PROVO, Utah-August 3, 2004-Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries, today announced that the City of Tea Tree Gully Library (Modbury, South Australia) will move from its existing deployment of Dynix ILS to the Horizon Management System.
A Dynix ILS customer for nearly 15 years, the City of Tea Tree Gully Library wished to provide its users with the intuitive functionality of a graphical-based system, along with the enhanced catalog and portal features of Horizon Information Portal.
"Horizon is easy to use, looks good, and is very powerful," said Systems Librarian Aaron McBride. "We have had a good working relationship with Dynix over the years, and we are confident that Horizon will meet our automated library system needs into the future."
Through the implementation of the Horizon Information Management System and Horizon Information Portal, McBride said that the library will offer users greater ease of use, enhanced searching ability, and enriched content that displays cover art and provides sample chapters. He added that library staff will take advantage of superior statistical reporting by moving to Horizon.
"We are pleased to be extending our successful relationship with the City of Tea Tree Gully," said Dynix Vice President and General Manager for Asia Pacific Petros Demetriou. "I am confident that Horizon will help the library meet its vision of linking people with leisure and learning. We are proud to assist the library in providing a centre for the development of people, ideas, and culture."
The City of Tea Tree Gully Library serves a population of approximately 100,000 people and maintains an annual circulation of nearly 1.2 million from a collection size of more than 125,000 items. The library has nearly 60,000 registered users.
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.