Site Reports 2021

System Information

SiteSoftware versionBib recordsPatronsStaff licensesDiscovery solutionServer hosting
Auckland LibrariesSierra 5.31,287,708978,921620Encore DuetInternally at the library
Auckland University of TechnologyCurrently 5.1. Will upgrade to latest after upgrade of production environment 30 June544,238109,187542VuFind with EDS metadataBy III
Deakin UniversitySierra 5.31,542,230186,955200EBSCO EDSInternally at the library
Federation UniversitySierra 5.0619,751217,20450PrimoBy III
Gold Coast LibrariesSierra 4.2 (will be upgrading to 5.3 later this year)427,00028,000UnsureEncore DuetBy III
Griffith UniversitySierra 5.11,066,798187,84275SummonBy III
Massey University LibrarySierra 5.21,560,47984,626150EBSCO EDSInternally by University IT
Murdoch UniversitySierra 5.2987,708114,95297SummonInternally by University IT
State Library of South AustraliaSierra 5.11,054,21237,949104EncoreBy III
State Library of Western AustraliaSierra 5.22,230,587201,978 120EncoreBy III
Sutherland Shire LibrariesSierra 5.1191,50072,70060EncoreBy III
University of MelbourneSierra 4.34,233,853424,330300EBSCO EDSBy III

 

Projects & Plans

SiteIII modulesNon III products to support LMSSierra APIsBeta TestingNews for 2019-2020Plans for 2021
Auckland Librariesi-Tiva; Acquisitions; Cataloguing; Circulation; Decision Center; EDIFACT; Enterprise Backup; ILL; Patron API; Scheduler/Task Builder; Serials; SIP 2 Self Check; Web BridgeSharepoint; Bibliotecha; Syndetics; Chilifresh; ContentDM; MarcEdit; EZProxyAcquisitions REST API for importing bibs/orders from vendors; Patron REST API for custom registration forms and other customer emails; Bib REST API for showcases on website; Patron Update Web Service for eBook vendors; Fine Payment Web Service for online fee payments.NoCustomer registration forms; Print template courtesy notices; Sierra domain change.Automated sorter at distribution centre for transits instead of manual sort. Removal of overdue fines as of 1 September.
Auckland University of TechnologyAcquisitions; ArticleReach; Cataloguing; Circulation; Decision Center; ILL; INN-Reach (Bonus+); Patron API; Serials; Single Sign-On; SIP 2 Self Check; Web Access ManagementVuFind; Bespoke self-developed cataloguing utilitiesPatron, Holdings, Fines, Branch, Bibliographic. NoNoNo
Deakin UniversityAcquisitions; Airpac; Cataloguing; Circulation; EDIFACT; Enterprise Backup; ERM; Mobile Worklists; Patron API; Scheduler/Task Builder; Serials; Single Sign-On; SIP 2 Self Check; Web Bridge; Web Access Management; Use the Sierra APIs for our custom Patron Self RegistrationEZproxyPatron API for Student record creation and updating; self registration of community/alumni and other non-Deakin student/staff users; Orders API for reporting.
Sierra 5.3NoImplement Gobi API; Implement Staff record creation and updating via Patron APIs; Acquisitions Fund Code review; Sierra to the cloud (business case approval pending).
Federation UniversityAcquisitions; Airpac; Cataloguing; Circulation; Decision Center; EDIFACT; ERM; External Patron Verification (LDAP); ILL; INN-Reach (Bonus+); Mobile Worklists; SIP 2 Self Check; Serials; Scheduler/Task BuildereReserve Plus; MarcEdit; OpenAthens; Vital repositoryN/ANoMigrated Sierra servers to III cloud hosting; implemented Bundle subscription products (Decision Center, Mobile Worklists, MyLibrary! app); upgrade to Sierra 5.0; enabled autorenewals feature.RFID implementation across all campus libraries.
Gold Coast LibrariesAcquisitions; Cataloguing; Circulation; Decision Center; EDIFACT;ERM; Mobile Worklists; Patron API; Scheduler/Task Builder; Serials; SIP 2 Self Check; Web Access Management; Web Bridge; Sierra Web; CIRCAN/APatron API - membership renewal reminder and welcome to the library emails.NoRolling out a new print solution which will allow cashless print from own device onsite or from home.Further eServices projects such as mobile devices for staff, online payment of library fines/fees, improvements to online sign up, etc.
Griffith UniversityAcquisitions; Airpac; Cataloguing; Circulation; INN-Reach (Bonus+); Pathfinder Pro; RSS Feeds; Scheduler/Task Builder; Serials; Single Sign-On; SIP 2 Self CheckTipasa (ILL); Talis (Reading lists and Digitised Content); EzProxy; DSpace (research repository); Intota (Knowledge Base); JUSPN/ANoSuzy Bailey is new Coordinator, Digital Library (replacing Susan Tegg who retired in 2020).No
Massey University LibraryAcquisitions; Cataloguing; Circulation; EDIFACT; ERM; Mobile Worklists; Patron API; Scheduler/Task Builder; SIP 2 Self CheckWorldshare ILL, and TIPASA patron interface to WSILL; RapidILL integrated with TIPASA; eReserve copyright and reading list management system links with our catalogue/EDSPatron API--getting patron records from Student Management Systems into Sierra seamlessly; EBSCO API updating transaction records from our Catalogue into EDS to show item status (i.e. available or checked out with return date).NoNew Zealand went into 6 weeks lockdown in March 2020, the University was closed, and we had to devise a means of helping both our domestic and overseas students access resources online.

