PROVO, Utah-August 3, 2004-Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries, today announced that the Charles Sturt Library Service (City of Charles Sturt, South Australia), a Geac BookPlus customer for 22 years, will install the Horizon Information Management System.
The Charles Sturt Library Service sought a new library management system that would offer users the luxury of a sophisticated graphical interface along with advanced options for portal customization and self-service. The library also wanted to provide staff with high levels of flexibility and functionality in customizing the system to meet local needs. After a detailed RFP process, the library selected the Horizon Information Management System.
"We sought a product and a vendor that would lead the future of library automation, and we are excited about the vision and industry leadership Dynix has shown in embracing emerging technologies and standards," said Manager of Library Services Phillipa Webb. "We are confident in the company's ability to deliver products and services that will help us provide first-rate service to our users, both immediately and for the long haul."
Through the move to the Horizon Information Management System and to Horizon Information Portal, patrons will now enjoy consolidated searching, enabling them to search all of the library's collections and online resources with a single query and a single point of authentication. Additionally, through the implementation of Horizon Enriched Content, users will enjoy the benefit of seeing cover art and reading book reviews when they search the library catalog.
"We are proud to announce our new partnership with Charles Sturt Library Service," said Dynix Vice President and General Manager for Asia Pacific Petros Demetriou. "Charles Sturt is a forward-thinking library and is a natural fit with our Dynix culture, products, and vision. We look forward to a long and successful relationship and are pleased that the Horizon system will enhance the library's admirable record of providing leading service to its users."
With six branches, the Charles Sturt Library Service serves a population of 103,000 people , many of whom speak Vietnamese, Greek, Italian, and Arabic. The library circulates 1 million items annually.
Dynix is the global leader in new-name sales of library management systems and has the largest installed customer base of any library technology vendor. As a committed advocate of the library community, Dynix serves academic, special, school, public, and consortium libraries in over 40 countries. Dynix has more than 100 professional librarians on staff and proven experience in software leadership. Since 1983, Dynix has provided 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.