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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 OMERS Private Equity


Library automation systems

Civica offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Spydus (172 libraries, 1591 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 127
    Academic libraries: 37
    School libraries: 0
    62 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 1591 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

Monday Oct 23, 2017

All 90 Press Releases from Civica

10 most recent items:


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. <<more>>


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. <<more>>


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. <<more>>


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. <<more>>


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. <<more>>


March 21, 2017. Library loans list reflects strong cultural diversity in local communities in support of Harmony Day. New research by Civica, Australia’s leading provider of library information and collection management solutions through its market leading Spydus portfolio, reveals that Chinese language books and media are the most popular library resources in Australia that cater to members who consume media in languages other than English. Just under 750,000 Chinese language loans were processed last year. Interestingly, the data also showed that just under 50 languages and dialects are available to borrow in public library collections across Australia. <<more>>


March 16, 2017. Public libraries are bridging the gap and stimulating STEAM activities. Public libraries are increasingly looking to reaffirm their crucial role within the community by offering activities and services that will help community members improve their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) skills. This week, some great examples of STEAM focused activities and services are going to be showcased at “STEAM into Sydney”. This event is part of the IFLA International Federation of Library Associations) Public Libraries Section’s Mid Term meeting, which is taking place in Australia for the first time, and is supported by Civica, Australia’s leading provider of library information and collection management solutions. <<more>>


January 13, 2017. Western Suburbs Library Group reaping benefits of Spydus10. Civica announced that The Western Suburbs Library Group, comprising the City of Nedlands, City of Subiaco, Town of Claremont, and The Grove library in Perth, Western Australia, has replaced its legacy software system with Civica’s Spydus10, the industry’s leading fully automated web-based information management solution for academic, government, public and corporate libraries. <<more>>


October 27, 2016. Changing technology allows Australia’s libraries to become community hubs. New research has shown us that our local library must be ready to embrace changing community needs. An in-depth survey into the value of libraries as public spaces undertaken by Civica and the University of Technology Sydney’s Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS:IPPG), found a very strong belief that libraries of the future will become community support centres. In many cases they will need to open for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. <<more>>


June 17, 2016. Fairfield Open Libraries first live with BorrowBox integration. Civica Library Solutions announced that Fairfield Open Libraries, New South Wales, is the first customer worldwide to go live with the new BorrowBox API integration. <<more>>