PROVO, Utah--June 1, 2004--Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries, today announced that Geelong Regional Library Corporation (Geelong, Victoria) and Salisbury Public Library (Salisbury, South Australia) have chosen to leave their existing Dynix ILS deployments in an upgrade to the Horizon Information Management System.
A Dynix ILS customer since 1987, Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) sought a state-of-the-art automation product that would meet the advanced technology expectations of its users while providing additional functionality and customizability for its staff members.
"In an extensive search process, we evaluated all the major library technology suppliers," said Peter Mansfield, Chief Executive Officer. "We chose Horizon because of product and supplier stability, because of the high operating capacity of the software, and because of the training available from Dynix."
Through the move to Horizon, Mansfield anticipates that users and staff will experience new levels of speed and reliability while enjoying Internet connectivity and a GUI Windows format. GRLC serves a population of 240,000 and circulates 2.5 million items annually from a collection of 380,000.
Salisbury Public Library circulates 1.2 million items per year among 113,00 users and a collection of 180,000 items. The library, which has been a Dynix ILS customer since 1994, initiated a search for a Windows-based system in order to achieve improved workflow and provide added services and value to borrowers.
"We chose Horizon because it offers the best functionality," said Technical Services Manager Jennifer O'Donnell. "Horizon will improve our productivity, especially in cataloguing, and we will enjoy the convenience and efficiency of Horizon Remote Patron Authentication." O'Donnell added that the library is excited to use Horizon Information Portal with Horizon Enriched Content to offer a new level of Web-based service to its users.
"I am delighted that two of our libraries are extending their partnership with Dynix and investing in Horizon to deliver advanced Web-based services to their users," said Petros Demetriou, Dynix Vice President & General Manager for Asia Pacific. "Our vision continues to be reflected in the development of Horizon, which delivers increasingly sophisticated and integrated information solutions to the end-user, while also leveraging significant back-office efficiencies."
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.