Friday, 17 April 2015

Call for presentations - COSA 2015

COSA 2015 wants YOU!

Conference success by a kid businessman
Have you done something interesting in your library with your SirsiDynix software? 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 beautiful Parramatta this 14th-15th October, so your peers can watch in awe as you tell us all about it!

The COSA Committee is looking for presentations from libraries using SirsiDynix products, 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 even a vendor you worked with on the project, and talk for half as long!

This year, we're also looking to hear from people who use the MarcEdit software, thanks to a number of requests we've received. Are you willing to talk for 15 minutes about how you use the program? If we have several people who come forward, are you willing to take part in a panel, instead? If you're experienced with MarcEdit and willing to share your knowledge, please let the Committee know how you use the software, so we can look at presentation/panel topics.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

COSA 2015 Venue Confirmed!

COSA 2015 will be held in Parramatta, NSW. The venue and dates have been confirmed:

Location: Novotel Parramatta
Dates: 12-15 October (a Monday to Thursday conference this time).

Pre-conference training will happen on Monday & Tuesday.
The Conference will occur on Wednesday and Thursday.

Training subjects and the conference programme are still being worked on, and will be posted as soon as the COSA Committee and SirsiDynix are able.

Anyone with ideas for presentations is more than welcome to contact a member of the COSA Committee. If you're unsure whether you'll be able to fill an entire presentation slot, remember you can co-present with another library staff member or a vendor, and only talk for half the time!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

COSA User Conference 2014 - Registration open

The 2014 COSA User Conference Registration website is now up ( As in previous years you can pay online using a Credit card, or by Tax Invoice or Cheque (just follow the instructions, in the "Event Details" section, located at the bottom of the Eventbrite Registration page).

The latest version of the program and training details are available from here. If you downloaded the earlier version of the program, please replace it with this version (dated October 2014 - v1.8.3).

Hope to see many of you at this year's conference!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Notice for COSA AGM 2014 (+ Agenda)

Notice for COSA AGM 2014

The 2014 Annual General Meeting of members of Customers of SirsiDynix Australasia (COSA, Inc.) will be held at the Angliss Conference Centre (William Angliss Institute), 555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne on Friday 24th October at 9:00am.

All SirsiDynix customers are welcome to attend the AGM, even if they are not COSA members. While voting is restricted to financial members, comments and suggestions regarding the COSA user group, the conference and related matters are welcome and sought from all SirsiDynix customers.

The Agenda for the meeting can be downloaded from here.

Note that as part of Agenda Item 6, COSA members will be asked to vote on a couple of proposed changes to the wording of constitution.

If you are a COSA member and would like to vote on this proposal, but will not be attending the AGM, please fill in a Proxy Voting Form. You will need to sign it and give it to a COSA member who will be attending the AGM, so that they can vote on your behalf. If you do not know a COSA member who will be attending the AGM, you can send your signed Proxy Voting Form (along with your voting instructions), to the COSA Secretary (Elizabeth Sinclair at