HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—August 16, 2005— SirsiDynix announced today that Chester College of New England's Wadleigh Library, in Chester, New Hampshire, recently selected Sirsi.net, SirsiDynix's hosted Unicorn® Library Management System. Sirsi.net Hosted Services offers libraries the implementation and management of SirsiDynix systems by SirsiDynix-certified system administrators. Wadleigh Library staff decided that Sirsi.net fulfilled the needs of their college community – providing quick, convenient access from any location to all of the Library's information resources through an easy-to-navigate interface.
"Because of the flexibility of the Sirsi system, library staff were able to customize the software and tailor it to the needs of a small college library," said Marie Lasher, director of the Wadleigh Library. "The design of the public catalog, which is really the first thing our students see when entering the system, is clear, attractive, and allows them a variety of options for searching. It's an important component in teaching students about the many resources available to them as they prepare to do research in our library."
About Chester College of New England
Chester College of New England, located in Chester, New Hampshire, is a private, four-year institution, offering the Bachelor of Arts degree. The College offers degree programs with a focus on the visual and language arts, supported by a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Degree programs at Chester College include Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Graphic Design, Communication Arts, Photography and Media Arts, Fine Art, and a Self-Designed major, offered through the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. The College also offers courses leading to certification in Art Education. Minors are offered in photojournalism, creative writing, professional writing-publishing, and illustration. Internships and relationships with professional associations also complement and strengthen the College's offerings. The aim is to provide all students with the education, knowledge, skills, and experiences to become thoughtful citizens, as well as successful professionals.
Created in June 2005 through the merger of Dynix Corporation with Sirsi Corporation, SirsiDynix provides the broadest array of information management products and services for libraries and consortia worldwide. Both Sirsi and Dynix have had excellent track records as leading information technology providers for libraries and their users, and the new company will build on its constituents' strengths while providing more opportunities for technological innovation and growth. SirsiDynix has approximately 4,000 library and consortia clients around the world, serving more than 200 million people through more than 20,000 library outlets in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please see www.sirsidynix.com.