BLUEcloud? Workflows? Symphony? - Clearing up Confusion over Library Services

Modified on Mon, 08 May 2023 at 09:18 AM

WYLD uses the SirsiDynix Symphony Integrated Library System (ILS). This database underlies all the various programs for staff and patron access.  What’s inside?  About 1.1 million bibliographic records, 3.4 million copies, 400,000 patron records, and approximately 4 million circulation transactions annually.

Staff use Workflows for circulation, cataloging & serials management, reports, acquisitions, academic reserves management, etc.   Library staff can also use SymphonyWeb* to access most of the functions of Workflows through a web browser.  *access to SymphonyWeb requires an additional license fee for each library login

Because the library system is built on standards, we are able to add other library services into the staff and patron experiences.  Examples of programs that are integrated into the ILS are:

  • Interlibrary Loan software (OCLC’s VDX)
  • SmartPort for cataloging materials
  • Debt collection programs
  • Collection analysis tools (e.g. Collection HQ)


BLUEcloud is a SirsiDynix term used to identify a group of software products that are intended to be updated frequently and to be more responsive to libraries’ needs. It is considered a ‘next-generation’ library management service (LMS).

WYLD is already using BLUEcloud!  

  • Mobile Staff (circulation functions on a tablet, e.g. an iPad)
  • Analytics (web-based reporting)

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