Spydus Newsletter September 2005

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Welcome                                                                                               Inside Spydus News
                                                                                                          September 2005
Welcome to the September issue of the Spydus Newsletter! An extremely busy time of
the year for Civica as we come to the close of our financial year and there is certainly               Moreland City Libraries
plenty happening in the marketplace!                                                                  Live on Spydus Managed
Moreland City Libraries in Melbourne went live last month and staff are now enjoying the                  and Spydus 6.5.3
benefits of their new software under a complete Managed Service solution. Mandurah
Library in Western Australia recently went live with Spydus 8 and this month held their                City of Mandurah Official
official launch party where staff celebrated with a symbolic “cutting of the blue cable”                    Spydus Launch
                                                                                                         Spydus 8 Upgrades
Product news this month includes articles on new features within Spydus 8 Family
Linking and our Hot Tip # 18 focuses on the process for changing from USMARC to
MARC21 cataloguing.                                                                                   Sites of the Month: Hastings
                                                                                                      and Napier Libraries, New
We have two Sites of the Month for September as we look at Hastings District Council
and Napier City Council, the first of our New Zealand customers to implement Spydus 8!
                                                                                                      Spydus 8 – Family Linking
Suggestions and ideas for Spydus News are always welcome, please contact your
                                                                                                           New Feature
Account Manager.
                                                                                                        Hot Tip #18 - Changing
                                                                                                      from USMARC to MARC21
Moreland City Libraries Live on Spydus Managed Service and
Spydus 6.5.3                                                                                              Spydus at LIANZA

                                  Congratulations to all the staff at Moreland City
                                  Libraries in Melbourne’s northern suburbs on a                          New Spydus Staff
                                  successful go live with Spydus 6.5.3 on Managed
                                  Services on August 3. Moreland Libraries provide                     Civica Melbourne Office
                                  library services across five service points located                         Re-locating
at Brunswick, West Brunswick, Coburg, Fawkner and Glenroy.
                                                                                                         Upcoming Events
The Spydus Managed Service is an important move for Moreland City Libraries and will
enable staff to focus their resources entirely on providing a more efficient and timely
library service to their patrons. Their Managed Service solution includes: full application                  PLA Albury
hosting services, Spydus client desktop maintenance and management, extended                               9-11 November
scope application support (Spydus parameter maintenance), regular software upgrades                   SPUN Annual International
and management of the communications link to the Moreland Council network.                                  Conference
                                                                                                           Noosa 19-21
Moreland’s Managed Service agreement also includes client desktop support and this
task was carried out by three of Civica’s Technical Services staff in the final phase of the
6.5.3 go live and included installing the Spydus client software to a total of 60 PCs
across the 5 Moreland service points.

Visit Moreland City Libraries website at: http://moreland.spydus.com/
City of Mandurah Spydus Launch

                     The City of Mandurah
                     located an hour south of
                     Perth, Western Australia,
                     held the official launch of
                     their new Spydus system
                     and Community Directory
on September 21 at Mandurah Library.

The launch of the new services marks two key
milestones in Council’s ability to deliver efficient
community access to information.

A demonstration of the new functionality offered by the Spydus Library Catalogue and
the Community Directory was provided to staff and patrons. Councillor Brian Joynes
then officiated over the symbolic “cutting of the blue cable”, which linked the libraries old
green terminal and the new thin screen, which staff will use to access the new systems.

Alasdair Wardle, Libraries and
Learning Coordinator
and Councillor Brian Joynes prepare
to “cut the blue cable”.

Upgrades to Spydus 8

Congratulations to Coffs Harbour City Library in NSW and Beaudesert Shire Library in
Queensland on successfully upgrading to Spydus 8! Check out their new Spydus 8
Library Catalogues at the following addresses:


                                          Sites of the month: Hastings
                                          District Council and Napier City
                                          Council, New Zealand

                                          Hastings District Council and Napier City
                                          Councils are located on the east coast of the
                                          North Island of New Zealand. Offering a
                                          Mediterranean-style climate, the region is
                                          very famous for the Hawke’s Bay wineries.

                                          Napier boasts a variety of buildings in the
                                          architectural styles of the 1930s - Stripped
                                          Classical, Spanish Mission, and above all Art
                                          Deco, the style of the 20th Century. Napier's
                                          Art Deco is unique, with Maori motifs and the
                                          buildings of Louis Hay, admirer of the great
                                          Frank Lloyd Wright.

                                             Renowned world-wide as New Zealand's Art
Deco City, Napier Public Libraries is striving to have the best Art Deco Collection of
resource material in the Southern Hemisphere.

