COSI EMEA Conference 2019

Venue:   Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6ET
Date:    11-12 July
Training day: 10 July


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Pre-conference training day - Wednesday 10th July

The pre-conference training day will take place on Wednesday 10th July 2019 from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Course outline


Counts, lists and statistics: getting the most from your Symphony reports (10:30 AM - 1 PM)

In this refresher training session on Symphony reporting we will cover:
  • Creating, viewing and scheduling reports in BLUEcloud Analytics and Java WorkFlows.
  • Helping you get the most out of reports by looking at the data available for reporting in BLUEcloud Analytics and WorkFlows, including data structure and how to successfully join datasets in Analytics.
  • Maximizing report output using the formatting options in BLUEcloud Analytics and the XML and pipe delimited output options in WorkFlows.

Room for improvement: enlivening Enterprise with Rooms content (2 PM - 4:30 PM)

In this session we will cover the following key areas:

  • Rooms structure and purpose
  • Turning on rooms functionality
  • Layout options
  • Search box options and limits
  • Working with Child Rooms
    - Ordering
    - Making a child room visible
    - Adding child rooms to search profiles
    - Deleting vs Detaching child rooms
    - Adding menu links for child rooms  
  • Creating and editing content
    - Text editor
    - HTML editor
    - Working with images
    - Working with links
    - Banner content

Please be aware: because of the limitations of the training facilities and the time available both these sessions 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.



Key Note Speaker announced!

Bethan Ruddock is project manager for the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase (NBK) at Jisc. A Chartered librarian, Bethan has worked for union catalogues (Copac and the Archives Hub) since 2008. She is a Cilip fellowship candidate, Chartership mentor, and author of the New Professional’s Toolkit (Facet, 2012).

SirsiDynix presentations:
SirsiDynix will be presenting on their latest product developments and services.  Presentations will include:
MobileCirc: your flexible friend
Debora Wellen (SirsiDynix)
MobileCirc frees you to meet customers anywhere.  This session will provide an overview of the popular features in MobileCirc.  Learn how staff, volunteers and your public can take advantage of this flexible application.
BLUEcloud Analytics: tiers without the tears
Tom Butler (SirsiDynix)
BLUEcloud Analytics is one of the most powerful library tools available.  Our tiered structure helps libraries of all sizes make use of the power of their data.
In this presentation we will look at the tier structure for subscribing to Analytics and explain the features available with each tier.  We will also look at some examples of reports and dashboards that can be created either by your library, or through using the credits included in your subscription.
BLUEcloud Mobile: Everything You Need, Anywhere You Are
Gary Martin (SirsiDynix) and Andrew Daye (Solus)
Learn about the features, adoption, latest development, and roadmap for the SirsiDynix mobile app for patrons, students, and other library users.  BLUEcloud Mobile lets you meet your patrons where they are with library branding, discovery of physical and electronic resources, library programming, and more.
Consulting Services: A Catalogue of Possibilities
Anne Freeman (SirsiDynix)
Find out about the new and improved offerings from SirsiDynix Consulting Services for Symphony in the “Services Catalog”.  From maintenance reports that allow you to maintain shelf marks, or adjust hold pickup dates for library closures, to an expanding range of highly flexible and attractive HTML email notices.
SirsiDynix will also present on recent developments in BLUEcloud Mobile, Enterprise developments, the BLUEcloud Discovery Package and marketing library services.  More details to follow soon.

Customer Presentations:


Who needs an ILS anyway? Disaster recovery for Symphony libraries

Edith Speller (Trinity Laban)


Experience of Migrating from Self-Hosted to SaaS

Debbie Morris (Leeds Beckett)


Analysing Services – Blue Cloud Thinking
Catherine Cooke (Tri-Borough Libraries) and Bob Morris (North Wales Bibliographic Services Unit)

Customers will also be sharing their experience of SSO implementation and BLUEcloud Mobile.