Welcome to the COSA website

Registration open for COSA 2019

Register on Eventbrite by following this link.


Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion St, Surry Hills, Sydney 2010.

Pre-conference training Mon-Tues 28-29 October 2019
Conference Weds-Thurs 30-31 October 2019

All training is confirmed as going ahead as listed.

Use the Eventbrite link above to see all the training sessions that have been confirmed - BLUEcloud Analytics, Enterprise and Portfolio Admin basics, BLUEcloud setup and troubleshooting, Symphony System Admin Essentials, API refresher.

Our keynote speaker this year is Matt Moore. Matt teaches on the University of Technology Sydney Masters of Digital Information Management. He has worked in knowledge management, learning and development, information technology, innovation, marketing and sales for organizations such as Seven West Media, PwC, IBM, ASIC and Oracle. He has written and spoken on knowledge management in relation to artificial intelligence, social media, and post-truth.

The full program is here. We have exciting presentations from customers and SirsiDynix staff including AIATSIS project with Australian Languages, Harvest Unleashed, Getting the most out of Enterprise (by customising Marc Maps, creating new facets with MarcEdit), Adding databases in Portfolio, moving to SaaS, Data Control, BC Lists, Libraries Australia update project, Google Analytics usage, Succession planning and more.


For those interested in accommodation at the hotel:

for arrival and departure between 27/10/19 and 31/10/19

Room Type:                                          Superior  

Number of rooms:                                 20 

Rate per room per night:                       $269 Superior King room and breakfast (Single Occupancy)


Please note that the cut-off date for delegates to book the discounted rate will be by COB 26th of September, all unreserved/unsold rooms will be released back to the system.

Any guest who would like to book after this date will be offered the Best Available Rate at the time of reservation, subject to availability.

Please ask delegates to quote Block ID 657506, all guests must provide a credit card to secure the bookings and they will pay on arrival unless other arrangements have been made by the guest. Any bookings made through a third party or online will not be entitled to the special rate, only bookings made by email or phone directly with the hotel.

Email address – reservations_rydgessydneycentral@evt.com

Phone – 02 9289 0000


Is your library a member of COSA?

Membership is open to any site that is a current customer of SirsiDynix, and who is located in Australia, New Zealand or the Asia Pacific region.

Membership benefits include:

Discounted conference registration fees and pre-conference software training sessions 

  • Up to 2 staff from a financial member institution or consortium may take advantage of discounted fees. Additional staff can attend at the non-member rates, or purchase additional memberships

Voting rights at the annual general meeting, held at the conference

  • One vote per financial membership

Ability to become a committee member, to shape the future direction of the group

Discounted conference registration fees for international SirsiDynix user group conferences, such as COSUGI in the USA and COSI EMEA (usually held in Europe)

Access to a members-only area on the website, with papers and presentations on SirsiDynix software

Access to COSUGI presentations from the USA

Free access to escrow arrangements for your institution negotiated on our behalf by the American user group COSUGI


See the membership tab or email Bruce Morgan  bmorgan@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au


Call for presentations - COSA 2020 needs YOU! 

Have you done something interesting in your library with your SirsiDynix software? Have you found a creative way around a problem, or tried something that worked really well? Have your patrons responded positively to a development in your library processes, your website or your catalogue? Do you have something else related to brag about? Then join us in in October, 2020 and get a discount on registration fee when you tell us about it!
The COSA Committee is looking for presentations from libraries using SirsiDynix products, but remember: you don't have to present by yourself. Think you can't talk for a full session? Partner with another librarian/library or even a vendor you worked with on the project, and talk for half as long! Sessions are usually only 30 mins long.