LEHI, UTAH (January 20, 2012) – SirsiDynix, the world's leading provider of library automation solutions, is entering the final stages of development for SirsiDynix Project eResource Central, a next generation electronic resource management solution for libraries, originally announced at the 2011 North American user group meeting. eResource Central bridges the gap between content providers and users, enabling libraries to manage and deliver e-resources seamlessly and cost-effectively while also handling traditional collections with proven solutions used today by more than 3,600 libraries worldwide. Initial release to select partner libraries is scheduled for Q2 of this year.
"The eResource Central Project is our answer to the disparate and disjointed e-content management, discovery and delivery systems that plague libraries today," said SirsiDynix Chief Technology Officer Talin Bingham. "Our libraries want to make e-books, e-journals, digitized collections and all types of e-resources available in a single, seamless, integrated experience for their users. eResource Central makes that wish a reality."
For library users, eResource Central provides one-click access to library resources, including e-books and e-journals, via a single user interface. This simplifies requests, downloads and matching of compatible e-books and e-reader formats. For libraries and library staff, eResource Central enables cost savings and simplifies the process of delivering content of disparate sources and formats to users by managing licensing and access rights; maintaining MARC records and metadata for library e-resources; integrating e-resource usage into circulation reporting; and managing electronic content acquisition and creation. To further support SirsiDynix library customers, eResource Central also provides end-user tools to simplify the e-resource access and download process.
eResource Central also offers economies of scale for customers, taking advantage of SirsiDynix's cloud environment and expertise to reduce the need to load and index e-resource collections locally while maintaining the library's ability to present staff and end users with a single discovery interface for all library resources. With more than 750 customers and 1,000 product implementations in the SirsiDynix cloud, eResource Central builds on time-tested and proven technology.
SirsiDynix Chief Executive Officer Bill Davison said the project is gaining momentum with negotiations underway with major content providers looking to expand their library market access by participating in the e-resource solution. As additional partnership agreements are pursued, availability of more than one million titles is anticipated for initial release. eResource Central will be available for both SirsiDynix Symphony and Horizon ILS customers and is designed to work seamlessly through SirsiDynix mobile, social and discovery products. Learn more about eResource Central for libraries by stopping by the SirsiDynix booth #2045 in the ALA Midwinter Meeting exhibit hall in Dallas this weekend.
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable and robust, offering a complete solution out-of-the-box, and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow's libraries, today. www.sirsidynix.com