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January 22, 2003

epixtech, inc.. epixtech changes company name to Dynix. epixtech, the world’s leading provider of information management systems and technologies for libraries, announced today that it has relaunched its corporate identity and changed its name to Dynix. [Full Announcement].

January 13, 2003

epixtech, inc.. epixtech completes senior team with appointment of Sales VP for Asia Pacific. epixtech announced the appointment of Petros Demetriou as vice president of sales for the Asia Pacific region, effective immediately. In his new role, Demetriou will oversee new sales and customer sales efforts for epixtech in Australasia and the Pacific Rim. [Full Announcement].

December 11, 2002

epixtech, inc.. Dynix customers look toward the Horizon. epixtech announced six Dynix customers have chosen to migrate to Horizon Sunrise during the past quarter. Broome County Library (Binghamton, NY), Carroll Library Partnership (Westminster, MD), Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative (Tampa Bay, FL), Pasadena Independent School District (Pasadena, TX), the Tampa Bay Library Consortium (Tampa Bay, FL) and the Trumbull Library System (Trumbull, CT). [Full Announcement].

November 18, 2002

epixtech, inc.. Strength in Partnership permeates first CODI/HUG Joint Conference. More than 700 attendees assembled for the first joint users'' conference where customers of both Dynix and Horizon library systems convened to collaborate on topics ranging from authorities cataloging to Z39.50. [Full Announcement].

November 08, 2002

epixtech, inc.. epixtech customers meet in first joint users' group conference. epixtech announced that more than 700 representatives from customer libraries will attend the first joint users'' group conference for epixtech customers, scheduled for November 11-13 in Orlando, Florida. The 2002 CODI/HUG Joint Conference is the first time customers of both Dynix and Horizon library automation systems will join together in a collaborative forum to address current topics impacting epixtech customers and today''s libraries. [Full Announcement].

October 28, 2002

epixtech, inc.. epixtech appoints longtime University Librarian as Customer Relations Manager for Asia Pacific Region. epixtech announced today the appointment of Margareta Nicholas of the University of South Australia as customer relations manager for the company''s Asia Pacific region. [Full Announcement].

October 08, 2002

epixtech, inc.. epixtech appointments combine library expertise, leadership in product management and excellence in communication. epixtech announced the appointment of three new marketing directors. Steve Nielsen, director of market management; Scott Nelson is the company''s new senior director of product management, and Chris Ross will serve as senior director of marketing communications. [Full Announcement].

September 30, 2002

epixtech, inc.. epixtech Promotes Company Veteran. epixtech announced the promotion of Gretchen Freeman to vice president of library strategy. Her role will involve working with epixtech''s senior leadership team to create strategic direction for the company and its products and services for libraries. [Full Announcement].

September 10, 2002

epixtech, inc.. Award-winning Canadian Library to install Horizon Sunrise. epixtech announces that the Winnipeg Public Library will migrate from its Dynix automation system to epixtech''s next generation Horizon Sunrise system. A Dynix customer since 1989, the library announced that its migration to Horizon Sunrise will include the immediate installation of several complimentary epixtech products, including iPac, TeleCirc II, PC Reliance, and Resource Sharing System interlibrary loan software. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2002

epixtech, inc.. epixtech expands operations in Europe. epixtech announced today an expansion of its operations in Europe to include a corporate office located in Ahrensburg, Germany to support German and central European customers. G¡§¹nter Jacobs has been named managing director for the new epixtech office, which has already begun to provide support and other services. [Full Announcement].

epixtech, inc.. epixtech enhances worldwide strategy with appointment of regional sales Vice Presidents. epixtech announced the appointment of two vice presidents of sales. Brian Stern, vice president of sales for the Americas. Mark Carden, vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, will oversee sales in that region. The company also announced that it is actively recruiting a new vice president of sales for the Asia Pacific region. [Full Announcement].

August 6, 2002

epixtech, inc.. epixtech asserts global focus with changes in senior management. epixtech has appointed Mark Calkins to serve as the company''s first senior vice president of global marketing. Sarah Buehler, director of human resources since 2000, was promoted to vice president of global human resources. Ty Brown, vice president of operations at epixtech since 2000, was officially made vice president of global operations. [Full Announcement].

July 16, 2002

epixtech, inc.. Whistler Public Library moves ahead with Horizon Sunrise. Whistler Public Library (WPL) in Whistler, B.C., has chosen epixtech''s Horizon Sunrise system as its new automation solution. [Full Announcement].

July 12, 2002

epixtech, inc.. St. John's College: Santa Fe Signs ASP Contract with epixtech. St. John''s College in Santa Fe, NM, a Micro VTLS customer since 1994, has signed an ASP contract for Horizon Sunrise from epixtech. [Full Announcement].

epixtech, inc.. New Hampshire Law Library signs up for Horizon Sunrise. In a move that will automate the only public law library in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Law Library signed a contract to purchase Horizon Sunrise. The moves comes less than a month after the New Hampshire State Library finalized plans to adopt epixtech''s Universal Resource Sharing Application to maintain its statewide union catalog. [Full Announcement].

July 8, 2002

epixtech, inc.. Six More Dynix Customers Select Horizon Sunrise. epixtech has signed contracts with six Dynix customers that will join the nearly 175 Dynix libraries that have migrated to Horizon Sunrise. These Dynix customers migrating to Horizon Sunrise include Burlington Public Library (IA), Capital Region Board of Cooperative Educational Services (Latham, NY), Colby-Sawyer College (New London, NH), Evanston/Skokie School District #65 (Skokie, IL), Ft. Lewis Library System (WA), and Sioux City Community Schools (IA). [Full Announcement].

June 13, 2002

epixtech, inc.. Four new ARL Libraries join Borrow Direct Partnership Using URSA from epixtech. This fall, students and faculty at Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, and Princeton University will be able to initiate their own interlibrary loans with expanded access to seven Academic Research library collections. Thanks to epixtech''s Universal Resource Sharing System, these libraries have joined with Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University as part of the Borrow Direct partnership established in 1999. Borrow Direct now consists of seven ARL libraries serving thousands of students, faculty, and staff at these institutions. [Full Announcement].

June 12, 2002

. epixtech Names Jack Blount as President and Chief Executive Officer. epixtech inc. announced that Jack Blount has been named president and chief executive officer of the company. Blount, who has more than twenty-seven years of successful management experience, will be responsible for directing epixtech''s strategic direction and day-to-day operations. Lana Porter, former president and CEO, has assumed the position of vice chairman of the epixtech Board of Directors. [Full Announcement].

epixtech, inc.. epixtech Announces Release of DigitaLink. epixtech, the world’’s leading provider of integrated library systems, unveiled DigitaLink, an integrated digital library solution. DigitaLink is a state-of-the-art digital library solution designed to create and manage digital content for libraries of all types and sizes. The primary components of DigitaLink are its capabilities to create, store and update metadata fields, even from remote locations. Combined with epixtech’’s iPac, DigitaLink delivers the most comprehensive search engine available today for library collections. [Full Announcement].

June 11, 2002

epixtech, inc.. New Hampshire State Library chooses epixtech for statewide union catalog. The New Hampshire State Library is upgrading the library automation system used by the New Hampshire Automated Information System to Horizon Sunrise and the Universal Resource Sharing Application from epixtech. The move will help the State Library to maintain the union catalog of more than 1.5 million records and to provide interlibrary loan services for the nearly 400 NHAIS libraries. The public, school, academic, health sciences, and special libraries that comprise NHAIS will at last be able to share resources entirely through a web interface. [Full Announcement].