HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Mar. 14, 2006 - SirsiDynix, the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries, announced today that Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, recently selected the SirsiDynix Horizon Library Management System for improved access to its libraries' resources for students, faculty and staff. Navarro College will receive enhanced searching capabilities, more effective research and better overall service with the move to Horizon.
"SirsiDynix Horizon, with its wonderful integration of features, will allow us to provide a superior range of new services to our patrons," said Dr. Darrell Beauchamp, Navarro College dean of libraries and special collections. "The intuitive graphical user interface to the data makes using the system both fun and productive and will benefit library users and staff alike. Moreover, the outstanding service and support we've enjoyed throughout the years as a Dynix customer, and now as a SirsiDynix customer, made the move to Horizon an obvious choice for us."
"Libraries have a vital role to play on today's college and university campuses," said Steve Nielsen, SirsiDynix vice president of product management. "What's more, librarians' unique abilities to make sense of the vast world of information strongly position them as leaders in bringing knowledge to students, faculty and staff - helping them meet their needs and achieve their objectives. At SirsiDynix, we strive to support libraries by offering strategic technology solutions like Horizon that enable academic and research libraries to strengthen their role as information technology and knowledge management leaders.
"We've even designed an entirely new integrated library system, SirsiDynix Corinthian, especially for academic and research libraries. Navarro College and other academic libraries running Horizon 7.4 will soon be able to upgrade to Corinthian. With unparalleled levels of integration, flexibility and security in library technology, Corinthian gives libraries access to the same enterprise technologies used by the largest, most complex organizations in the world, enabling them to seamlessly integrate their library systems with other campus technologies for an extremely unified user experience," Nielsen added.
While laying the foundation of the library's future technology with the migration to Horizon, staff members at Navarro College Libraries are working simultaneously to build two new campus libraries and move a third campus library to a different location. The new main campus library is a 30,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility built in the heart of the Navarro College campus. Beauchamp said he and his staff are looking forward to implementing the system on all four of the college's campuses.
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 300 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.
About Navarro College
Navarro College's main campus is located in Corsicana, Texas. With three other campuses in Waxahachie, Mexia and Midlothian, the college enrolls more than 6,500 students. Navarro College serves students from all over the world with innovative programs, Internet course offerings and a caring staff of faculty and administration.