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Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies moves from Dynix ILS to Horizon

Press Release: Data Research Associates, Inc. [February 01, 2005]

PROVO, Utah—February 1, 2005—Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions and services for libraries, today announced that the Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies will replace its Dynix ILS system of nine years with the Horizon Information Management System.

Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies (BCFTCS) sought a new automation system to enrich the functionality available to its staff and to expand the level of service offered to its users. This process included the evaluation of a number of systems.

"We were already a Dynix ILS customer, so we felt the Horizon system would be familiar and easy to use," said Deborah Findlay, Richmond House Library Services Manager at BCFTCS. "We were very impressed with the look and functionality of Horizon and we have been happy with the service we've received from Dynix."

The college maintains a collection of 65,000 items in its library, serving 7,000 students and staff. As part of it new Horizon deployment, BCFTCS will install Horizon Information Portal, which will provide users with channel-based customization and a new level of self-service options.

"We are extremely pleased to be extending our relationship with the Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies," said Dynix Vice President and General Manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Mark Carden. "With Horizon and Horizon Information Portal, the college will be able to continue the excellent service it provides to its users whilst exceeding students' expectations for advanced searching and customization."

About Dynix

Dynix is the world's pioneer provider 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

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Publication Year:2005
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:February 01, 2005
Publisher:Data Research Associates, Inc.
Place of Publication:St. Louis, MO
Company: Data Research Associates, Inc.
Products: Horizon
Libraries: Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:11293
Last Update:2024-05-19 06:12:48
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00