MELBOURNE, Australia, January 18, 2008 – SirsiDynix, the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries, has been selected by the State Library of Tasmania which manages the Tasmanian Automated Library Information System (TALIS) Network to implement the SirsiDynix Symphony Library Management System and a range of value-added solutions for enhancing the library user experience and library staff productivity. It is the largest library network consortium in Australia with 240 public, TAFE, K-12, government and special libraries. TALIS has selected SirsiDynix Symphony to replace its current Infor/Geac and Softlink/Alice systems and plans to take its new suite of SirsiDynix solutions live early in 2009.TALIS will use the SirsiDynix Symphony platform to manage a single shared bibliographic database that contains the bibliographic records for all items held in the 240 TALIS libraries. The system underpins service delivery to approximately 300,000 library users across the state of Tasmania.
SirsiDynix Symphony incorporates open, industry-standard technologies, offering the library community the most impressive list of features and capabilities. These include an open n-tier architecture, software-as-a-service (SaaS) options, comprehensive integrated library management and productivity solutions, Java-based staff clients for all modules, fully documented application programming interfaces (APIs) that support unparalleled customizability and integrability, Unicode support, advanced business intelligence and reporting tools, support for SIP2 and NCIP and embedded and full Oracle database support. In addition to SirsiDynix Symphony, TALIS will implement additional solutions, including:
- SirsiDynix Enterprise Portal Solution and Rooms –powerful user experience platform to enable libraries to easily serve end users with online catalog, federated search and other capabilities
- SirsiDynix Web Reporter –advanced SQL Web-based reporting solution
- SirsiDynix Director’s Station –solution for analyzing trends in circulation and more
"Just over a year ago, SirsiDynix was pleased to embark on a partnership with a statewide consortium in Victoria," said Gary Rautenstrauch, SirsiDynix chief executive officer. "Now with our new TALIS partnership, we look forward to bringing the power and flexibility of SirsiDynix Symphony and the expertise of SirsiDynix’s Asia-Pacific team to bear for library staff and users in Tasmania."
"SirsiDynix continues strong international growth, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region," added Keith Sturges, president of SirsiDynix International. "Partnering with TALIS gives SirsiDynix a great opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to the global library community, as we showcase our unparalleled consortium expertise for a world-class organization like TALIS."
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.
The Tasmanian Automated Library and Information System (TALIS) network is managed by the State Library of Tasmania and is a function of the Tasmanian Department of Education, a major agency of the state government of Tasmania. The Department of Education is responsible for the management of the state’s public schools and the State Library of Tasmania, incorporating public libraries, state archives, online access centres and adult education. The Department provides library automation and management services to 240 state, public, school TAFE (technical and further education) and special libraries though TALIS network.