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March 29th, 2013
Did you know that Date Macros can be used instead of the numeric format in Spydus date fields? They should be written in capital letters with NO space. Try these when you are next required to do a search (for example, new items added in the LASTMONTH).
NEXTMONTH Next month in the format mmm yyyy, e.g. JAN 2013.
THISMONTH The current year in the format yyyy, e.g. 2013.
NEXTYEAR Next year in the format yyyy, e.g. 2013.
LASTYEAR The previous year in the format yyyy, e.g. 2013.
TODAY Today’s date in the format dd mmm yyyy, e.g. 1 JAN 2013.
YESTERDAY Yesterday’s date in the format dd mmm yyyy.
TOMORROW Tomorrow’s date in the format dd mmm yyyy.
NEXTWEEK The date seven days from now in the format dd mmm yyyy, e.g. if today’s date is 4 JAN 2013 then NEXTWEEK is 11 JAN 2013.
LASTWEEK The date seven days ago now in the format dd mmm yyyy, e.g. if today’s date is 4 JAN 2013 then LASTWEEK is 28 DEC 2012.
THISMONTH The current month in the format mmm, e.g. JAN.
LASTMONTH The previous month in the format mmm, e.g. DEC.
* An asterisk can be used for Wildcard Searching
March 26th, 2013
IFLA 2013, 17-23 August – Who is Coming to Singapore?
If you are planning to visit Singapore for this international library networking event please let us know. Civica South East Asia would be pleased to meet you and arrange some visits to our customer sites so you can get an idea about the varied libraries in Singapore that we service. Maybe make some new library friends too! Contact: Jannine Connors firstname.lastname@example.org
TAFE Australasia Library Conference 2013, 21-22 November
Civica is sponsoring this event, please visit us on our stand. More details closer to the event.
March 24th, 2013
We are pleased to advise the appointment of Haydon Ryan to the role of Account Manager for Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and New Zealand.
Haydon has worked with Civica for a number of years in Help Desk for Civica Library and has broad experience in our solution set and knowledge of our customers.
We are very pleased to be able to provide continuity for our customers and opportunities for our staff.
March 23rd, 2013
Update by Emerald Leung
As some of you might remember I visited Timor-Leste in 2011 as a member of the Libraries for Timor-Leste group. During this time we travelled to many libraries and saw the efforts (and struggles) of many libraries in the country to have relevant collections and services for their communities.
As there is no public library system yet in Timor-Leste, raising funds to be able to support libraries and education and literacy in Timor-Leste is a key activity of the Libraries for Timor-Leste group, and in March this year after many months of planning by the Committee and supporters, the Annual Trivial Night was held, to great success. Held at the West Geelong Town Hall and with tables booked out well in advance, the event raised over $30,000 which will certainly go a long way to supporting libraries.
It was great to see a strong presence from the Spydus community, including library managers from Boorondara, Maribyrnong and Goldfields supporting the event.
The Libraries for Timor-Leste organisation is of course keen to continue raising funds, and awareness, so if you would like more information please visit the website below to discover more.