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Multitype Automation Group In Cooperation (MAGIC) is a consortium of libraries using a shared library automation system. MAGIC members include public, school, special, and academic libraries.
MAGIC membership brings the following benefits:
For information on how your library can become a MAGIC member, please contact Anne Slaughter (anne [dot] slaughter [at] railslibraries [dot] info or 630.734.5127).
For assistance using MAGIC's library automation system, please contact the MAGIC library at which you are registered.
History of MAGIC
DuPage Library System (DLS) was organized in June 1966 under the provisions of the 1965 Illinois Library System Act. Originally called DuPage County Library System, it consisted of 11 public libraries. Five Kane County libraries joined the system in 1968, and the word county was dropped from its name. In 1973, DLS purchased the former telephone company building in Geneva, built in 1916 and subsequently renovated. In 1988, DLS converted to a multitype library system, allowing membership for academic, special, and school libraries. In 2010, DLS merged with the four other library systems in Northern Illinois in 2010 to become Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS).
In 1979, DLS contracted with CLSI Library Management System to begin building an automated union catalog of members’ holdings. Six public libraries joined the effort at that time. In 1991, Multitype Automation Group in Consortium (MAGIC) was established. In 1992, some public libraries left the DLS consortium and formed Library Integrated Network Consortium (LINC). MAGIC transitioned to LIB 100+ software in 1993 when CLSI merged with GEAC. In 1997, the consortium migrated to Dynix. MAGIC moved to the SirsiDynix Symphony platform in 2008, and began to implement BLUEcloud products in 2012.
|Shared Catalog Members||Catalog Link|
|Bensenville Community Public Library District||BV|
|Bensenville Elementary School District #2 -- Blackhawk Middle School|
|Bensenville Elementary School District #2 -- Tioga Elementary School Library|
|Bensenville Elementary School District #2 -- WA Johnson Elementary School Library|
|Carol Stream Public Library|
|Kaneville Public Library District||KN|
|Messenger Public Library of North Aurora||ME|
|National University of Health Sciences -- Learning Resource Center||NU|
|Oak Brook Public Library||OB|
|Poplar Creek Public Library District -- Main Library||PC|
|Poplar Creek Public Library District -- Sonya Crawshaw Branch||PH|
|Saint Patrick Catholic School||SP|
|Sugar Grove Public Library District||SG|
|Theosophical Society in America -- Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library|
|Town and Country Public Library District||TC|
|Wheaton Academy -- Wheaton Academy Library||WA|
|Wood Dale Public Library District||WD|