Also, we managed well when campuses were on different covid-19 alert levels while some working on sites, and others working from home (WFH). Having mobile computers, stable Internet connectivity when WFH and VPN proven to be so helpful in these challenges.
No
Murdoch UniversityAcquisitions; ArticleReach; Cataloguing; Circulation; EDIFACT; Enterprise Backup; ERM; External Patron Verification (LDAP); INN-Reach (Bonus+); Patron API; Serials; SIP 2 Self CheckN/AN/ANoNoMigrating Sierra to Murdoch Azure cloud hosting; Sierra SAML authentication; Evaluating discovery service options.
State Library of South AustraliaAcquisitions; Cataloguing; Circulation; Enterprise Backup; ERM; Online patron registration; Patron API; Scheduler/Task Builder; RSS Feeds; Serials; Web Access Management; Web BridgePutty; Anzio; EZproxyBib for extracting descriptive metadata; Patron api to determine if a user can print and patron registration.NoNew site coordinator Chris Jones.Testing Summon discovery layer; Implement OAI-PMH scheduled for Sierra 5.4; Feasibility of separate Archive management system that is also discoverable by Summon.
State Library of WAAcquisitions; Cataloguing; CIRCA; Circulation; EDIFACT; Enterprise Backup; ERM; Online patron registration; Pathfinder Pro; Patron API; RSS Feeds; Scheduler/Task Builder; Serials; Web Access Management; Web Bridge; SIP 2 Self CheckSyndetics; EnvisionwarePatron - accessing eResources.No2019 - moved to iii cloud.Need to review our LMS contract and go to market for a LMS.
Sutherland Shire LibraryAcquisitions; Cataloguing; Circulation; Decision Center; Ecommerce; Airpac; ILL; Pathfinder Pro; RSS Feeds; Scheduler/Task Builder; Serials; SIP 2 Self Check; Web Access ManagementSMTP2Go mail server for Sierra noticesREST API for custom online patron registration form.NoImplementation of Recollect in February 2020 as our digital asset management system. Recollect assets are harvested into Encore.Development partner for Vega - We are currently in negotiation with Innovative regarding pricing agreement.
SOLUS library app - Launch expected July 2021.
Library service will be going no fines from 01/07/2021.
University of MelbourneAcquisitions; Airpac; ArticleReach; Cataloguing; CIRCA; Circulation; Decision Center; Ecommerce; EDIFACT; ERM; INN-Reach (Bonus+); Mobile Worklists; Online patron registration; Pathfinder Pro; Patron API; RSS Feeds; Scheduler/Task Builder; Serials; Single Sign-On; SIP 2 Self CheckN/AN/ANoSyndetics book jackets and content enrichment added to Webpac. Using MARCIVE for authority control and bib record enrichment.Local Oracle support for SSO being withdrawn so awaiting SAML development in 5.4; NCIP implementation with Relais; University student portal integration redeveloped with new APIs; Review of circ parameters.