SYRACUSE, New York, June 19, 2006 -- Polaris Library Systems, ranked second among all ILS vendors in sales to U.S. public libraries according to Library Journal, announced today that five more libraries have signed contracts to implement the Polaris Integrated Library System. Two of the five have selected the hosted version of Polaris, eliminating the need to invest in server hardware and employ staff to manage their systems. Three of the five are from Ohio, bringing the total of Ohio libraries that have selected Polaris ILS to seventeen, or close to 7% of the public libraries in the state.
The new Polaris ILS customers are:
- Clovis-Carver Public Library, New Mexico (from GALAXY to Polaris Hosted)
- Franklin-Springboro Public Library, Ohio (from Dynix Classic)
- Greenville Public Library, Indiana (from GALAXY to Polaris Hosted)
- Hardin County Public Library, Ohio (from GALAXY)
- Plattsmouth Public Library, Nebraska (from Follett)
"We are very pleased with the rate at which GALAXY libraries are continuing to move to Polaris," said Bill Schickling, Polaris president and CEO. "With the option of choosing Polaris Hosted, libraries of all sizes recognize they now have the opportunity to upgrade to new technology to enhance service to patrons and increase staff productivity. With the pricing we've established for the hosted version libraries are amazed at how easy and affordable the upgrade is."
About Polaris Library Systems
From its beginnings more than thirty years ago, Polaris Library Systems has served libraries with time-saving technology, from its first circulation system in the mid-1970s through its third-generation Polaris Integrated Library System. Polaris ILS facilitates all aspects of library operations by providing flexible workflow solutions packaged in a familiar Windows interface. More than 800 libraries use Polaris ILS to facilitate all aspects of their library operations. In addition to its library automation systems, Polaris Library Systems offers workflow analysis, database enhancement, wireless access and network services to libraries of all types. For more information about Polaris Library Systems, visit www.polarislibrary.com.