Wed, 07 Jul 2021
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Looking for in-depth training on Enterprise and BLUEcloud Analytics? Interested in learning tips and tricks from product experts?
Customers of SirsiDynix International (COSI) registrants can now sign up for in-depth training sessions on 7 July, the day before the conference. Product experts will walk you through Enterprise and BLUEcloud Analytics, answer questions, and offer hands-on instruction.
Register below to get all your Enterprise and BLUEcloud Analytics questions answered!

Enterprise Customization with Hands-On Lab

Date: Wednesday 7 July
Time: 10:00-13:00
Price: £185
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Symphony Stylesheets and Tools and Tips for BLUEcloud Analytics

Date: Wednesday 7 July
Time: 14:00-17:00
Price: £185
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Thu, 08 Jul 2021 to Fri, 09 Jul 2021
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The draft agenda for our 2021 online conference is below.  Click here to register.


Thursday 8th July 

Day 1
11:00 – 11:15 Chair’s welcome: a welcome message from the Chair of COSI

11:15 – 13:00

(12:15 – 12:30: Tea & coffee break)

SirsiDynix opening session

Barbara Pacut, Gary Martin, Mandie Ling & Tom Butler (SirsiDynix)

Join members of the EMEA SirsiDynix team to hear the latest company news and product highlights.

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:30


Liane Frydland

14:30 - 15:30

SirsiDynix Product Update and CloudSource OA
Berit Nelson & Rick Branham (SirsiDynix)

Join Berit and Rick for a general SirsiDynix product update and deep dive into CloudSource OA.  CloudSource OA makes it easy for your library to take advantage of the growing body of Open Access content available today.  Both public and academic libraries can make an impact with a comprehensive collection of vetted, quality OA articles, eBooks and more. Join Rick to learn how libraries are enhancing services and saving money with this innovative content platform. It's not too late to join the ongoing pilot program.

15:30 - 15:45 Tea & coffee break
15:45 - 16:00

Doing it yourself is easy and safer

Catherine Cooke (Bi-borough Libraries and Archives)

Two new facilities have been introduced to enhance customer self-service and, co-incidentally minimise infection risks during the pandemic.  Payment is now available for customers through Enterprise My Account linking directly into our Corporate online payments system.  Self-issue and discharge using BlueCloud Mobile is now available in two pilot libraries, with four more pilots planned as lockdown lifts.  This presentation will give a very brief overview of the set-up and a demonstration of each.

16:00 – 17:00 Consortia discussion session


Friday 9th July  Day 2
11:15 - 11:45

That’s a job for Data Control!

Kathy Sadler (Cranfield University) and Mario Ubink (IBFD)

Projects and use cases where DataControl has helped our libraries.

11:45 - 12:15

BLUEcloud Course Lists: bridging the triangle between library, faculty, and students

Andy Panayiotou (SirsiDynix)

BLUEcloud Course Lists is a resource list management system that lets library and teaching staff work together to facilitate access to library resources to support learning and teaching.  In this session, Andy will bring participants up to date with the latest features and planned developments

12:15 - 12:30 Tea & coffee break
12:30 - 13:00

Sources, Targets, Requests and Widgets – some unexpected ways that Enterprise helped us shift our service online.

Nathan Scrimshaw (University of Greenwich)

There were plenty of problems we'd been leisurely pondering in 2019… which we then had to swiftly solve in 2020.  Join us for a brief look at three projects that helped us in our shift to an online service.

Firstly, a look at how we made our EBA/PDA/DDA marc records look as though they were on the LMS when really they weren’t and simplified handling them in the process, all by loading the whole lot into Enterprise direct.

Then we’ll see how a collaboration with SirsiDynix on their Enterprise Patron Suggestions functionality helped us introduce a user stock suggestion form that integrated with Symphony Requests and Acquisitions in the process.

Finally we’ll look at how we used widgets to adapt this custom work further to enable users to request chapter scans for print titles.

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00

Keynote: “Who Else [Should] Care: How public, academic, and special libraries can better communicate their values, vision, and mission with stakeholders”

John Chrastka (Executive Director of EveryLibrary, and the EveryLibrary Institute)

Library leaders from all types of settings need a keen understanding of how to position their library for future funding success. The best way to ensure that you have the resources you need to continue to serve your community, campus, or workplace is to understand that most funders are not users, clients, or customers. Funders are often motivated to support library budgets by different needs and prompts than what motivates a user to engage the library. Join John Chrastka, Executive Director of the US-based political action NGP EveryLibrary for a keynote discussion of ways to root your library’s budget in a shared-values and mission-aligned framework. We hope for you to come away with actionable insights to help advocate for your library to stabilize or extend your budget.

15:00-15:30 SirsiDynix Q & A
15:30-15:45 Tea & coffee break

Using Symphony Web Services for controlling user presence in the library

Lorenzo Ortiz Jiménez (European University Institute)

As a consequence of the COVID-19 emergency, the EUI Library reduced the number of seats offered to less than a half and applied a “no seat rotation” policy, as a result of which each available seat was allocated to only one named user per day. This presentation will explain which tools we chose to manage user presence control and how Symphony Web Services helped us with that.


BLUEcloud Analytics: New Frameworks, New Datasets, and More

Nate Barrett (SirsiDynix)

Come see how the BLUEcloud Analytics framework is growing to allow for scripted data uploads, Platform Analytics reporting showing you how your organization is using the product, and how a Private Intelligence Server can provide fine-tuned reporting.


Wed, 06 Jul 2022
The Queens Hotel Chester City Road Chester, England CH1 3AH
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Looking for in-depth training on SirsiDynix products? Interested in learning tips and tricks from product experts?
Customers of SirsiDynix International (COSI) registrants will be able to sign up for in-depth training sessions on 6 July, the day before the conference. Product experts will walk you through our products, answer questions, and offer hands-on instruction.
Thu, 07 Jul 2022 to Fri, 08 Jul 2022
The Queens Hotel Chester City Road Chester, England CH1 3AH
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The draft agenda for our 2022 conference will be published soon.

We are pleased to announce Andrew Cox, senior lecturer at the Information School, University of Sheffield as our keynote speaker for 2022. 

Much of Andrews recent research has been around the impact of information professionals in such areas as the management of research data, in supporting well-being, in the management of space, and mostly recently their potential roles in artificial intelligence. 
Author of around 100 peer reviewed articles, his work includes The impact of AI, machine learning, automation and robotics on the information profession, a report for CILIP.