany consists of libraries from the Shires of Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kojunup, and Plantagenet.
November 21, 2017. Willoughby City Council to transform library spaces with Civica’s Spydus10.
Civica announced that Willoughby City Council has chosen Spydus10 for all its libraries across the city. The city of Willoughby, which enjoys an enviable reputation as a “city with everything,” offers library services at the City Library at Chatswood, and five branch libraries at Artarmon, Castle Cove, Naremburn, Northbridge and West Chatswood and a community Library at Castlecrag.
November 8, 2017. Civica reveals record year of growth in ANZ and solidifies leadership position as the partner of choice and a catalyst for digital transformation in the public sector.
Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, revealed an estimated 40 percent revenue growth in Australia and New Zealand in the 2017 financial year. This figure reflects strong growth across all of Civica’s business units – Local Government, Libraries & Education, Health, Community Protection and Business Process Outsourcing.
October 26, 2017. Ipswich City Council chooses Civica’s Spydus10 to transform library service delivery.
Civica, a leading global supplier of critical software applications, digital solutions and outsourcing services that help transform the way organisations work, has announced that Ipswich City Council has chosen Spydus10 for all its libraries across the City. The City of Ipswich, which boasts the youngest population demographic in Australia has been planning a complete system overhaul for some time. Some of their primary objectives include meeting the needs of its audience and supporting its Advance Ipswich Strategy 2015 plan. In summary, they were looking for a solution which could help them transform their library service delivery to the community.
August 28, 2017. TAFE Queensland improves library’s services using Civica’s Spydus web-based library management system, offering state-wide centralised, mobile access to resources.
Since 2007, TAFE Queensland has been using Spydus, an automated web-centric information management solution from Civica Library Solutions for academic, government, public and corporate libraries. Used by more than 2,000 libraries worldwide, Spydus software manages library data including digital collections, community information and historical archives, in addition to traditional bibliographic data.
July 21, 2017. Civica Announces Latest Upgrade to Spydus10.
Civica recently announced the release of Spydus 10.1.5. Spydus is Civica’s integrated library management system and the release of Spydus 10.1.5 reiterates the company’s commitment towards its customers.
July 19, 2017. Lake Macquarie City Council chooses Civica to further its digital transformation agenda.
Civica announced its new partnership with Lake Macquarie City Council. Civica will provide its cutting-edge Authority 7 local government software and systems to assist LMCC in running its complex and diverse business. LMCC will also deploy Spydus10, Civica’s web-based, mobile-responsive integrated library management system that will further improve customer engagement, user experience, enhance service delivery and reduce functionality gaps and process complexities.
July 17, 2017. City of Canning Libraries (WA) adopts Civica’s Integrated Library Management System, Spydus10.
Civica announce that the City of Canning in Western Australia is now live on Spydus10.
May 22, 2017. Aussie readers craving local stories about heritage, identity and relationships.
Civica, provider of Australia's leading library system, Spydus, partnering with the Australian Library and Information Association are announcing the findings to coincide with this year's Library and Information Week (22-28 May). The annual Civica Libraries Index is compiled in partnership with participating regional and metropolitan libraries across Australia using the Civica Spydus integrated library management system. The system was developed in Australia and is used by 2,500 libraries around the world.