SirsiDynix, a leader in library and automation management technology, and bibliotheca, a leader in RFID and bar-code based self-service technology solutions, enhance their strategic partnership to expand future integration of the companies’ products resulting in an improved experience for library customers worldwide.
Since 2012, SirsiDynix and bibliotheca have been strategic technology and sales partners, maintaining close development initiatives to ensure both library product lines work seamlessly together. Recently, both companies have expanded their commitment to strengthen this partnership. The result is that the library market can expect to see further integration throughout the coming year to move libraries into the future and thin the lines between both patron and staff solutions.
Working together, the two companies have allocated the necessary development resources to deliver on their bold plans, as well as creating a 3-year view of integrations that will make the largest impact for library customers. In 2014, through the development of liber8:connect™, SirsiDynix Symphony users are already experiencing a more meaningful and quick check-in and check-out process behind the staff desk. With both development teams working together, they were able to achieve the same outcome of circulation activity with fewer steps involved for library staff in all Symphony Wizards. In 2015, the same direct integration will be expanded to SirsiDynix Horizon. This is one of many ways the two companies are working together to provide the best overall experience for libraries.
“We are excited about upcoming joint development activities that will benefit both our library customers and their patrons as we move into the future,” says Bill Davison, CEO of SirsiDynix. “With this partnership, our ultimate goal is to make the experience of both library staff and users as cohesive and fluid as possible.”
“It is important for bibliotheca to collaborate with SirsiDynix so that all SirsiDynix customers benefit from the fastest transaction speeds, from both the staff and end user viewpoint,” says Jim Hopwood, Group Managing Director of bibliotheca. “We’re thrilled to enhance our deep integration work with the SirsiDynix team to provide cutting-edge solutions that span across both of our product offerings, ultimately ensuring a stress-free embrace of future technology in libraries.
bibliotheca is dedicated to the development of solutions that help libraries connect with users in unique ways and provide engaging experiences, allowing them to continually evolve their library services for the changing needs of their communities. Their products are designed to provide a welcoming, intuitive and seamless environment for those that use the library – wherever they choose to use it - be that at home, on the move or within the library itself.
With over 30,000 libraries as part of their family, they have installed and continue to support more than 10,000 self-service units, 6,000 security systems and over 650 Automated Materials Handling (sorter) systems. In addition, the cloudLibrary™ digital platform powers eBook and eAudiobook lending at a further 3,000 libraries.
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. www.sirsidynix.com.
SirsiDynix and bibliotheca Continue Strategic Plans to Benefit Joint Customer Base