Provo, Utah, April 27, 2010 – SirsiDynix, the world leader in library automation technology, today announced SirsiDynix Enterprise 3.1 release is available. The features announced with this most recent release of the powerful search and discovery product give libraries more tools to create an engaging environment for patrons as they explore library collections.
"The way that people search and discover outside of the library is changing how they expect to search and discover inside the library," said Talin Bingham, chief technology officer for SirsiDynix. "With capabilities like Facebook and Twitter integration, and book reviews within the search tool, Enterprise allows exactly that. We will continue to develop the product keeping user expectations in mind."
When library users search their library’s catalog through Enterprise, they get results beyond just physical materials. Enterprise offers the power of faceted and federated search and "fuzzy logic" deciphering, bringing the expanse of libraries’ substantial physical and electronic resources to user fingertips.
Enterprise 3.1 allows libraries to integrate Syndetics ICE (Indexed Content Enrichment) from Bowker, the leading source for bibliographic information. ICE content such as reviews, cover images, tables of content, awards data, fiction profiles, excerpts, summaries and author notes can be indexed and accessed through Enterprise searches, driving more search results and improved relevancy rankings.
Features in this release include:
- Social networking and review application integration capabilities.
- Customizable, end‐user help guides.
- Enhanced view of federated search results.
- Skins available for libraries to use for different Enterprise appearance options.
Enterprise is available for libraries using either SirsiDynix Symphony or Horizon.
"Librarians set out to provide relevant answers to patrons’ questions," said Gary Rautenstrauch, chief executive officer for SirsiDynix. "Enterprise 3.1 not only makes that possible, it delivers results users may have not known they were looking for. Successful user experiences make for successful libraries."
For more information about Enterprise 3.1, SirsiDynix customers are invited to contact their sales representative or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SirsiDynix is the world’s leading provider of library technology solutions, connecting more than 300 million people with information and resources at some 20,000 academic, public, school, government and corporate libraries worldwide. With the pioneering SirsiDynix Symphony Integrated Library System at its core, SirsiDynix offers a full host of solutions on an open architecture platform. www.sirsidynix.com.