What products work for my academic library?

Does your library software drive library engagement with students and faculty? Do you worry about effectively managing eResources? Is your library under pressure to perform higher even though you expect your budget to be lower?

In an age that is ever digitizing, your students' digital needs are more important than ever. From mobile phones to laptops, new content can be downloaded straight into students' hands with the click of a button, from the coffee shop across the street or from a dorm room during a late night study session. Faculty and researchers must also have the resources they need to compile multitudes of information from around the world. Now more than ever, libraries must be at the leading edge of technology. Library doors must be expanded so that students, faculty, and staff are able to open them from anywhere, any time. Why consider Symphony and the upcoming BLUEcloud suite of products?

Key Benefits of Symphony for Academic Libraries:

  • All the tools you need. Instructors, students, and staff all have access to simple tools to find and reserve the items they need. 
  • Easy-to-use features. Symphony's flexible circulation policies allow you to track and fulfill user needs with simple demand management tools. 
  • Expand your reach. Reach your users outside of your library's walls with books by mail, intelligent holds processing, and user groups for book clubs and more. Symphony's SMS notifications feature also allows you to notify students wherever, whenever.
  • Simple cataloging. No matter your needs, your catalog is in your control. The MARC editor with built-in validation and MARC help will assist you with simple editing. Whether you need to catalog videos, images, or PDFs, Symphony and BLUEcloud cataloging have got you covered.
of students agree that Twitter, a library's website, and Facebook are viable ways to get library resources.

BLUEcloud Campus is an innovative LSP designed specifically for academic libraries. By combining the top features of EBSCO and SirisiDynix with products purposefully made to assist education, your students will be able to access and discover both physical and digital content on any device.

SirsiDynix's BLUEcloud Campus, built on the combined Symphony infrastructure and strategic partnerships, will help you manage everything from authentication to electronic reserves, electronic resource management, link resolution and discovery to the seemingly simple checkout.

When you have the power of Portfolio Digital collections show up alongside all others. Special features including built-in OCR for full-text searching and access control to protect special items or collections make special collections easy to share.

Discover how updates to SirsiDynix discovery products and EBSCO EDS let your end users pinpoint your digital and physical resources while saving your staff time and money. SirsiDynix and EBSCO are rising to the challenge of holistic discovery and collection management together.

Easily provide the technology and resources your community wants without overburdening your own staff. Place holds on eResources, return them early, and see your eResource holds and checkouts all within Enterprise.

With Social Library, your library's Facebook page can now become a full-access catalog and research tool as well. Go where your users are by letting students search, place holds, view, and discuss library materials all within Facebook.