HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—September 22, 2005— SirsiDynix announced today that the Charles Darwin University Library in the Northern Territory, Australia, has selected the SirsiDynix Corinthian Library Management System, a new integrated library technology platform that is the culmination of an unprecedented level of partnership with the academic community and geared to meet the unique needs of academic libraries. A Dynix Classic customer since 1990, Charles Darwin University is looking forward to greater patron empowerment, enhanced reporting functionality and improved integration of electronic resources with the move to Corinthian in 2006. Beta testing for Corinthian has begun ahead of general release scheduled for the first quarter of 2006.
"We found SirsiDynix Corinthian to be technologically superior in its true separation of content/application/presentation layers, supported by a single administration tool," said Ruth Quinn, director of the library and information access at Charles Darwin University. "Its capabilities to customize help, labels, and other navigation and visual elements of the online public access catalogue interface are also outstanding. Another advantage of staying with SirsiDynix is the company's ability to deliver training and provide ongoing support, especially customized Web-based training, through the presence of large support offices in Adelaide and Melbourne. With SirsiDynix's experience in migrating from Dynix Classic, we're confident that it will be a smooth transition to Corinthian."
"We're pleased that Charles Darwin University is continuing to rely on SirsiDynix as its library technology partner," said Lamar Jackson, SirsiDynix vice president of Asia and Pacific operations. "As one of the first libraries in Australia that will migrate to Corinthian, the university is on the forefront of adopting the most advanced solutions tailored to the needs of academic libraries. We look forward to continuing to partner with and serve this relatively young and innovative academic library as we develop innovative products and services to help them shape the future of education."
About Charles Darwin University
As Australia's youngest and most diverse university, Charles Darwin is founded on 50 years of delivering tertiary education to the Northern Territory. As a multi-sector education provider, the university can provide unique pathways for students, from school-based vocational training through advanced research degrees. Charles Darwin University is the largest tertiary institution in the Territory. The Charles Darwin University library serves approximately 12,000 students and staff, houses 270,000 items, and provides access to 28,000 print and electronic journals. It circulates 90,000 items annually across its three campuses at Casuarina, Alice Springs, and Palmerston.
Created in June 2005 through the merger of Dynix Corporation with Sirsi Corporation, SirsiDynix provides the broadest array of information management products and services for libraries and consortia worldwide. Both Sirsi and Dynix have had excellent track records as leading information technology providers for libraries and their users, and the new company will build on its constituents' strengths while providing more opportunities for technological innovation and growth. SirsiDynix has approximately 4,000 library and consortia clients around the world, serving more than 200 million people through more than 20,000 library outlets in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, www.sirsidynix.com.