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Baldwin Public Library pursues innovation with SirsiDynix Unicorn

Press Release: SirsiDynix [October 26, 2005]

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—October 26, 2005—SirsiDynix announced today that Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, Michigan, recently selected the SirsiDynix Unicorn Library Management System. The library also chose the SirsiDynix Enterprise Portal Solution, together with the SirsiDynix Rooms content management platform, as its next-generation user interface for leading portal, online catalog, and Web capabilities. In addition, the library purchased SirsiDynix SingleSearch federated search tool, SirsiDynix Resolver OpenURL linking technology, SirsiDynix DataStream enriched content, and SirsiDynix PocketCirc wireless circulation unit.

"We are thrilled to implement the SirsiDynix system," said Marti Custer, executive director of the Baldwin Public Library. "Not only is it cost-effective but it is extremely customer-friendly. In addition, our staff is excited about the depth of training available which will allow them to better meet the needs of our patrons."

Constantly looking to improve services and customer relationships, while providing materials that are of literary, educational, recreational, and trend-setting value, Baldwin performed a needs analysis before developing a request for proposal for a new integrated library system. SirsiDynix solutions were chosen for their attractive pricing, superb functionality, intuitive interfaces, and comprehensive training.

"Our relationship with SirsiDynix staff has been wonderful," said Ms. Custer. "Any questions we've had about the SirsiDynix system have been answered on a timely basis. We appreciate that SirsiDynix's corporate culture is customer-driven."

The Baldwin Public Library aims to fill a premier spot in its community, not only as a gathering place, but also as the first stop for information, cultural, and recreational materials that enhance the quality of life for residents. As part of its vision to make Birmingham, Michigan, a more desirable place to live, to work, and to raise a family, the library is on the forefront of innovation. It was one of one of the first libraries in the state of Michigan to offer database searching to its patrons, public computers with Internet access, and wireless capabilities. Additionally, the library has implemented a time management system for Internet usage and offers over 900 downloadable audiobook titles for computer or MP3 usage.

About Baldwin Public Library

The Baldwin Public Library is located in downtown Birmingham, Michigan. First started as a book club in 1869, today, the library is a thriving focal point, known for its welcoming environment for all ages. The library serves three communities – Birmingham, Beverly Hills, and Bingham Farms that total over 30,000 residents. It houses over 150,000 items, and in 2005 the library reached its highest circulation of over 500,000. Baldwin's first-rate services, growth in usage, community support, innovative programs, and use of technology reveals a library with a commitment to excellence… a library dedicated to constantly re-evaluating its customers' needs. To reach the Baldwin Public Library call 248-647-1700 or visit

About SirsiDynix

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

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Publication Year:2005
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:October 26, 2005
Place of Publication:Huntsville, AL
Company: SirsiDynix
Products: Unicorn
Libraries: Baldwin Public Library
Subject: System announcements -- selection
System announcements -- selection
Record Number:11638
Last Update:2023-12-02 02:52:29
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00