HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-November 16, 2005-SirsiDynix announced today that Campbell University, in Buies Creek, North Carolina, recently selected the SirsiDynix Unicorn Library Management System for improved access to its libraries' resources for students, faculty, and staff. Along with Unicorn, the university also selected SirsiDynix's hosted SingleSearch federated search tool and hosted Resolver OpenURL linking technology to improve the information discovery process for its students and faculty. SirsiDynix SingleSearch offers simultaneous searching of all library electronic resources for the quickest, most efficient searching possible, while SirsiDynix Resolver provides easy retrieval of information by linking related content among various e-resources.
"The new system will provide greatly enhanced searching capabilities for users," stated Dr. Ronnie W. Faulkner, director of library services at Campbell University. Dr. Faulkner also indicated that the system is being funded by a $100,000 Federal LSTA Grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and by a private matching grant from the Felburn Foundation of Silver Springs, Maryland.
"We are gratified at this funding," said Dr. Faulkner. "The grants serve as proof of the confidence of others in the continued excellence of Campbell University."
About Campbell University
The Libraries of Campbell University include the Carrie Rich Memorial Library, the Law Library, the Business Library, and the Curriculum Materials/ Media Center. These libraries, with some 300,000 print items and extensive microform and electronic access, serve some 4,000 students on the main campus and over 2,700 at off-campus sites, including Fort Bragg, Pope Air Force Base, the Research Triangle Park, etc.
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.