HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 6, 2006 – SirsiDynix, the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries, announced today that Monmouthshire Libraries and Information Service in the United Kingdom has selected the SirsiDynix Horizon Library Management System to replace its current system
Ann Jones, Monmouthshire Libraries principle librarian, said: "We chose Horizon to facilitate essential development of Monmouthshire's Library and Information Services in line with Welsh Assembly Government Standards and Monmouthshire County Council's corporate objectives. An upgraded library management system which is Z39.50 compliant is essential to enable us to participate fully in the Gateways partnership project. Some of the new services that staff and borrowers will enjoy with Horizon include an improved Web catalog, integrated access to the resources of the public and academic libraries of the five counties of South East Wales, implementation of an acquisitions module supporting EDI (electronic data interchange) resulting in streamlined workflows, a graphical staff interface and improved management information."
Peter Gethin, SirsiDynix managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: "Monmouthshire Libraries is one of many libraries recognizing the value of upgrading to newer generation strategic technology solutions. SirsiDynix, like libraries, is committed to delivering solutions that help communities in their quest for information and knowledge."
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 AsiaPacific. For more information, please see www.sirsidynix.com.
About Monmouthshire Libraries and Information Service
A SirsiDynix customer since 1997, Monmouthshire Libraries and Information Service has a collection of 164,000 items, circulates about 640,000 items per year and has more than 48,000 registered users.