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Written by

Ben Siler

Ben Siler
Senior Marcom Specialist
16 April 2014

Get BookMyne 4 for Android on Google Play

BookMyne 4 for Android is available in the Google Play Store! BookMyne is the easiest way for your users to access your library on their phones and tablets, and version 4 gives your library users a stable, consistent experience across Android devices.

BookMyne 4 is included in your library’s Horizon or Symphony maintenance payments. If your library currently uses BookMyne, BookMyne 4 won’t require any additional setup. If you’re not using BookMyne  or you’d like to make changes to your BookMyne configurations, please contact SirsiDynix Customer Support to set up a Universal Admin account.

New features in BookMyne 4

  • Support for Android 2.3.5 and above: BookMyne 4 for Android supports every Android version above 2.3.5 (more than 98% of all devices used to access the Google Play store).
  • Responsive design: BookMyne 4 automatically adapts to different screen sizes, so it works just as well on tablets as it does on phones. In addition, BookMyne’s interface has been redesigned to make it easier to for library users to find what they need (and easier for you to support the app).
  • Modern architecture for frequent updates: BookMyne 4 was redesigned with flexible HTML5 and modern web technologies to make sure your library gets updates frequently.
  • Easy setup and management: BookMyne 4 takes advantage of the new Universal Admin to make setup and management easy, even for large consortia.
  • More supported languages: BookMyne 4 supports English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, and Swedish.

BookMyne 4 setup

If your library uses BookMyne, BookMyne 4 won’t require any additional setup. If you’re not using BookMyne and would like to start, please contact SirsiDynix Customer Support. In addition, please let us know if you have any questions or see any issues!

About BookMyne

BookMyne integrates natively with Horizon and Symphony. Since it doesn’t require screenscraping or data extracts, users see accurate, up-to-date information. Best of all, BookMyne is included in your library’s current Horizion or Symphony maintenance.

BookMyne 4 is currently available for Android devices. An iOS version of BookMyne 4 will be released soon, with an update to BookMyne+ for iOS and Android scheduled for the end of this year.

Written by

Ben Siler

Ben Siler
Senior Marcom Specialist
12 February 2014

New versioning for Universal Admin apps

We just released Universal Admin 2014.1, and if you’re used to our versioning system, you probably noticed that “2014.1” is a big departure from the numbers we’ve used before.

That’s because we’re launching a new, unified versioning system for all our Universal Admin apps. The unified versioning system makes it easy for you to match your apps against your ILS, Web Services, and other systems. Here’s how it works:

  1. All of our Universal Admin apps follow this pattern: [Year].[Major Version].[Minor Version]. For example, the first release of 2014 is “2014.1”: “2014” is the year, and “1” means it’s the first major version of the year. Our next major release will be 2014.2; a minor release would be 2014.1.1.
  2. All of our Universal Admin apps are incremented at the same time. This means that all the Universal Admin apps are always on the exact same version, making it easy for you to keep track of all your apps. For example, even if eRC doesn’t get any updates in the 2014.2 Universal Admin release, it will still be eRC version 2014.2.
  3. Not all of our apps are going to follow this pattern. Enterprise, Portfolio, Symphony, Horizon, and your Web Services will continue on their current versioning systems. You’ll only see the new versioning on apps you manage through the Universal Admin.

This system should make it much easier for you to match all of your Universal Admin apps with your ILS. You’ll only have to keep track of one version number for apps like eRC, services like BLUEcloud Commerce, and all of your Universal Admin administration tools.

Please let us know if you have any questions! You can contact our customer support team or find the latest universal admin release notes at the new SirsiDynix Support Center:

Written by

Whitney Miller

Whitney Miller
Associate Marketing Coordinator
17 December 2013

SirsiDynix Employees in China

 The 2013 Chinese User Conference was organized in conjunction with the China Library Exhibition. Zichun Liu, one of our library relation managers, writes of her experience at the last conference in the following post:

We had a sensational show in Shanghai’s fastest growing district, Pudong. It was our most successful event in China to date. It attracted huge attention from customers, the public, and local and central government leaders.

This year’s conference attracted over 100 delegates, which is an unprecedented number for this customer base. Here are a few of the event’s highlights.

Mr. Yang Zhijin, the Deputy Minister of Culture, visited the SirsiDynix booth. The Pudong District officials, led by the Deputy Mayor Ms. Xie also paid us a visit afterwards.

CNTV, China’s CNN, broadcasted a 30-minute interview with Rick Branham and Jie Yu, an expert from a local online media giant. Rick discussed SirsiDynix’s theory of bringing back audiences back to the library. Mr. Yu pointed out that audiences attracted by online media are not necessarily a bad thing for libraries or ILS vendors. Rather, it creates an opportunity for the two parties to work together to provide audiences with the finest services and cutting-edge technologies.

Ms. Nie Hua, the Deputy Director of Beijing University, provided great help in organizing and coordinating the user conference. She chaired the meeting and played an important role in the success of the conference.

Mr. Zhang Wei, Director of Pudong Public Library, performed the opening speech. His scholarly style made his speech highly expressive and influential. We thank him for his hospitality and strong support.

The conference was organized with an emphasis on a balanced program. The sales, implementation and technical support teams worked together to achieve what was best for the customers. As the above photo shows, Rick and David had a great time.

Mr. Jeff Byrd delivered his session remotely to Chinese customers.  Tony Wang is translating. Jeff’s presentation was very well received.

Rick conducted a tireless campaign on BLUEcloud and Discovery for Chinese customers.

Our happy customers and staff posed in front of the Pudong Library building.

Our long-term customer and supporter, Tianjin Consortium, sent a delegation of 22 librarians from 16 universities.

The time finally came for some relaxation. After many tireless days, Zichun and Jue, the main organizers of the China User Conference, were happy to join the group visiting an ancient town near Shanghai City. Tony Wang and customers from Peking University and Renmin University are also pictured.  


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