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Liz Van Halsema

Liz Van Halsema
Marketing Content Writer
27 August 2014

Introducing BLUEcloud Campus

School’s back in session! For students, this means another year of new courses, study nights, and resource digging. For faculty, this means crafting new curricula and finding top notch resources to enhance their own research. If you’re an academic librarian, however, your job is slightly different. A new academic year not only means providing students and faculty with the physical and digital resources they need, but also the software and management tools needed to do so.

Fortunately, SirsiDynix and EBSCO have created a powerful partnership to help. Here to provide all your academic library resource management needs: BLUEcloud Campus.

BLUEcloud Campus is a next-generation library services platform (LSP) designed to incorporate the best features of EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) with SirsiDynix’s field of education-built products, all to help you meet the exact needs of your academic library.

What exactly does this partnership between EBSCO and SirsiDynix mean? Most importantly, it creates a more streamlined search process than ever before. Say goodbye to vague searches and over-expansive results; with EBSCO’s meticulous metadata records and SirsiDynix’s intuitive discovery interface (Enterprise), searches can be filtered down to your user’s exact preferences.

EBSCO and SirsiDynix’s collaboration enables a comprehensive and seamless integration of both physical and digital content management throughout the BLUEcloud Campus LSP. EBSCO’s digital content management is unbeatable, complimented by SirsiDynix’s scalable and proven back end. In other words, BLUEcloud Campus gives you the best of both worlds: EBSCO and SirsiDynix, digital and physical.

Think that’s impressive? Take a look at some of BLUEcloud Campus’ other features:

  • Discovery everywhere. Discover and consume both digital and physical content from any source on any device—anytime, anywhere.
  • No data migration. Current SirsiDynix customers using Horizon or Symphony, cast your data migration worries aside. BLUEcloud Campus augments your local or hosted server to give you the effortless benefits of BLUEcloud without the hassle of loading new software or migrating your data. With BLUEcloud Campus, the entire process is risk-free.
  • Best Library User Experience. Manage your physical and digital content with SirsiDynix’s wide array of BLUEcloud apps. Currently available apps include Enterprise, Portfolio, eResource Central, BookMyne, MobileCirc, and Universal Admin.

SirsiDynix is working to enhance BLUEcloud Campus even as you read this. This means that in addition to the LSP’s current apps, BLUEcloud Cataloging and Analytics will be added this year. BLUEcloud MARC and BLUEcloud PAC will also roll out this year, with BLUEcloud List Management, eRM, Acquisitions, and Course Reserves lined up for next year. Best of all, there’s no software to load. When each app is available, simply login to Universal Admin to start using it.

Can’t wait until these products are out? Stay tuned to this blog for any BLUEcloud Campus updates and releases. In the meantime, don’t worry; BLUEcloud architecture allows your staff to use current java-based apps until each web-based BLUEcloud app is available. We can’t wait, either.

Written by

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

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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