Greater Victoria Public Library Chooses Symphony, BLUEcloud Products

January 12th, 2015

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LEHI, Utah (Jan 12, 2015)—Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL), a 10-branch system in Victoria, British Columbia, has signed a five-year agreement with SirsiDynix. GVPL selected Symphony as well as multiple BLUEcloud products, including SirsiDynix’s discovery tool, Enterprise; their mobile circulation app, MobileCirc; and administrative interface, Universal Admin. Each branch will also benefit from a variety of next-generation products from the BLUEcloud Suite, including BLUEcloud Cataloging and its flexible cataloging capabilities, as well as BLUEcloud Analytics and its powerful reporting tools.

“We are very excited to work with SirsiDynix on the implementation of a new Integrated Library System,” said Daniel Phillips, Director of Technology at GVPL. “Greater Victoria Public Library is an extremely busy library system and we believe that working with SirsiDynix will allow us to increase staff efficiency and help us provide better customer service. We look forward to the implementation of the BLUEcloud Suite LSP in transforming many of our current services to a modern web-based platform.”

“We’re proud to welcome Greater Victoria Public Library to the SirsiDynix family,” said Bill Davison, SirsiDynix CEO. “GVPL chose SirsiDynix out of a number of solutions and we’re thrilled to meet their needs through our BLUEcloud Library Services Platform using Symphony as the foundation. I’m sure each of GVPL’s libraries will find—as so many others have—that these BLUEcloud products increase productivity and library usage.”

GVPL has a total circulation of over 6,000,000 items and serves nearly 300,000 residents in 10 communities from Victoria to Brentwood Bay, BC. Coinciding with its vision to inspire community enrichment for all, GVPL selected SirsiDynix Symphony over its previous ILS, Millennium.

About Greater Victoria Public Library

Greater Victoria Public Library aims to inspire literacy, lifelong learning, and community enrichment for all. GVPL provides services and collections in 10 libraries and online at www.gvpl.ca to more than 300,000 residents in 10 municipalities.

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 center 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.


If you’d like more information about this announcement, please contact Eric Keith at marketing@sirsidynix.com.