PROVO, Utah—July 05, 2005 - Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries, today announced that James Cook University (Northern Queensland), Australia's leading tropical research University, has recently gone live with the Horizon Integrated Library System.
James Cook University is one of thirteen Australian Universities to be ranked among the world's top 500 tertiary institutions in an evaluation based on research and academic prowess. They have been a Dynix customer since 1990 and sought a new library system in 2004 to allow them to fully embrace Web and Windows technology.
Following an extensive RFP process, the University selected the migration path from Dynix to Horizon for several reasons: "Whilst our long-term relationship with Dynix played an important part in our decision, Dynix came out top in terms of overall vision and future product development" said Mike Shearer, Systems Librarian at James Cook University. "Our decision to upgrade to Horizon also offered us best value in terms of price."
Mr Shearer added, "Now that our Horizon system is up and running, we are looking to fully exploit the new technologies available to us from Dynix to enhance our library programs and practices. We are also very excited by the recent product development announcement and look forward to migrating to the new Corinthian integrated library system at a future date."
Petros Demetriou, Dynix Vice President, Asia Pacific, commented: "We are pleased to be continuing our partnership with James Cook University and that our selection shows a strong endorsement of the clear strategic direction and clarity of the Dynix vision, our track record for delivery and the quality of our support. The University's positive implementation experience further underlines the commitments made by Dynix at the time of selection." Mr Demetriou added, "Dynix has reinforced its continuing commitment to academic and research libraries with the announcement of Corinthian, our 4th generation ILS designed to significantly raise the standard of ILS technology for these libraries."
About James Cook University
The University focuses on Marine Science, Earth Sciences, Tropical Biology and Conservation, Biotechnology and Molecular Sciences. It is the only member outside North and Central America of the Organisation for Tropical Studies, and the only member outside Europe of the Tropical Biology Association.
Over 12,000 students attend the university, 1,000 of these from overseas and 600 are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders. Overseas students come from 73 different countries and 10% of all American off-shore students attend James Cook University.
The University has around 430,000 titles and has 550,000 lendable hardcopies. The traditional hard-copy collections are being enhanced and expanded with access to digital items and databases from third parties.
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