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Ben Siler

Ben Siler
Senior Marcom Specialist
2 July 2014

Universal Admin 2014.05 has been released

Universal Admin 2014.05 is here for Horizon and Symphony libraries! This release includes new features and bug fixes for eResource Central (eRC), BLUEcloud Commerce, and BookMyne for Android. If you still need your Universal Admin login information, please contact Customer Support.

Take a look at the release highlights below or see the release notes on the SirsiDynix Support Center for all the details.

eResource Central

  • My Account support for Enterprise and Portfolio. eRC is helping libraries integrate eResources into their catalog as naturally as print. With this update, library users can return eResources early, place or cancel holds on eResources through your catalog, and view their holds and checkouts in My Account (note: not all eResource suppliers currently support all these features). Users can also download or access eResources directly from their My Account screens.
  • Recorded Books/OneClickDigital Support for APAC and EMEA. Recorded Books has announced support for 3rd party platforms such as eRC in APAC and EMEA. Libraries in these regions can now use eRC to manage OneClickDigital resources and sync them to their catalogs.

About eResource Central: eRC provides eResource management and delivery for libraries, making eResources as easy as print. It lets you upload thousands of titles to your catalog in minutes and works with more eResource suppliers than any other solution.

BLUEcloud Commerce

  • Email receipts. BLUEcloud Commerce now includes an option for emailing receipts directly to users.

About BLUEcloud Commerce: BC Commerce is the most affordable way to accept credit or debit card payments at your library. It includes automatic PCI compliance and integrates effortlessly with your ILS, ensuring you have a record of all transactions. 

BookMyne

  • Arabic and Bengali translations. Thanks to the efforts of our translation community, BookMyne is now available in Arabic and Bengali. If you’d like to see BookMyne available in a language you speak, please join our Community Translation Program.
  • Hold expiration dates display. When a library using BookMyne uses hold expiration dates, the expiration dates will display in BookMyne’s My Account Holds screen.
  • Available pickup locations sorted alphabetically. When a library user places a hold on an item, pickup locations are now sorted alphabetically.

About BookMyne: BookMyne is the premier mobile access app for libraries. It gives library users up-to-the minute information (no screen scraping or data extracts required) and is included in the cost of your Horizon or Symphony maintenance.

Written by

Ben Siler

Ben Siler
Senior Marcom Specialist
27 June 2014

hoopla and eRC: hit movies, TV, and more straight from your catalog

hoopla and SirsiDynix are working together to bring streaming movies, television, music, and more directly into your library’s catalog. hoopla will add thousands of titles to SirsiDynix’s eResource Central (eRC) ecosystem, ranging from Hollywood blockbusters and popular TV shows to educational films, books, and music. eRC will let libraries sync those movies, shows, and other titles to their catalogs in minutes, giving your community one place to look for their favorite video, ebook, audio, and physical content. With hoopla and eRC, your library can provide a single destination for entertainment and education.
 
“Integrating hoopla with eRC is an important step toward ensuring libraries maintain the mindshare and eyeshare of their communities,” said Bill Davison, SirsiDynix CEO. “We want to help libraries create one place for their community to find the best informational, entertaining, and creative content. The amount of content available on the internet can be overwhelming; we believe libraries can take a center role in organizing and distributing this content in the best ways for their communities.”
 
About hoopla digital
hoopla digital is category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital’s mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 20 years.
For more information, please contact 800-875-2785 (US) or 866-698-2231 (Canada).
 
About SirsiDynix
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable and robust, offering a complete solution out-of-the-box, and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow’s libraries, today. www.sirsidynix.com
 
 
Written by

Ben Siler

Ben Siler
Senior Marcom Specialist
27 June 2014

Ingram Content is coming to eResource Central

Ingram MyiLibrary content is bringing more than 500,000 titles to eRC! Beginning in Q3 of 2014, eRC libraries will be able to include their Ingram content in effortless catalog syncs and enjoy automatic updates to content metadata and availability. With the addition of Ingram integration, eRC gives libraries eight content providers to choose from (more than any other eResource management tool). Click here or see below for the complete announcement.

Press Release: Ingram's MyiLibrary Platform Available to More Libraries through SirsiDynix eResource Central

NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced a collaboration with SirsiDynix to expand the reach and simplify the discovery and delivery of e-content to more libraries worldwide. Ingram will integrate its MyiLibrary® e-book platform with SirsiDynix eResource Central to provide libraries convenient access to more than 500,000 titles.

 

“Integrating the breadth of digital content from our MyiLibrary platform with SirsiDynix's eResource Central will help more content be easily discovered by mutual library customers," said Dan Sheehan, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Library Services Inc. "We are pleased to work with SirsiDynix to improve digital experiences for libraries worldwide." 

 

SirsiDynix provides a full range of collection development tools for libraries. eResource Central, SirsiDynix's electronic content management solution, provides access to e-books and other eResources across multiple vendors through a single user interface. The addition of MyiLibrary content to eResource Central will strengthen the breadth of content available through eResource Central and substantially increase the number of digital titles that libraries and their patrons can discover and borrow. Titles are expected to be available on eResource Central in the third quarter of  2014.

 

For libraries, eResource Central enables cost savings and simplifies the process of delivering content from multiple sources and formats to users by managing licensing and access rights; automatically updating metadata for library e-resources; integrating e-resource usage into circulation reporting; and managing electronic content acquisition and delivery.

 

"We are pleased that through our work with a leading content provider like Ingram, more content will be available for thousands of libraries and library users worldwide to enjoy," said Bill Davison, Chief Executive Officer, SirsiDynix. "eResource Central bridges the gap between content providers and users, enabling libraries to manage and deliver e-resources seamlessly and cost-effectively all from one location." 

 

Thousands of public, academic and professional libraries around the world use Ingram's MyiLibrary platform, and readers enjoy access to more than 500,000 titles. Libraries benefit from a full range of purchasing options, from single-title acquisitions to genre-specific subject collections. Through an integration with SirsiDynix eResource Central, more libraries and readers will enjoy the benefits of the MyiLibrary platform.

 

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About SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable and robust, offering a complete solution out-of-the-box, and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow’s libraries, today. For more information visit www.sirsidynix.com

 

About Ingram

Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The company got its start in 1964 as a textbook depository and has since grown and transformed into a comprehensive publishing industry services company that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, Coutts Information Services, and ICG Ventures Inc. Learn more about Ingram Content Group at www.ingramcontent.com.

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