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Seven libraries head back to school with Horizon

Press Release: Dynix [October 01, 2003]

Copyright (c) 2003 Dynix

Abstract: Dynix announced that Barrington Community Unit School District 220 in Barrington, IL, which serves a community of 8,500 students, and Katy Independent School District in Katy, TX, which has grown to nearly 40,000 students served by 35 schools, have selected the Horizon Information Management System. In addition, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (Charlotte, NC), Beaverton School District 48 (Beaverton, OR), Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (Rosenburg, TX), Convent of the Sacred Heart (Greenwich, CT), and Kokomo High School South Campus (Kokomo, IN) have chosen to upgrade existing Dynix ILS systems to Horizon.


PROVO, Utah -- October 1, 2003 -- Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries, announced today that Barrington Community Unit School District 220 (Barrington, IL), which serves a community of 8,500 students, and Katy Independent School District (Katy, TX), which has grown to nearly 40,000 students served by 35 schools, have selected the Horizon Information Management System.

In addition, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (Charlotte, NC), Beaverton School District 48 (Beaverton, OR), Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (Rosenburg, TX), Convent of the Sacred Heart (Greenwich, CT), and Kokomo High School South Campus (Kokomo, IN) have chosen to upgrade existing Dynix ILS systems to Horizon.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has been a Dynix customer for 14 years. "We're a large, growing, urban school system that needs an up-to-date system to service our students," said Carol Adkison, Media Services. "We evaluated a number of different vendors and went to great lengths to ensure that Horizon would meet our needs, and chose Horizon for a number of reasons. In addition to product features, the fact that we are familiar with Dynix was a big reason to stay, They know us, our system, and our needs. " With 145 schools, Charlotte-Mecklenburg enrolls more than 112,000 students and has 14,000 employees.

Beaverton School District 48 has been a Dynix ILS customer since 1995. Serving 46 individual schools and more than 35,000 students, the library went live with its new Horizon system on August 15. "We were eager to move forward with new technology that allows us to move from dumb terminals and a text-based system to current computers with a graphical interface," said Jenny Takeda, library support specialist at Beaverton. "Our staff really appreciates the ability to navigate through the different options without so many hidden commands."

With 31 campuses and more than 16,000 students, Lamar Consolidated Independent School District chose to migrate from Dynix to Horizon to ease network administration tasks and bring the system up to date from a hardware perspective. "Our current hardware had reached the end of its life, and it was time to move on," said Vince Lapetino, Network Administrator for Lamar Consolidated ISD. "Instead of moving sideways to another vendor, we decided to move forward with the latest and greatest."

About Dynix

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.

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Publication Year:2003
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:October 01, 2003
Publisher:Dynix
Place of Publication:Provo, UT
Company: Dynix
SirsiDynix
Products: Horizon
Libraries: Barrington Community Unit School District
Katy Independent School District
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Beaverton School District
Lamar Consolidated Independent School District
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Kokomo High School
Subject: System announcements -- selection
School library automation
Record Number:10546
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00