At our offices here on Bourke St Melbourne there is a cabinet full of corporate memories. They include pens, mousemats, squishy things in the shapes of computers (stress balls I assume?), name tags, pins, etched champagne flutes, and a grass stained golf ball.
What is unique about our LMS is that whilst the name stamped on each piece of corporate paraphernalia has changed over the years, what has remained the same is the purity of the product it represents.
The library management system that is now called Spydus8 has evolved over the years in look and also in name:
- URICA (Universal Real-time Information Control Administration) >> ANZ URICA >> SEA-URICA >> URICA-2000 >>Spydus >> Spydus8
The company, too, has seen some changes:
- AWA (Amalgamated Wireless Australiasia) >> GA (General Automation) >> Sanderson >>Civica
I took this quick photo on my iPhone a few wks ago in preparation for the 30 years Ryde Library celebration. (Anne Holmes from Boroondara Libraries has already correctly identified that it is missing an “AWA” piece of paraphernalia. You just can’t get anything past some people.) I’ll talk about Ryde specifically in “30 years on (part 2)” but for now this post is simply about memories and branded objects.
There are many of you who have been on the Civica journey for a long time – and for your sake I hope you have managed to get some good pens/notebooks etc from us – whilst others are just beginning that journey.
Another 30 years or so and who knows what might be in that cabinet… We’re always open to suggestions for “free-stuff-you-get-at-conferences” if you think that pens just don’t cut it anymore.