The University of Reading Extends SirsiDynix Platform to Malaysia Campus
November 24th, 2015
November 24, 2015 LEHI, UT—The University of Reading has signed a multiyear agreement to expand its license for Symphony to its Malaysia campus. From April to October, Library staff worked with SirsiDynix consultants to plan the project and configure the system. The Malaysia Campus went live in mid-October.
The University of Reading has been a SirsiDynix customer since 1997, using products like the Enterprise discovery tool to help students find and use library materials. With this license expansion, the Malaysia campus will likewise use SirsiDynix Enterprise as its online catalog.
Additionally, the University of Reading Malaysia has chosen to host its data on SirsiDynix’s SaaS system. With this subscription, the campus library will experience maximum uptime and industry-leading security measures for its data.
Sue Egleton, Head of Systems and User Services for the University of Reading Library, said, “The Library service will make an important contribution to course delivery in Malaysia as part of this exciting venture. We want students and staff to receive the same high quality service in all of our libraries worldwide. As a longstanding customer of SirsiDynix, we know we can rely on them to deliver the same class of service that we enjoy here in the UK.”
Bill Davison, CEO for SirsiDynix, added, “We’re honored to work with the libraries of such a prestigious university. The library at the University of Reading Malaysia will serve a diverse group of talented students, and we are confident that Symphony and BLUEcloud will aid in their education.”
The University of Reading is a leading, research-intensive, international university, serving over 17,000 students. The Malaysia campus offers world-class education in business, law, built environment, and sciences.
About the University of Reading
The University of Reading is a global university, ranked in the top 1% in the world. The University offers a world-class student experience with research-led teaching and continues to evolve to reflect an ever-changing world.
The university’s first overseas campus is now open in Malaysia, offering a range of professional programmes from a brand new campus with state of the art facilities. Uniquely, students are guaranteed the opportunity to study for part of their course in the UK. University of Reading students from the UK are also given the chance to study at the Malaysia campus, enabling even greater international collaboration and enhancing the teaching and learning experience for all.
Wherever it works, the University of Reading is committed to maintaining a supportive, challenging and high-quality experience for students and staff alike and to both preserving and creating some of the most beautiful university campuses in the world. To learn more, visit http://www.reading.ac.uk/ or www.reading.edu.my
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology center is architected to be open, scalable, and robust, offering a complete out-of-the-box solution and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting, and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow’s libraries, today. To find out more, visit www.sirsidynix.com.