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COSA 2024 - Rydges Southbank, Brisbane QLD, Wed-Thur 16-17 October 2024
COSA for 2024 has been confirmed and will be in-person in Brisbane in October 2024, with the option to register to attend remotely/online again this year.

Call for presentations - COSA 2024 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 Accommodation options
Rydges Southbank is offering a 20% discount of their best flexible rate online (excluding special offers) to all delegates attending the conference. Delegates are welcome to book their accommodation directly with the hotel via:
Online bookings: www.rydges.com/private-page/residential-delegate-direct-booking-page
Telephone: 07 3364 0800 (please let your Reservations Representative know the Conference Name and date)

Please note rooms are not being held and rates are subject to availability at the time of booking and discount may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. 
A 24 hour cancellation policy applies to all reservations. Any booking cancelled after 14:00 the day prior will incur a charge equivalent to one night's accommodation.

Other hotels nearby as an alternative are:
Mantra, 161 Grey St, SouthBank
Novotel, 38 Cordelia St
Emporium Hotel, 267 Grey St

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 conference fees, travel and accommodation expenses paid by COSA. Find out more here.

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COSA 2023 - Renewed and Returned! Inperson in Melbourne and online
COSA 2023 was held 5-6 October 2023, at William Angliss TAFE in Melbourne, with online attendance via Zoom also offered
Some of the topics covered were Building a website from scratch, Under the Hood Symphony configuration, Analysis of circulation across the state of Victoria, Bulk uploading of local history images to Portfolio
This was the first year a COSA Scholarship was offered and was won by Susan Courtland from City of Kalamunda, who gave a presentation on setting up a new branch within a shopping center.

The COSA AGM 2023 was held on Monday 9 October 2023 as a Zoom meeting only.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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