PROVO, Utah – April 10, 2003 – Dynix announced today that it has entered a product development and technology-sharing partnership with YBP Library Services that will streamline the acquisition process for joint customers using the Horizon Information Management System.
Under the partnership, YBP customers using Horizon will be able to place EDIFACT orders directly from the acquisitions module of their Horizon system. This capability has already been successfully tested and is in use by several libraries around the world, including Asbury Theological Seminary (Kentucky, USA), McMaster University (Ontario, Canada), and the University of Canterbury (New Zealand).
In the coming months, Dynix and YBP will be testing several new services for joint customers, including EDIFACT invoicing from YBP through the Horizon Information Management System. As well, Dynix and YBP are working to streamline acquisition workflows through the use of local data embedded in MARC records. For example, testing will soon be underway to use MARC data in the automatic creation of Horizon records for orders placed using YBP's GOBI system, the world's first Web-based bibliographic information database.
“Our work with Dynix will allow our mutual customers to enjoy a more seamless workflow,” said Ann-Marie Breaux, system vendor liaison at YBP. “We are excited to be working with Dynix to increase staff efficiency for the customers we share.”
“Our partnership with YBP is aimed at helping Dynix customers achieve additional functionality using the Horizon Information Management System,” said Dynix President and CEO Jack Blount. “We are further automating the acquisition process for our academic libraries and all the joint customers we share with YBP, one of the industry's leading collection management services.”
YBP Library Services,, a subsidiary of Baker & Taylor, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to libraries around the world. YBP provides comprehensive approval plans, flexible notification/slip plans, strong continuations services, cataloging and physical processing services, and the first Web-based bibliographic information database, GOBI. For more information about YBP, visit www.ybp.com.
Celebrating its twentieth year of service to the library community, Dynix is the world's pioneer provider of library information management systems. As a committed advocate of the library community, Dynix serves academic, special, school, public, and consortium libraries in over 40 countries. With more than 100 professional librarians on staff and proven experience in software leadership, Dynix is focused on providing customers visionary technology solutions that support the latest industry standards and offer intuitive functionality. For complete corporate information and a guide to Dynix products and services, visit www.dynix.com.