4th December 2018
Inner City Councils in Sydney put citizens first with cloud management
Four local councils upgrade library management with Civica’s Spydus
- System will support core functions, enhance citizen engagement and create the possibility of a combined library service.
Sydney, December 4, 2018: 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.
Spydus delivers easy-to-use management systems that support library circulation, administration, customer search, electronic resource discovery and digital assets management. The Councils of Canada Bay, Burwood, Strathfield and Inner West have all signed on to use the cloud-hosted solution.
In addition to these benefits, business intelligence modules SpydusManager and SpydusCollections will enable the libraries to gain richer data insights. These will support the councils as they seek to manage collections more efficiently, automate tasks, and communicate more effectively with their respective communities.
Civica’s library technology roadmap provides assurance that Spydus will meet future needs and can scale to support a combined library service in the future, based on its shared catalogue option, ‘Cloud OPAC’.
Marilyn Taylor, Inner West Council, Library Operations Manager, says, "Spydus addresses the requirements of a library service in the digital information era, providing ease of use, flexibility and the ability to adapt to future demands."
Simon Jones, Managing Director for Library and Education Solutions at Civica International, says, “With technology and user needs changing rapidly, Civica continuously evolves Spydus to improve service delivery outcomes for our library customers. We have an exciting development roadmap that ensures improvements to our existing functionality, as well as new modules that will enable libraries to do much more to support their communities.
“We are delighted to be able to collaborate with all four Councils to help them achieve greater satisfaction for library customers and support efficient operations for staff, now and into the future."
Spydus is Civica’s market-leading, web-based, mobile-responsive 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. It uses the latest technologies and offers all the features needed to manage the changing needs of a modern library service.
About Inner West Council (https://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/)
Inner West Council is a local government area located in the inner western region of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia servicing over 186,000 residents across 27 suburbs ranging from Balmain Wharf to the Cooks River. The Council was formed on 12 May 2016 following a merger of the Ashfield, Leichhardt, and Marrickville councils and manages eight libraries within its network. The Inner West Library Service comprises of Ashfield, Dulwich Hill (Emanuel Tsardoulias Community), Balmain, Haberfield, Leichhardt, Stanmore, Marrickville and St Peters libraries plus two History Archives.
About Burwood Council (http://www.burwood.nsw.gov.au/)
The Burwood Local Government Area is rich in cultural diversity with more than half of our residents born overseas. Burwood Council covers 7 square kilometres with a population of more than 36,000. Located between Sydney and Parramatta cities, Burwood is a melting pot of culture with a thriving business and retail centre surrounded by historic villages, each with their own distinct character and charm, including Burwood Heights, Croydon, Croydon Park, Enfield and Strathfield.
About City Of Canada Bay (http://www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au/)
The City of Canada Bay is a local government area in the Inner West of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The city was formed on 1 December 2000, following the merger of Concord and Drummoyne councils. The city covers an area of 19.82 square kilometres (7.65 sq mi) and as at the 2016 census had a resident population of 88,015. The city is ultimately named after Canada Bay, a bay on the Parramatta River.
About Strathfield Council (https://www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au)
The Strathfield Council is a medium sized council located in the inner west region of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The area of the Council comprises approximately 14.1 square kilometres and has an estimated population of 40,000 residents. The incorporation of local government in the Strathfield district commenced on June 1885 when the Municipality of Strathfield was incorporated covering the suburbs of Redmire (renamed Strathfield), Homebush and Druitt Town (now part of Strathfield South).
About the Civica Group
Civica (www.civica.com) is a market-leading specialist in business-critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help teams and organisations around the world to transform the way they work. Combining exceptional customer focus, experience and commitment, Civica supplies more than 3,000 major organisations in 10 countries, providing the digital technology and automation behind essential everyday services for 100 million people and businesses.