3rd August 2018

Oberon Council selects Civica’s Spydus cloud based library solution to strengthen its community focus

Oberon Council’s public library is at the centre of the council’s 7-year strategic plan to create connected communities through development and maintenance of digital infrastructure and systems that communicate seamlessly with each other.

  • Spydus fits the council’s vision for its public libraries, which promotes community engagement, participation, mentoring and open communication
  • The council chose Spydus10 based on the product roadmap, and because it is a completely web-enabled and cloud hosted solution
  • The Oberon Council, which is powered by Civica’s Authority Enterprise Solution, will consolidate the systems after deploying Spydus for better performance and reporting.

Sydney, August 8, 2018: 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.

The council has developed a Community Strategic Plan 2025 to offer services that meet the changing needs of its residents based on their age and circumstances. Oberon’s public library is at the core of this plan which aims to increase library usage to build better and engaged communities, develop social infrastructure and support services and build a digital infrastructure to help Oberon Council present itself as an attractive alternative for new business and people relocating.

The council, which has transformed citizen engagement, streamlined service delivery, and achieved operational efficiencies by deploying Civica’s Authority Enterprise Software Solution in 2008, has now chosen Spydus for its public library service.

Clr Kathy Sajowitz Mayor, Oberon Council said: “Oberon Council is committed to developing a community hub with the public library at its centre. Part of this development is the provision of state of the art technology. The move to Spydus fits within the vision for the library and is in line with the LMS used by our neighbouring libraries and zone colleagues.”

Spydus10 is Civica’s next-gen integrated library management solution.  Developed in Australia with global design contributions, Spydus is widely used across Civica’s global markets in Asia Pacific, the United Kingdom and North America. It offers a completely web-based and mobile-compatible experience. The system is accessible from any device allowing library staff to log in at any time and from any location.

In addition to the standard Spydus modules, Oberon Council has opted for the new Spydus Business Intelligence modules, SpydusManager for general library insights and SpydusCollections for advanced collection management.

Simon Jones, Managing Director for Libraries and Education Solutions at Civica said that he was delighted to welcome Oberon Council to the Spydus community. He said: “Oberon Council has a clear vision for the future and we are happy to support it through our complete range of solutions in the local government sector. With the addition of Spydus to its existing Authority software, the Council now will be able to focus on the Community Strategic Plan 2025 through two state of the art solutions that streamline operations and provide a great user experience for staff and community members.”

ABOUT OBERON COUNCIL (https://www.oberon.nsw.gov.au)
The Oberon Local Government Area is located adjacent to the Blue Mountains of New South Wales on the Great Dividing Range, 196 km west (two-hour drive) of Sydney. The current Oberon Council was proclaimed and commenced operations on May 26th 2004. The total land area of the LGA is 3660 square km. This area includes the Kanangra-Boyd National Park, which is approximately 180,000 hectares of rugged high country. The Jenolan Caves Reserve is World Heritage listed and a major visitor attraction within the area.

ABOUT CIVICA GROUP (www.civica.com)

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 around the world.


Spydus10, Civica’s integrated library management system uses the latest technologies and offers all the features needed to manage the changing needs of a modern library service. Our focus is on providing innovative customer-centric features to enable the library staff deliver a high level of service to their library community. Spydus10 is the perfect combination of traditional integrated library management with the unique features of a discovery OPAC, which includes reader recommendations, digital asset management and cultural and local history collections. Spydus10 also comprises integrated modules for business analytics, event management and streamlined digital content.