2024 COSI (EMEA) Conference and Training Agenda

Crowne Plaza Victoria, Victoria Station Rd, Sheffield, S4 7YE, United Kingdom
Join fellow colleagues and SirsiDynix staff at the 2024 COSI (EMEA) Conference and Training.  You’ll hear the latest news from SirsiDynix.  There will also be presentations by fellow colleagues from the library community about their use of SirsiDynix products.  You won’t want to miss it!
Booking is now open. Register before 26th April for the cheapest rates.

Pre-conference: Thursday 18th July 10:30 - 13:00

The pre-conference sessions will take place on Thursday 18th July from 10.30 - 13:00.  In addition to the traditional pre-conference training, there will also be a pre-conference system admin sharing session.  Further details below.

Pre-conference training - Enterprise Admin DIY: Toolkit Essentials

Cost: £25

When: Thursday 18th July 10:30 - 13:00

Description: Join us for an immersive journey through the Enterprise admin console, where you'll discover a toolkit packed with everything you need to reignite your end-user interface.  Feeling lost when it comes to editing content or customising search options?  Look no further!  Our exclusive training session is tailored just for you.  From managing content to fine-tuning end-user searching and crafting custom MARC maps, this session has it all.  By the end of the class, you will be able to successfully manage room content and structures, configure search options, customise display preferences and create custom MARC maps for extracting tag and subfield data from the LMS in a meaningful way to facilitate bespoke searching.


At just £25 in addition to conference attendance, the pre-conference training is a great opportunity to learn something new or refresh your skills.


Please be aware: due to the limitations of the training facilities and the time available the session will be in a lecture format and will not include opportunities for hands-on practice.  Places are limited to 25.  A minimum number of 10 attendees are required to guarantee SirsiDynix run the course.  The pre-conference training day is only available to those who are also attending the COSI conference.


Pre-conference system admin sharing session - New system administrators unite!  

Cost: Included in conference attendance fee

When: Thursday 18th July 10:30 - 13:00 (walk-in session)

Description: Are you a new Symphony system administrator looking for tips and tricks from experienced colleagues?  Perhaps you are an experienced administrator with knowledge to share.  Join this session to ask questions of experienced system admins and to share your solutions and ideas.  SirsiDynix staff will also be on hand during the session to share information on some of the key system configuration.  For example:

Understanding logins


Library calendars

Circulation map

Customised policy lists


The session will run from 10.30 - 13:00.  This is a walk-in session which you can join and leave at any time.  There is no extra charge for attending this session, it is included in the conference attendance fee.


Draft agenda


COSI (EMEA) Conference and Training Programme 2024

Thursday 18th July (Day 1)

Thursday 18th July (Day 1)

12:00 - 13:00 - Registration
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:15 - Chair's welcome: a welcome message from the Chair of COSI (EMEA)
14:15 - 15:15 - Opening session: SirsiDynix news and product vision
15:15 - 15:45 - Tea & coffee break

15:45 - 16:25 - BLUEcloud Mobile2: overview

Tom Butler, Executive Account Manager & Solutions Architect (SirsiDynix)


Join us for an overview of BLUEcloud Mobile2, our new app, with richer integrated functionality, a simpler easier to use admin interface and an intuitive customer front end that will improve your users experience of accessing your services.


We’ll preview the latest design and features as well as highlight upcoming enhancements and how to contribute to development.

15:45 - 16:25 - Customer sharing session

Topic: BLUEcloud Analytics tips and tricks

16:30 - 17:10 - COSI EMEA Business Meeting.  Open to all COSI EMEA members.

19:00 - 23:00 - Conference Dinner at The Crowne Plaza


Friday 19th July (Day 2)

Friday 19th July (Day 2)

09:30 - 10:10 - BLUEcloud Analytics: the very basics


09:30 - 10:10 (TBC)


10:20 - 11:00 - Consulting Services Update

Mandie Ling, Executive Account Manager (SirsiDynix)


Join us to hear about the latest services on offer from Consulting Services.  You’ll learn about smart solutions for Enterprise and Symphony.  We’ll explore how you can realise these customisations as well as bespoke solutions for your library.

10:20 - 11:00 - Customer sharing session

Topic: Batch editing data using Symphony wizards and reports, Data Control, and API

11:00 - 11:20 - Tea & coffee break

11:20 - 12:00 - CloudSource OA and CloudSource+

Rick Branham, VP Pre-Sales, Academic & Content Solutions (SirsiDynix)

11:20 - 12:00 (TBC)

12:00 - 12:20 (TBC)
12:20 - 13:20 - Lunch


13:20 - 14:20 - SirsiDynix Q&A

14:30 - 15:10 HTML Notices

Siobhan Cottam, Consultant & Trainer (SirsiDynix)


Brighten up your emails to library users with HTML notices! Learn how to apply your library’s branding to pre-overdue, overdue and hold emails for a modern look. The possibilities are endless, we will also review options for sending attractive "welcome to the library" emails highlighting all the wonderful services on offer.


14:30 - 15:10 - Customer sharing session

Topic: Enterprise customization

15:15 - 15:45 (TBC) 15:15 - 15:45 (TBC)

COSI EMEA Conference Programme 2017

Mario Ubink, Chair COSI.


Date and Time: 
Thursday 18th July 13:00 - Friday 19th July 16:00