The libraries’ comprehensive Art Deco Collection was originally launched at the Napier
City Library in 2002 and includes both domestic and international Art Deco resources.

The ceramic works of the world famous Clarice Cliff are recorded in full colour in twelve
different books about her life and works in the collection along with other international
books on the Art Deco period like Essential Art Deco and Screen Deco: A Celebration of
High Style in Hollywood. Each item in the Art Deco Collection has the DECO logo on the
spine for easy identification.

The library has plans to reshape and enhance the area in which the collection is
displayed and include Art Deco style furniture and accessories with a view to making it
an even more inviting place to visit.

                                                                 In 1931 an
                                                                 devastated the city of
                                                                 Hastings and a
                                                                 stunning new
                                                                 townscape in the
                                                                 major styles popular
                                                                 in the early 1930's -
                                                                 Stripped Classical
                                                                 and Art Deco, was
                                                                 created to
                                                                 complement the
                                                                 surviving Spanish
                                                                 architecture. The
                                                                 Hawke's Bay Opera
House (formerly the Hastings Municipal Theatre) is an example of Spanish Mission
Architecture and is currently being redeveloped as a major landmark of the city.
Napier Public Libraries and Hastings District Libraries recently went live with Spydus 8
becoming the first of our New Zealand libraries to migrate to the new software. Hastings
District Libraries has 3 branches located at Hastings Central, Flaxmere and Havelock
North and Napier Public Libraries has 2 branches, the Central Napier Public Library and
a branch at Taradale.

Visit their websites today at:



Spydus 8 – Family Linking – New Feature

Soon to be released within Spydus 8 Family Linking is the ability to nominate who library
notices should be sent to. So for a child borrower, who is linked to a parent, a check box
to “Send Notices to Parent” may be activated by library staff.

Alternatively if you wish to continue to use the Guarantor details, in the Guarantor’s tab,
you are able to nominate if you wish to send notices via email to either the Borrower’s
address, or the Guarantor’s address.
 In addition the Guarantor’s tab in the borrower registration details has been enhanced
to include additional contact information, such as: address line 3, mobile number, email
address and fax number.
                 Hot Tip # 18 – Changing from USMARC to MARC21

To change from USMARC to MARC21 it's simply a case of registering the M21Svr.dll
rather than the UsmSvr.dll. You'll find these dll's in the folder C:\Program Files\Common

To register the M21Svr.dll:
1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
2. In the Open box type regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Common
3. Click OK.

That's all there is to it.

To go back to using the USMARC dll, just re-register the UsmSvr.dll:
1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
2. In the Open box type regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Common
3. Click OK.

There are a couple of things to remember.
Register the dll you want before you start the Cat Client.
You can only have one of these dll's registered on one PC at any one time, either
M21Svr.dll or UsmSvr.dll.

Tip Here's a good tip to save you having to type regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Common
Files\Spydus8\M21Svr.dll". First use Windows Explorer to browse to the C:\Program
Files\Common Files\Spydus8 folder, and locate the dll. Then click Run on the Windows
Start menu, type regsvr32, and drag and drop the M21Svr.dll into the Open box.

Spydus on display at LIANZA

Civica was delighted to sponsor the LIANZA Conference in
Christchurch this month and Robyn Wright and Ruza
Obradovic were kept busy catching up with customers and
demonstrating Spydus. Thanks to everyone that stopped by
the stand and our congratulations go to Jo Orange from the
Ministry of Education in Wellington. Jo was the lucky winner
of our Lucky Draw Prize of an Apple mini i-Pod.
Spydus People News
This month we welcome Wendy Heale to the Spydus
Training and Consulting team.

Wendy has more than 20 years library experience and has
been a Spydus customer for many years formally working at
Glenelg Regional Library. Wendy has found the move from
the country to the city very interesting and exciting and prior
to joining the Civica team enjoyed a 5 week holiday visiting
the UK, Belgium, Paris and Norway.

SPUN Conference

Don’t forget October 19 to 21 is the SPUN Conference in Noosa, Queensland and we
look forward to seeing everyone there!

Each year Civica provides sponsorship for one delegate outside of Australia to attend
the conference and we are delighted to announce that Campbell Scot from Napier
Public Library in New Zealand won the lucky draw and will be joining us in Noosa.

Civica’s Melbourne office is moving!

After nearly 13 years in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood, we are relocating to the
City centre. From Monday October 24 our new contact details will be:

Level 5/565 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: +61 3 8676 4400
Fax: +61 3 8676 4444

Stay tuned for further details in next month’s issue!

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