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Civica

Connect to the Civica Web site

565 Bourke St
Melbourne, 3000
Australia
Phone: :+61-3-8676-4400
Fax: + 61-3-8676-4444
Web site: http://www.civica.co.uk/library-and-learning
Email: sales@civica.com.au


Executives

  • Peter Anderson -- Managing Director, International
  • Philip Barr -- General Manager, Library Solutions
  • Simon Downing -- Chief Executive
  • Simon Parkes -- Director, Civica Library & Learning, US and UK

Company Ownership

Civica is owned by Partners Gropu


Library automation systems

Civica offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Spydus (202 libraries, 1830 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 157
    Academic libraries: 31
    School libraries: 1
    78 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 1830 library facilities included in libraries.org use an ILS provided by Civica.


Corporate Chronology

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.
2002   Sanderson restructures as Civica.
1999   URICA version 6 renamed to Spydus.
Nov 10, 1994   General Automation, Inc. sells its 51% interest in SGA to Sanderson Technologies, Ltd..
1991   URICA ported from Pick to Unix.
Sep 1989   General Automation, Inc. and Sanderson Electronics PLC spin off new company named SGA Pacific Limited.
Sep 1989   SGA Pacific Limited acquires AWA Limited.
1985   Sanderson begins marketing URICA in Asia.
1979   AWA software re-develops URICA for the University of Tasmania.
1976   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.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (October 2013). 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.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (June 2008). 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.



Civica News

Sunday Sep 22, 2019

All 112 Press Releases from Civica

10 most recent items:


August 30, 2019. Civica enlightens library search with artificial intelligence. Civica has built a cloud-based AI infused library search and management platform, leveraging technology first developed by Microsoft to search and interpret all the documents associated with the death of President Kennedy. <<more>>


May 21, 2019. More than a third of our most borrowed books headed for La La Land. The 2019 Civica Libraries Index reveals similarities among the tastes of book lovers and movie buffs, with many of the most borrowed books from libraries across Australia and New Zealand headed to the big screen. The Index reveals seven of the top 20 titles are set to be adapted to films or television series, with stories authored by Australians becoming increasingly popular choices for adaptations, both locally and globally. <<more>>


January 28, 2019. Town of Victoria Park and Goulburn Mulwaree councils choose Civica as a library management partner of choice as they migrate to the cloud with Spydus10. Civica announced that Goulburn Mulwaree, New South Wales and the Town of Victoria Park, Perth are the latest councils to join the Spydus community. This kicks off a very exciting year for Civica’s Library division and reflects the current landscape of library service delivery, which focuses on cloud-based, customer-centric library management solutions to meet the changing needs of library users. <<more>>


January 8, 2019. Civica Libraries customers to benefit from greater efficiencies in the cloud. Civica has announced the latest release of its cloud-based Spydus library management system, which firmly focuses on improving customer experience and streamlining library administration. Led by customer feedback on the common challenge of growing administration in libraries, this latest upgrade to the leading cloud-based integrated library management system makes essential information available at a glance through a personalised staff dashboard. Spydus Home streamlines the administration burden by making tasks simpler to complete. Spydus Home also acts as a communication tool, delivering updates and announcements in a timely and efficient manner and reducing the need to send multiple emails. It also streamlines workflows for ongoing library tasks such as approvals. <<more>>


November 12, 2018. Inner City Councils in Sydney put citizens first with cloud management. Four of Sydney’s inner city councils have selected Civica’s market-leading library management system to improve community collaboration. Spydus, a cloud-hosted solution, will support core library functions, enhance citizen engagement and open possibilities for a combined library service in the future. <<more>>


November 12, 2018. Port Hedland libraries start a new chapter in the cloud. The Town of Port Hedland is strengthening the role of libraries at the heart of its community with a cloud-based integrated management system. Civica’s Spydus10 will help the WA council improve customer experience and increase citizen engagement. <<more>>


October 23, 2018. Civica offers a creative platform to young writers in Singapore with eighth edition of Tales of ‘S’ competition. Civica, a leading global supplier of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, is delighted to publish the eighth edition of Tales of ‘S’, a compilation of winning short stories submitted by students from across Singapore. <<more>>


August 8, 2018. Oberon Council selects Civica’s Spydus cloud based library solution to strengthen its community focus. Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions, and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, today announced that Oberon Council selected Spydus10 to transform its library service delivery to achieve its vision of connected communities. <<more>>


August 8, 2018. Lust for money joins Australians' and New Zealanders’ lust for blood in the most borrowed library books Index. For the third year in a row, the 2018 Civica Libraries Index sees Australian and New Zealanders continuing to thirst for crime and thriller stories, with these titles dominating the list once again. However, people’s desire for trusted independent financial advice has resulted in Scott Pape’s “The Barefoot Investor” dominating the non-fiction category and being the fifth most borrowed book nationwide. <<more>>


May 4, 2018. Serpentine Jarrahdale, Northern Beaches, Gosnells, and Kwinana councils partner with Civica to transform library service delivery. Civica announced four new partnerships with Australian libraries. Civica currently supports over 2,000 library installations worldwide. The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, City of Gosnells, and the City of Kwinana from Western Australia, as well as the Northern Beaches Council from New South Wales have chosen Spydus to optimise workflows and back-end operations while improving library service delivery and customer experience. <<more>>