HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—September 1, 2005— SirsiDynix announced today that the Delaware Division of Libraries / State Library has chosen the SirsiDynix Unicorn Library Management System, as well as SirsiDynix Rooms context management technology, SirsiDynix SingleSearch federated search tool, SirsiDynix Resolver OpenURL reference linking technology, and SirsiDynix Director's Station business intelligence tool, to support the foundation for the creation of a statewide library catalog. In phase one, the Delaware Division of Libraries / State Library, together with libraries in Kent and Sussex Counties, the four Delaware Technical & Community College libraries, and the Delaware Public Archives, will integrate their holdings into a single catalog to benefit from economies of scale, consolidated library technology infrastructure and support, and improved access to library resources and information throughout the state. The new catalog will make it easier for library users in Delaware to explore all types of resources – including ebooks, audiobooks, licensed content, and virtual reference – through a single search interface.
Delaware Division of Libraries / State Library signs with Sirsi in May of 2005. From left to right: Mary Catherine Hopkins, Milton Public Library; Rick Geisenberger, Assistant Secretary of State; Liz Hamilton, Frankford Public Library; Jennifer Pilant, Milford Public Library; The Honorable Harriet Smith Windsor, Secretary of State; Kay Hudson, Milford Public Library; Jane Tupin, DE Division of Libraries; Vinny Alascia, DE Division of Libraries; Annie Norman, State Librarian (signing); Tamatha Lambert, Laurel Public Library; Carol Fitzgerald, Sussex County Librarian; Chris Hayward, Harrington Public Library; Mary Miller, SirsiDynix; Peg Prouse, Del Tech & Community College
"We chose Sirsi," said Anne E.C. Norman, director and state librarian of Delaware Division of Libraries / State Library, "because it met the technology industry's best practice for security by separation of server functionality into three tiers for presentation, application, and database. Sirsi was also outstanding for investment in future innovations."
About Delaware Division of Libraries / State Library
The mission of the Delaware Division of Libraries is to provide leadership and support for the timely development of Delaware's libraries, to ensure convenient access to, and encourage use of current information resources and reading material by all Delawareans. The members of the Delaware library community are unified in the values of service, access, and excellence, and are committed to the vision of progressive libraries and the transformational impact they have on the people who use them. For more information about Delaware Division of Libraries / State Library, please see state.lib.de.us.
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.