PROVO, Utah—May 26, 2005-Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries, today announced that the New Brunswick Legislative Library (Fredericton, NB) will move to the Horizon Integrated Library System. In going out to bid for a new system, the library accepted RFP responses from five vendors, including Dynix.
"We sought a new ILS in order to offer our users and staff the most up-to-date features and functionality. We looked for a system that would be very reliable, flexible, and easy to customize," said Legislative Librarian Margaret Pacey. "We were extremely impressed with Horizon, its superior functionality, and numerous enhancements."
"Dynix is the world's leader for automation technologies and was the only company that offered to do a demo in Fredericton," Pacey said. "The Dynix vision is impressive, and the company is using industry standards-not just library standards-in the development of its software."
Pacey said another important factor in the library's decision to choose Dynix was the availability in Horizon of French staff and end-user interfaces as well as the English ones... "This is a key requirement for us as both English and French are official languages in the bilingual Province of New Brunswick" she said, also noting that Services documentaires multimédia inc., the premier source of cataloguing data for French Canada, is an existing Horizon customer and partner.
The library's primary users are the 55 members of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly and their staff members, but it also serves the 10,000 staff members of New Brunswick's civil service. Additionally, the general public is welcome to use the library, which has holdings of 50,000 items, including 15,000 government publications.
"We are very excited to welcome the New Brunswick Legislative Library as a new Dynix customer," said Steve Donoghue, Dynix sales and marketing manager for Canada. "We believe it is critical to meet the needs of bilingual libraries, and are pleased to see the New Brunswick Legislative Library become one more bilingual Dynix customer in Canada.
With the move, the library will join a growing list of provincial legislative assembly libraries that are Dynix customers, including the Nova Scotia Legislative Library, the Alberta Legislature Library, the Legislative Library of British Columbia, and the Legislative Library of Manitoba.
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.