LONDON, Feb. 21, 2006 - SirsiDynix, the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries, announced today that both Peterborough City Council and Angus Council, located in the United Kingdom, are migrating to the SirsiDynix Horizon Library Management System.
Peterborough City Council's Horizon system will be hosted by SirsiDynix. Horizon will provide access via a graphical user interface to cataloging, circulation and acquisitions. Access to the online public access catalog will also be available over the Internet via the Horizon Information Portal. Online mobile library connectivity will continue to be provided by the Horizon Mobile Library Solution, and Horizon Telephone Messaging will continue to enable customers to retrieve and update their circulation information using a touch-tone phone. A SirsiDynix customer since 1990, Peterborough Council has a collection of 238,000 items, circulates about 894,000 items per year and has more than 54,000 registered users.
Helen Sherley, enquiry services manager at Peterborough Libraries, said, "We chose Horizon because it offered best value for our customers. Staff will find the system more intuitive to use, helping to improve staff morale and their day-to-day working."
Angus Council's Horizon system will be installed on a Windows server and will provide access via a graphical user interface to cataloging, circulation, acquisitions and community information. Access to the online public access catalog will also be available over the Internet via the Horizon Information Portal. A SirsiDynix customer since 1991, Angus Council has a collection of 314,000 items, circulates about 800,000 items per year and has approximately 107,000 registered users.
SirsiDynix is the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries - vital institutions whose primary mission is to make sense of the vast world of information for people and communities. This is an exciting role as libraries assist people in discovering and using knowledge, resources and other valuable content for their educations, jobs and entertainment. In concert with key industry partners, SirsiDynix supports this strategic role for libraries by offering a comprehensive integrated suite of technology solutions for improving the internal productivity of libraries and enhancing their capabilities for
meeting the needs of people and communities. SirsiDynix has approximately 4,000 library and consortia clients, 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, please see www.sirsidynix.com.