PROVO, UTAH (APRIL 26, 2011) – SirsiDynix, the world's leading provider of library technology solutions, is delighted to announce that the National Library of New Zealand has selected the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system for the Kōtui shared library system.
"SirsiDynix is delighted to provide our Symphony technology to the Kōtui member libraries and the country of New Zealand," said SirsiDynix Chief Executive Officer Matt Hawkins. "We are very impressed with the work the National Library of New Zealand is doing and proud to be a part of this public library-benefitting initiative."
Kōtui is a new shared library system operated by the National Library of New Zealand for subscribing public libraries. Kōtui will manage member libraries' physical resources, offer a new discovery system, and give member libraries access to centralized expertise and help desk services.
"The shared service will provide a substantially improved service to all member libraries and councils at costs which could not be achieved by councils acting individually to implement levels of service offered by Kōtui," said Acting National Librarian Sue Sutherland.
Sutherland said the vendor selection followed a rigorous evaluation process, which assessed vendor offerings in terms of both functionality and price. Potential member libraries were heavily involved in the development of the specifications for Kōtui and were also involved in selecting the vendors.
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