PROVO, UTAH (June 24, 2011) – SirsiDynix, the world's leading provider of library automation solutions, will preview the soon-to-be-released SirsiDynix Enterprise 4.1 discovery solution at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans this week. With the 4.1 release of Enterprise, libraries will benefit from a slew of user experience-enhancements including collapsible menus for easy visual navigation, drag-and-drop account management, and the ability to refine search results with great precision with "include" and "exclude" facet options.
"We have promised the industry's best user experience to our libraries and SirsiDynix Enterprise 4.1 is a dramatic step in delivering on this commitment," said SirsiDynix Chief Executive Officer Matt Hawkins. "Enterprise 4.1 gives libraries the intuitive, simple search experience users have come to expect from the Web, but with the robust content delivery and refinement capabilities that characterize a library."
With SirsiDynix Enterprise 4.1, libraries will gain:
- A sleek, redesigned interface for intuitive navigation including drag-and-drop account management, cover-flow and thumbnail browsing, collapsible and expandable menus, and a seamless user experience throughout.
- Simplified interaction with the hit list include the ability to select multiple items at once for placing holds, adding to a "favorites" list or emailing right from the results page. Enhanced social media integration further socializes the catalog with Facebook, ChiliFresh, Google Books, LibraryThing, Twitter and more.
- High accuracy search results with significant indexing enhancements and the ability to narrow search results by including or even excluding specific facets. Users can refine search by author, subject, publication date or availability, to name a few.
ALA Annual Conference attendees will be among the first to experience Enterprise 4.1 pre-release at the SirsiDynix booth, in the ALA Exhibitors Hall during regular exhibit hours June 24-27.
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable and robust, offering a complete solution out-of-the-box, and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow's libraries, today. www.sirsidynix.com