PROVO, UTAH (October 13, 2011) – After an extensive four-year search, the Mountain State University Library has chosen SirsiDynix Symphony as its integrated library system and SirsiDynix Enterprise as its discovery platform. A private institution based in Beckley, West Virginia, Mountain State University serves students not only in West Virginia, but all over the globe via branch campuses, online classes and distance education. Mountain State Technical Services Librarian Valerie Sellards said the Library believes the SirsiDynix solutions bring answers to the question of how best to serve its patrons.
"SirsiDynix was willing to work with us from the very first contact, and has communicated with us regularly about new developments. [Our SirsiDynix representative] made the staff feel like we were already part of the SirsiDynix family," Sellards said. "That, coupled with the amazing functionality of Symphony and Enterprise, made it clear that they were the vendor for us."
With the new Enterprise discovery platform, library patrons will be able to search the catalog and theelectronic databases all at the same time. Checking library accounts, paying fines and renewing books can be done anywhere, anytime, saving a trip to the library. Course reserves will also be searchable; and the Enterprise "fuzzy logic" functionality will forgive typing or spelling errors, still bringing up results.
"Enterprise will offer the students so many more applications that our current catalog system cannot," said Judy Altis, Director of Library and Technology Resources. "We are so excited about the improved services we can provide to all students, faculty and staff once the system is in place."
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