European University Institute Selects SirsiDynix Symphony and BLUEcloud Campus
May 16th, 2016
May 16, 2016, Watford, UK—The European University Institute has selected SirsiDynix Symphony, BLUEcloud Campus applications, and SaaS hosting following a competitive and open tender process. SirsiDynix’s best-of-breed academic solution will support EUI’s traditional and contemporary library workflows, including management and discovery of its diverse range of information resources.
The EUI Library, an internationally recognised social science research library and European Documentation Centre (EDC), boasts around half a million volumes in the Institute’s specialist areas, attracting external researchers with an interest in Europe. The extensive, multilingual collection ranges from print books and microforms to various types of electronic resources supplied by numerous vendors. The EUI’s wide range of materials will soon be supported by Symphony’s robust and extensive resource management functionality including comprehensive APIs and web services. Symphony’s capabilities are complemented by new services including BLUEcloud eRM, BLUEcloud Analytics, and MobileCirc.
Additionally, the EUI has selected the SirsiDynix Enterprise resource discovery solution and BLUEcloud Lists resource list management system, integrated with EBSCO’s Discovery Service. Together with the BLUEcloud Visibility linked data solution, SirsiDynix and BLUEcloud will deliver a change in open web discoverability to EUI students and researchers.
The EUI will migrate from its current systems to the new comprehensive and fully-integrated academic solution over the summer of 2016, supported by SirsiDynix’s ISO 9001 accredited Professional Services team.
Carlotta Alpigiano, Acting Deputy Director for the EUI Library, said, “Our choice is the result of a long and thorough procurement process. We were looking for a new system that could help us manage our broad range of materials by offering traditional and new services, and SirsiDynix’s well-balanced proposal was the best fit for it. We are convinced that this decision will allow us to grow as a library in the years to come.”
“We understand that international educational leaders, such as EUI, cannot make decisions about their ILS lightly. SirsiDynix is honored by EUI’s choice,” said Bill Davison, CEO for SirsiDynix. “We look forward to supporting the advanced research and educational work of the European University Institute. We have worked hard to ensure the best-of-breed approach gives campuses like EUI the flexibility to make further decisions to best support their unique offerings.”
The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique international centre for doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research, situated in the Tuscan hills overlooking Florence. Since its establishment 40 years ago by the six founding members of the then European Communities, the EUI has earned a reputation as a leading international academic institution with a European focus. The four departments – Economics, History and Civilization, Law, and Political and Social Sciences – host scholars from more than 60 countries, studying for the Institution’s doctorate or the one-year master in law. Furthermore, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) focuses on inter-disciplinary, comparative and policy research on the major issues affecting European societies, while the Max Weber Programme for Post-doctoral Studies prepares fellows for a career in academia.
The EUI’s distinctly international environment offers unique academic training, enriches the intellectual experience and provides exceptional opportunities for academics across disciplines and borders.
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 out-of-the-box solution 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. To find out more, visit www.sirsidynix.com.