May 3, 2010 -- Emeryville, CA. Des Moines (IA) Public Library (DMPL), has switched to SkyRiver for its cataloging services. As SkyRiver's first library partner with a Sirsi/Dynix Horizon local system, DMPL exemplifies SkyRiver's local system independence.
Library Director, Saul Amdursky, states "I'm proud to have helped SkyRiver pioneer and test its services with our Horizon system." Technical Services Head, Dawn Work-MaKinne, says "There really was no disruption in our operations. SkyRiver just worked from day one. Even better, our suggestions for enhancing the service were appreciated and are being implemented." As with SkyRiver's other library partners, DMPL is saving significant dollars by moving to SkyRiver. Amdursky adds "It's great to know that you are helping move the library community forward while at the same time saving money for your own library."
About Des Moines Public Library
The Des Moines Public Library was founded in 1866 and serves a population of approximately 200,000. The highly active urban library with 5 branches supports several outreach programs and houses several special collections, including the Iowa Collection, which includes books and other items concerning the history and culture of the State of Iowa, with particular emphasis on the city of Des Moines.
SkyRiver (www.theskyriver.com) announced its new bibliographic utility service on October 6, 2009. SkyRiver is dedicated to the development and deployment of efficient, economical cataloging services for libraries.