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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 (191 libraries, 1705 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 145
    Academic libraries: 35
    School libraries: 1
    67 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 1705 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

Friday Aug 17, 2018

All 104 Press Releases from Civica

10 most recent items:


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>>


March 20, 2018. Spydus technology outlook for 2018. Rapid advancements in technology and changing customer needs have ensured that Civica’s cutting-edge integrated library management system, Spydus, is on top of the latest technology trends to continuously improve service delivery outcomes. Jeremy Langley, Product Manager, Libraries, shares his technology vision for library management. <<more>>


March 6, 2018. National Library Board of Singapore signs new contract with Civica. Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, is pleased to announce the award of a multimillion-dollar contract from the National Library Board of Singapore to supply the Spydus library management solution and associated services for four years with an option to extend to eight years. <<more>>


February 26, 2018. Libraries need to evolve to bridge the gap between digital and physical experiences, reveals UTS and Civica research. Bridging the gap between online and physical experiences is a key challenge for libraries, reveals the latest Civica Changing LandscapeTM Report: the intrinsic value of libraries as public spaces – Physical-digital, communicating the new normal. The report was developed by the Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Civica, a market leader in business-critical software, digital solutions and managed services for organisations around the world helping transform the way they work. <<more>>


February 19, 2018. Civica releases Spydus 10.1.6 with a focus on improved customer journey. Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, is pleased to announce the release of Spydus 10.1.6. Spydus is Civica’s market-leading, web-based, and cloud-hosted library management system, which includes patron discovery, archives and digital asset management, electronic resource management, event management, and a full business intelligence suite. <<more>>


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. <<more>>


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. <<more>>


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. <<more>>