Dallas Independent School District (DISD), the eighth largest district in the United States, recently signed a contract with Dynix Scholar to automate 200 K-12 schools. DISD, with 142,000 students, 10,000 teachers, and over a million titles, is one of the first districts of this size to automate all schools using a centralized, fully-integrated library automation solution.
DISD installed a minimum of four systems of each of four vendors in representative schools, and then did its own evaluation of performance and user reactions. Dynix Scholar was selected after the evaluation period ended.
Currently, DISD has installed the Scholar system at five schools with the remainder of schools to be online by January, 1995.
Dynix Scholar's integrated library automation system, tailored to the K-12 marketplace, uses either PC or minicomputer-based hardware. The system can accommodate either single or multi-school implementations. Dynix Scholar, a division of Dynix, Inc., has been installed in more than 900 schools in the United States.
This system is not among the 29 microcomputer-based library systems evaluated in the March/April and May/June 1993 issues of Library Technology Reports because the vendor declined to submit its software for evaluation.
[Contact: Dynix, Inc., 151 East 1700 South, Provo, UT 84606-9911; (801) 375-2770; Fax (801) 373-1889.]