PROVO, Utah - February 24, 2004 - Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries, announced today that the Lincoln Trail Libraries System (Champaign, IL), currently a customer of Dynix ILS, has chosen to migrate to the Horizon Information Management System.
The Lincoln Trail Libraries System (LTLS), which manages the Library Integrated Network Consortium (LINC) of 91 academic, public, school, and special libraries, recently marked its 10th year as a Dynix customer. With an annual circulation of more than three million holdings and a diverse base of member libraries spread out across 9 counties, it was critical that Lincoln Trail invest in a system that provided unfaltering reliability and outstanding support.
"The LINC consortium has grown from 20 members to more than 90 members over the past decade that we've been with Dynix. The support we get from Dynix has been exceptional," says Pat Boze, Consultant at Lincoln Trail.
In addition to support, Boze praised Dynix' recent push toward continued development of advanced library technologies. "Dynix is constantly improving by making upgrades and changes, and they have been rapidly incorporating new ideas into their platform. We felt it was time to give our users the latest in information management systems. Our member libraries have been asking for a graphical interface, and we were very interested in being able to register patrons on the Web."
One of the most critical factors in the consortium's decision to remain with Dynix was value. Lincoln Trail made the decision to migrate despite a tight fiscal year. "We're doing this on a 20 percent budget cut," Boze explained. "I'm proud to say that we'll be going live with Horizon on April 8."
About Lincoln Trail Libraries System
Founded in 1966, Lincoln Trail Libraries System (www.ltls.org) has headquarters in Champaign and is one of 12 regional library systems in the state of Illinois. LTLS serves 7 academic , 53 public, 43 school districts, and 17 special libraries in Champaign, Clark, Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Piatt, and Vermilion counties. Lincoln Trail is committed to excellence in library service and facilitates and promotes collaboration and cooperation that empowers information agencies to improve and expand access to and delivery of information resources.
Dynix is the global leader in new-name sales of library management systems and has the largest installed customer base of any library technology vendor. As a committed advocate of the library community, Dynix serves academic, special, school, public, and consortium libraries in over 40 countries. Dynix has more than 100 professional librarians on staff and proven experience in software leadership. Since 1983, Dynix has provided 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.