January 19, 2017, LEHI, UT—SirsiDynix is pleased to announce the GA release of BLUEcloud Circulation. This powerful, new web-based circulation solution provides easy management features for administrative staff while taking full advantage of the BLUEcloud library services platform and the flexibility of the Symphony and Horizon policies. Most importantly, BLUEcloud Circulation joins the family of BLUEcloud products that SirsiDynix libraries receive as part of their current maintenance. BLUEcloud Circulation will be generally available with the 2017.01 release of BLUEcloud, planned for early February, 2017.
BLUEcloud Circulation updates and simplifies circulation workflows, ensuring that library staff can serve end-users with unprecedented ease. The web-based solution enables library staff to serve patrons from workstations and laptops using modern browsers. Features of the GA release include library user management, check-in/checkout, hold management, and item renewal.
Hastings Public Library is among the early adopters of BLUEcloud Circulation, going live first with their schools, and followed by the public libraries later this year. Commenting on the new solution, Technology Librarian Jake Rundle remarked, “What I like about BLUEcloud Circulation is the streamlined and modern interface. Patron creation is fast and simple. As we transition to our renovated building, I want to launch [Hastings] Public Library into BLUEcloud Circulation to accompany our fresh, new, modern building….BLUEcloud Circulation is bright, modern, and new.”
Celebrating the BLUEcloud Circulation release, VP of Library Relations and Product Management Berit Nelson expressed her appreciation for the partnerships with pilot sites. “We are very grateful for the contributions of our pilot sites. Our pilot partners have worked with us through basic implementations and are ramping up to go beyond checkin/checkout and patron registration to support for holds, bills and receipts and other mission-critical circulation functions.” Nelson went on to express enthusiasm for the release, “Our development team is excited to provide BLUEcloud Circulation to our customers. This GA release delivers streamlined functionality that provides efficient support to staff workflows. And best of all, BLUEcloud Circulation is provided as part of regular maintenance. We are pleased to introduce the latest member of the BLUEcloud suite of products.”
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