PROVO, Utah – October 16, 2003 – Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries, announced today that the following five French libraries have chosen to deploy Horizon: Académie des Sciences d'Outre-Mer, Bibliothèque municipale de la ville de Beauvais, Bibliothéque municipale de Sevran, Service Commun de la Documentation de l'Université de Nancy 2, and Service Commun de la Documentation de l'Université de Nantes.
The libraries, three of which are academic and two of which are public, cited Horizon's compliance with industry-leading standards and the ability to leverage communal resources, such as the cataloguing facility shared by more than 100 French academic institutions (SUDOC), as the most important reasons for selecting the Horizon Information Management System.
“By implementing an information management system into our library, we will be able to better service our patrons and to leverage the Système universitaire de documentation (SUDOC) database,” said Dominique Prince, Director of Académie des Sciences d'Outre-Mer. “We chose Horizon not only because it is used by a large number of academic institutions, but also because it supports key standards like Unimarc and Z39.50 and it has the capacity to evolve with us over time.”
Académie des Sciences d'Outre-Mer and Bibliothèque municipale de Sevran are both newly automated libraries, while and Bibliothèque municipale de la ville de Beauvais and Service Commun de la Documentation de l'Université de Nancy 2 are upgrading from alternate vendors. Service Commun de la Documentation de l'Université de Nantes is migrating from Dynix ILS to Horizon.
In addition to being the leading library services company in North America, Dynix has a strong presence in Europe and the Middle East and in the Asia-Pacific region. More than 40 percent of the company's sales in 2003 have come from outside the United States.
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.