Liverpool City Library chooses Civica

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Liverpool City Library chooses Civica

Sydney-based Liverpool City Library has selected Civica to accommodate its wide-ranging technological needs.

Civica’s Spydus system will integrate with the library’s booking system, self-checking machines, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID and cashless system).

Karen Celona, co-ordinator of Library Operations said the Civica solution will benefit library staff by streamlining workflows, making cataloguing work much smoother, more sophisticated and faster.

As well as giving more choice and flexibility in cataloguing, Spydus will increase staff’s ability to locate resources and information.

Spydus will also enable the library to introduce a blog, a web-page specifically for Children, and deliver better services to Liverpool’s ‘virtual’ library.

“We have about 700 virtual members who don’t set foot in the library,” said Celona. “Spydus will allow us to redesign our website, create a much better look and feel, introduce discussion forums, add a photographic database, use Syndetics book jacket displays and index our newspapers online.”

She said the Civica solution will yield financial benefits by allowing the Library to install the Pharaos Uniprint cashless system. This will result in the library becoming an almost cashless environment, reducing the time staff spend counting money and delivering it to Council.

Under a deal negotiated recently with Westfield, wireless hots spots in the Liverpool Shopping Mall and Whitlam Centre allow customers to look up the Library database, log information requests and initiate reservations and holds.

Liverpool City Library is located in a rapidly growing Sydney metropolitan area 25km south-west of Sydney CBD.

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