PROVO, Utah – August 12, 2003 – Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions and services for libraries, announced today that Fisher College (Boston, MA) has replaced its Gaylord Galaxy ILS solution with the Horizon Information Management System.
A Galaxy customer since 1994, Fisher College decided to upgrade to a next generation system with more modern functionality. “The Gaylord system we had was a great introductory system, but we are ready to move forward with a more sophisticated library automation solution,” said Hillary Graham, associate college librarian. “We need a system that can meet the needs of an academic setting.”
“Horizon's academic suite has been specifically tailored to make it easier for libraries like Fisher College to implement the solutions they need to streamline library management procedures,” said Dynix President and CEO Jack Blount. “We're excited that Fisher College Library has selected us, and we're looking forward to a long and collaborative relationship.”
Fisher College researched several alternatives in its search for a system that would improve the manageability of library workflows and reduce operating expenses by increasing staff efficiency. With limited staff resources, the library needed a system that would provide staff with the necessary tools to be more productive.
With the new Horizon system, both staff and patrons of Fisher College library will witness a number of key benefits. By automating many of the backend processes like circulation, acquisitions, and reporting, more staff hours can be dedicated directly to serving the students. In addition, this is the first time Fisher College Library patrons will have access to library resources through an online Web portal.
“We were really impressed with how well the Horizon modules were integrated with each other,” said Graham. “Many of the other systems we previewed had flashy OPACs, but other modules still felt antiquated.”
Fisher College Library is aiming to go live with the new system in 2003, a year that also marks the school's centennial anniversary. “At the end of the day, we felt like Dynix was the company that would give us the attention we deserved, and that made a big difference,” added Graham.
Celebrating its twentieth year of service to the library community, Dynix is the world's pioneer provider of library information management systems. As a committed advocate of the library community, Dynix serves academic, special, school, public, and consortium libraries in over 40 countries. With more than 100 professional librarians on staff and proven experience in software leadership, Dynix is focused on providing customers visionary technology solutions that support the latest industry standards and offer intuitive functionality. For complete corporate information and a guide to Dynix products and services, visit www.dynix.com.