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Kenosha Public Library– A Power of Libraries Story
Blog | 21 June 2018
Between Chicago and Milwaukee sits a town named Kenosha, Wisconsin. After an incident in the town left relations between police officers and citizens a bit rocky, youth violence began to spread throughout the local parks. It came to a point where neighborhoods were no longer able to use their...

Promoting your library

Blog| 26 July 2012

In a recent Pew survey of 3000 adults, over 62% of those surveyed didn’t know whether or not their local library offered e-books! Libraries face an ever-increasing challenge of making the public aware of the incredible breadth of materials,...

RDA in harmony with Symphony and is looming on the Horizon

Blog| 23 July 2012

 is the next big thing in the library arena since AACR2, Format Integration, OpenURL, Federated Searching, and Discovery frontends.  FRBR is actually part of that Fab Five but has always taken a back row seat until RDA came about and is now being...

How likely are you to recommend SirsiDynix to a colleague?

Blog| 20 July 2012

That is the question on the recently launched SirsiDynix Satisfaction survey being e-mailed to Library Directors beginning this month. It’s just one question, but your answer to that one question is a good measure of how well SirsiDynix is...

R-Squared conference: Taking smart risks

Blog| 19 July 2012

In February 2011, a group of Colorado library professionals began brainstorming how libraries can avoid extinction, reinvent themselves and strengthen their role as vital parts of their communities. With that, R-Squared – The Risk & Reward...

Coming to Anaheim ready to share

Blog| 14 June 2012

In just a week many of you and a good chunk of SirsiDynix personnel will be heading out to Anaheim, California for the 2012 ALA Annual Conference [http://www.alaannual.org/].  We are geared up and so...

We 'Like' Facebook

Blog| 12 June 2012

Like most businesses, we understand how important it is to have a Facebook presence, but as your partners at SirsiDynix, we want to go beyond simply understanding—we want to be actively participating in the Facebook world. Libraries use social...

eResource Central – The Fusion of Efficiency and Convenience

Blog| 11 June 2012

For those of you that think there’s “nothing new under the sun”, SirsiDynix’ newest offering, eResource Central, may make you reconsider!

eResource Central took center stage at the opening session of the COSUGI conference in Orlando this...

Reengineering Engineering

Blog| 8 June 2012

I’m Rob and I’m a sort of professional troublemaker in the Engineering department at SirsiDynix. It’s my job to look for new, different, better, faster ways of developing our products than we currently use and make sure we collect useful...

SirsiDynix communicates with libraries via Twitter

Blog| 22 May 2012

Twitter is a popular micro-blogging application and social network, where users compose “tweets” – posts that are limited to 140 text characters. Twitter is not only a great tool for disseminating information to your followers quickly, but also...

Perl for Beginners

Blog| 15 March 2012

Delivered reports for SirsiDynix Symphony® WorkFlows™ are written in the Perl scripting language. While it is possible to write simple custom reports for WorkFlows after taking the API Suite of classes, it is often necessary to know more about...

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