von SirsiDynix4 / 5 8 Bewertungen
Wer nutzt diese Software?
Library management system which assists institutions of all sizes with cataloging, task tracking, workflow management and itemized search.
Durchschnittliche Bewertung8 Bewertungen
- Gesamt 4 / 5
- Benutzerfreundlichkeit 3.5 / 5
- Kundenservice 4 / 5
- Funktionen 4 / 5
- Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis 4 / 5
- Kostenlose Version Nein
- Kostenlose Testversion Nein
Installiert - Mac
Cloud, SaaS, Web
Installiert - Windows
24/7 (Live Vertreter)
Angaben zum Hersteller
Über SirsiDynix Symphony
SirsiDynix Symphony is the most complete and customizable integrated library system available to libraries of all types and sizes today. SirsiDynix Symphony offers library management tools that increase productivity, help identify opportunities for cost savings, and give libraries insights that will improve the end user experience. Thanks to its flexible architecture, Symphony easily accommodates new technologies and evolves as necessary to meet the changing needs of libraries and their users.
SirsiDynix Symphony Funktionen
- Barcode / RFID
- Juristische Bibliotheken
- Private Bibliotheken
- Vorratsregale verwalten
- Öffentliche Bibliotheken
Die hilfreichsten Reviews für SirsiDynix Symphony
Bewertet am 10.1.2018
Gets the job done with some training
Kommentare: day to day cataloging, weeding reports, and collection maintenance
Vorteile: Once you are trained after a few weeks it becomes easier to navigate but even after 7 years we are still learning about features we never used. It is customize able with common tasks on top, love being able to clone users to do multiple library cards at once, we like that cataloging is separate so no one accidentally deletes or edits a record. Easy to back date things when we are closed or look through holds on items.
Nachteile: Using workflows, it is not forgiving when it comes to spelling errors of any kind. Workflows requires lots of up front training and we find many of our staff use our outward public catalog to find materials instead. Many times doing advanced searching requires knowing specific catalog codes that might not be easily known for anyone at a service desk. I also think the reports feature is clunky and antiquated and we are only allowed to print reports at specific times so it doesn't overload the system. Language of side bar like ephemeral isn't easily known to librarians but seems self explanatory. Annoying to have to close all opened tabs before it will shut down.
Bewertet am 6.2.2019
Ah, my old friend SirsiDynix
Kommentare: I've been a cataloging librarian for about 10 years and this is the only program I've ever cataloged in. It functions exactly as I've ever needed it to; the acquisitions is straight forward, the cataloging functions work well and accomodate all number of media, and I have never been in a situation where I couldn't find a way to do it in Sirsi. Importing records is particularly easy, it's a great tool for copy catalogers. However, nothing is without flaws. This is a highly specialized ILS, it requires training and time to understand. None of it is particularly intuitive and some functions I've never used -- but been told not to because they're too complicated and easy to screw up. I have no hard feelings regarding these things, but I will admit, that anytime I've trained anyone to use it, it's a time-consuming and complicated process. Luckily, for training and otherwise, some 'tabs' or features can be locked or password protected to limit access to the only person that needs to use those functions. Overall, I wouldn't recommend SirsiDynix to anyone without knowing whether or not it could meet their library's needs and be worth sinking the time into training it requires.
Vorteile: It really gets the job done, and has features for everything I've ever needed it for.
Nachteile: It's difficult to learn to use and difficult to teach others how to use
Bewertet am 30.9.2018
Powerful library catalog software, feels outdated (as does all library catalog software)
Kommentare: This software manages my library catalog very well. I have used it for many years, mainly focusing on cataloging, but also in circulation of materials to patrons.
Vorteile: This software is powerful and successfully manages millions of bibliographic records for my library. It manages basically every aspect of my library's LIS, from acquisitions to cataloging, indexing, and circulation.
Nachteile: Using what they call their different "wizards" is rough, since so many different tasks are broken out into different parts of the program. So, to fully finish one catalog record and to make it ready for indexing, I have to go to multiple "wizards" within the program to finalize everything. The overall feel of the software is outdated
Bewertet am 21.8.2018
Vorteile: I love that this can make library automation easier. It has all the features need for libraries, large and small.
Nachteile: Sirsi is full of bugs. Updates don’t and can’t come fast enough. It’s not intuitive and you can do the same actions about 3 o4 different ways which is tough when training since everyone end up doing things differently. There are a ton of quirks to get used to in billing which is the worst since this causes a lot of frustration among patrons, too. If I ruled our library system, I would have chosen something else.
Bewertet am 8.8.2019
SirsiDynix Symphony WorkFlows
Vorteile: I use the SirsiDynix Symphony WorkFlows circulation module. It has a wide variety of useful functions. In addition to patron registration, check out, and discharge, you can update patron status, renew individual titles that a patron has checked out, look up single items, mark items as used (handy when books and journals are used by patrons and are not re-shelved; also good for statistics), etc.
Nachteile: We've had problems lately with patrons accessing their accounts with their password. An email response from SirsiDynix to remedy this is only valid once and is only good for 20 minutes. So we're trying to figure out how to let our patrons access their account if they forget their password or are blocked.