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August 16, 2005

SirsiDynix Chester College of New England Selects SirsiDynix announced that Chester College of New England’s Wadleigh Library, in Chester, New Hampshire, recently selected, SirsiDynix’s hosted Unicorn Library Management System. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2005

SirsiDynix Heartland Regional Library System live on Sirsi Corporation announced that Heartland Regional Library System in Vienna, Missouri, has recently moved live on, Sirsi''s hosted Unicorn Library Management System. [Full Announcement].

June 10, 2001

EOS International EOS International announces E-Library service: new application service provider. EOS International announced the launch of e-Library Service, a comprehensive hosting service that delivers library automation software and system administration services to libraries over the Internet as a single, easy-to-use library automation solution [Full Announcement].

May 9, 2001

epixtech, inc.. Hennepin County Library moves to Horizon Sunrise. Hennepin County Public Library has chosen epixtech''s Horizon Sunrise system as their future library automation system. The library has used epixtech''s Dynix system since 1993. The library system serves a population of 735,000 (475,000 registered patrons), with annual circulation of 10.6 million, 400,000 bibliographic records, and 26 branches throughout suburban Hennepin County. [Full Announcement].

epixtech, inc.. epixtech (EMEA) debuts defining system and service delivery platform at European Library Information Show 2001 in June. epixtech will be the first supplier to offer European customers Library software via Application Service Provider delivery. The company is the North American leader in ASP delivery, with more installed systems than any other automation vendor. Initially offering its Horizon Sunrise library management system via ASP, epixtech hopes to deliver further applications and packaged services to customers who select this mode of delivery and system management. [Full Announcement].

May 1, 2001

epixtech, inc.. Eastern Idaho consortium, EILNET, chooses Horizon system. The Eastern Idaho Library Net Consortium announced their plans to install the Horizon Sunrise library automation system, which will be delivered via epixtech''s Application Service Provider. EILNET includes 20 public libraries, schools, and small colleges throughout Eastern Idaho, located in Soda Springs, Malad, Grace, Aberdeen, American Falls, Stanley, Salmon, and Sugar City. The 76,437 patrons and close to 500,000 bibliographic records are spread over a huge area. [Full Announcement].

October 20, 2000

epixtech, inc.. Small Reconstructionist Rabbinical college uses epixtech's Horizon through application service provider (ASP) to automate large library. Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, PA will use epixtech''s Horizon through application service provider to automate their library of 44,000 volumes. The Application Service Provider service uses the Internet to deliver software applications, eliminating the need for local servers. For only a single annual user fee, Application Service Provider offers the latest library automation technology with no initial capital expenditures for application software or server hardware. [Full Announcement].

July 8, 2000

Ex Libris Ex Libris announces addition to management team. Ex Libris announces that Ron Passmore has joined the company as ASP Business Manager. ASP (Application Service Provider) is a rapidly growing part of technology offering access to software applications, infrastructure, and related services over the Internet. Key to the ASP concept is that applications are not installed at the end user location, but are instead remotely installed and managed on infrastructure provided by the ASP. [Full Announcement].

January 19, 2000

epixtech, inc.. Emerging ASP market standardizing on Citrix platform: Citrix Application Service Provider program adds more than 30 new members including IBM and Corio to bring total membership to 45. Citrix Systems, Inc.announced the addition of 31 new members, including IBM Global Services and Corio, Inc., to the Citrix Application Service Provider program. This brings total membership in the Citrix iBusiness ASP program to 45, and signals rapid industry standardization on Citrix application server software for application hosting services. Launched in September 1999, the Citrix ASP program allows participants to use Citrix MetaFrame application server software, the backbone technology for the ASP market, under "pay as you go" terms. Members also receive joint marketing and sales support, 7x24 technical support and enhanced training. [Full Announcement].

epixtech, inc.. Sun Microsystems signs up epixtech, inc. as the first library automation provider to join the Sun Education Service Provider program: Two U.S. libraries become beta customers for epixtech's offering using Sun's SP technology. Sun Microsystems, Inc., announced that epixtech is the first library automation provider to join the Sun Education Service Provider program. With its Application Service Provider offering, epixtech will leverage Sun’’s Education SP program to deliver its library automation solutions to libraries worldwide. By offering these solutions as a service, epixtech will provide libraries with all of the benefits of library automation software without the necessity of maintaining and managing an in-house system. The Jesuit-Krauss-McCormick Library and Northern Baptist Library are the first epixtech customers using the ASP offering on Sun’’s SP technology and services. [Full Announcement].

January 12, 2000

epixtech, inc.. epixtech, inc. announces new Application Service Provider offering: epixtech is the first library automation vendor to deliver its automation software to libraries via the Internet. epixtech, inc.announced the availability of an Application Service Provider (ASP) offering for library automation. This new service uses secured connections over the Internet to deliver its automation software to libraries. [Full Announcement].

April 29, 1997

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Southern California Law libraries sign contract with Innovative for new INN-Keeper service. Innovative Interfaces announced that Western State University College of Law and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law have signed a joint contract for Innovative''s new INN-Keeper service. INN-Keeper, one of Innovative''s latest product offerings, allows libraries to use the INNOPAC system without purchasing hardware or software licenses. By installing and loading a local server in its Emeryville headquarters, Innovative is able to offer libraries a service contract for remote access to their databases utilizing all of latest INNOPAC functionality. [Full Announcement].