Welcome to the COSA website


Join us in-person for COSA 2023 - Renewed and Returned!
Join fellow colleagues and SirsiDynix, at the Customers of SirsiDynix Australasia (COSA) annual user group conference to be held Thursday 5th- Friday 6th October 2023, at William Angliss TAFE, Melbourne.

Registration is now open https://sirsidynix-cosa2023.eventbrite.com 
EarlyBird prices until end of August
Remote connection details will be provided closer to the time, to those who have registered to attend that way

Hotel - Radisson Flagstaff hotel is able to offer promotional rates to conference delegates, subject to availability. Room rate Weds/Thurs 4/5th Oct $209 per night. 
Visit www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-melbourne-flagstaff-gardens and use Promotional Code: SIRSI

Pre-conference training will be fully remote and delivered separately to the conference. There are four half-day classes during week of 25-29 Sept (please see Mentor for more details and to register). There is a limit of 20 per class. The classes being offered are BC Analytics Dossiers; Symphony Top Tips on handling data (bib, item, patron data); Introduction to BC Central; Data Control Q&A (limited to those with an API subscription)

The COSA AGM will not be held as part of the conference, it will be fully remote and information about it will be sent out separately

Conference Programpresentations to this years conference include SirsiDynix product update, Building a library website from scratch, 'Under the hood' Symphony configuration, Analysis of circulation across state of VIC, a tour of WAIT Special collections Research Room, latest on BC Mobile and BC DIscovery, Bulk uploading of a local history collection of images to Portfolio, CloudSource OpenAccess and CSOA+, and more. See the full program HERE.

COSA Scholarship
If your organisation is unable to fund your trip to the COSA conference, you may be able to win an expenses-paid scholarship to attend. The successful applicant will deliver a presentation to the conference, after having all conference fees, travel and accommodation expenses paid by COSA. Find out more here.

Call for presentations - COSA 2023 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, 2023 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 2022 - Online - Open All Hours

COSA 2022 was held as a virtual conference on 26-27 October 2022

Powerpoints from the presentations have been added under the Documents tab and are visible when logged in, topics included:  Cataloguing with Voice Control, Implementing PIN security, Open All Hours forum, Add Sparkle to your Enterprise Design, and Click and Collect with BC Mobile

COSA 2022 AGM - Online

The Customers of SirsiDynix Australasia user group held its Annual General Meeting online at 10am (AEDT) Friday, 28 October, 2022. Minutes are available under the Documents tab, to all current COSA members.


COSA 2021 - Online - A Future Vision
COSA 2021 was held as a virtual conference on 19-20 October 2021

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.


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


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