HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 25, 2006 - SirsiDynix, the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries, announced today that seven school library institutions recently selected the SirsiDynix Horizon Library Management System:
- Salt Lake City (Utah) Schools Library Media Center
- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, Malibu, Calif.
- Maryland School for the Deaf, Frederick, Md.
- C.I.D.E.R. Regional School Library System Catalog Consortium
- Jefferson-Lewis BOCES School Library System, Watertown, N.Y.;
- Madison-Oneida School Library System, Verona, N.Y.
- Oneida/Herkimer School Library System, Utica, N.Y.
- ESU3 (Educational Service Unit No. 3), Omaha, Neb.
Salt Lake City Schools and ESU3 are both installing versions of the Horizon 8.0 platform, the most technologically advanced, intuitive and feature-rich integrated library system available today. Salt Lake City Schools will install Horizon 8.0, and ESU3 will install Horizon 8.1.
In addition to Horizon, Salt Lake City Schools selected SirsiDynix Web Reporter. Maryland School for the Deaf, the C.I.D.E.R. Catalog Consortium and ESU3 also purchased Web Reporter and SirsiDynix Enriched Content, which allows users to view tables of contents, book reviews, book jacket images and synopses.
"We are hoping to improve resource sharing through the new version of our catalog," said Beatrice Angus, director of Madison-Oneida BOCES School Library System/Media Services. "The C.I.D.E.R. Catalog Consortium is three BOCES School Library Systems working together and serving 180 school libraries in central and northern New York State."
Steven Nielsen, SirsiDynix senior vice president of product management, said, "SirsiDynix understands the vital role school libraries and media centers play in providing a positive, high-quality education for children. We see our role as a strategic technology partner to schoollibraries, helping strengthen their position as information technology and knowledge management leaders.
"Our powerful, easy-to-use technologies support educators, learners and caregivers alike in making the most of available learning resources. With solutions like Horizon and enriched content, students enjoy an intuitive, friendly and effective interaction with the wealth of information the library has to offer. Library staff also benefit, as these technologies dramatically improve the day-to-day library operations and enable them to better serve their users," added Nielsen.
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.