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Join us for COSA 2022!
Join fellow colleagues and SirsiDynix, at the Customers of SirsiDynix Australasia (COSA) annual user group conference October 26-27, 2022. Learn from fellow users as they present software tips & tricks, share how open access is creating diversity and equity within communities, Successes in PIN security, BLUEcloud Mobile ins and outs, and much more!
The best part? This event is free, online, and packed with ways to make your software sing. Register today!
Session topics will include:

  • Cataloguing with Voice Control—Adam Cios, Blue Mountain City Council
  • Implementing Pin Security—Kathy Haese, Public Library Services, SAPLN
  • Setting Up BLUEcloud Mobile App—Bruce Morgan, City of Parramatta Libraries
  • Adding Sparkle to Your Enterprise Design—Lloyd Brady & Zak Eichenbaum, Libraries Victoria
  • Click and Collect with BLUEcloud Mobile—Sarah Morphett, Public Library Services, SAPLN
  • SirsiDynix Q&A

And more!
Don’t miss this years’ exciting, informative meeting—register today!

SirsiDynix Q&A

SirsiDynix staff will be available to answer your questions about products, services, and software development plans on Day 2 of the COSA Conference. Submit your questions for the SirsiDynix Q&A session HERE.

COSA 2022 to be a Virtual Conference - 26-27 October 2022
Theme - Open All Hours

The COSA program is nearly complete and registration will open (with program) towards end of September via email blast to all APAC customers.
We have presentations on setting up BC Mobile, Implementing PIN security, BC Visibility+, Community Engagement Platform 2.0, Libraries Australia Reporting, and many more.
Pre-conference training will be on Monday 24 Oct and Tuesday 25 Oct - half day sessions on: BC Central setup, Symphony Inventory, Data Control Q&A, Enterprise Q&A. Please go to Mentor to find and register for the classes.

The COSA Committee have decided that the 2022 COSA Conference will be held online as a purely virtual event again this year, rather than an in-person conference. It will be on Weds-Thurs 26-27 October 2022.
There are several factors influencing this decision, notably the continued uncertainty about the COVID situation later this year, and whether staff, especially interstate staff, will be permitted by their organisations to attend an in-person conference. There also remain risks around the availability of suitable venues during these uncertain times.

 
Having said that, we feel the success of the 2021 virtual conference, and the positive feedback we received from attendees, makes it a suitable option again for 2022.
 
COSA Membership Fees waived for 2021-22 Financial Year
 
Due to the delays in processing invoices for the 2021-22 COSA membership fees, and the fact that we have not needed to fund a full in-person conference, the Committee have agreed to waive the COSA membership fee for 2021-22. So, the next membership invoice that you receive will be for the 2022-23 financial year. Everyone who was a financial member for 2020-21 remains a full member, but you will not have to pay for your 2021-22 membership.
 

Call for presentations - COSA 2022 needs YOU! 

Have you done something interesting in your library? 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, 2022 and tell us about it!
 
The COSA Committee is looking for presentations from libraries about anything you have been able to offer your customers, 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 with a SirsiDynix product specialist or even a vendor you worked with on the project, and talk for half as long! Sessions are usually only 30 mins but could be longer if wanted.
Contact any member of the COSA committee to suggest ideas.

COSA 2021 - Online - A Future Vision

COSA 2021 was held as a virtual conference on 19-20 October 2021

There were several Pre-conference training sessions offered earlier as usual, but also virtual. 

Powerpoints from the presentations have been added under the Documents tab and are visible when logged in, topics included:  When Disaster strikes ; Development of a Digital Archive ; CloudSource Open Access ; Developing Core Application Services ; Online User Registration ; Enterprise Rivers ; Custom EDI procedures for Acquisitions ; TALIS integration of Symphony and Mailchimp.

COSA 2021 AGM - Online

The Customers of SirsiDynix Australasia user group held its Annual General Meeting online at 12pm (AEDT) Friday, 22 October, 2021. Minutes are available under the Documents tab, to all current COSA members.

 


COSA 2020 - Melbourne, Rydges on Swanston , CANCELLED

Due to the on-going COVID-19 situation, the COSA committee has taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Conference which had been scheduled to take place in Melbourne in October 2020.

We are hoping to re-schedule the conference in 2022, same city and venue and similar dates. We will post when this is confirmed.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 
 


COSA 2019 - Sydney

After a successful 2019 conference in Sydney the presentations are available now under the Documents tab when you have logged in

Our keynote speaker this year was 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.

We had 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.


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


Queries?

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