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Dynix negotiates with Unisys to do marketing of PALS library system

Deseret News [Feb. 17 1993]

Copyright (c) 1993 Deseret News

Abstract: Dynix Inc. announced it is negotiating with Unisys Corp. to assume the marketing, maintenance and support of the PALS library system. The Dynix offer includes support of the 31 existing PALS systems on their current Unisys hardware and PALS software.


Dynix Inc. announced it is negotiating with Unisys Corp. to assume the marketing, maintenance and support of the PALS library system. The Dynix offer includes support of the 31 existing PALS systems on their current Unisys hardware and PALS software.

"We felt we were in a good position to lend corporate assistance to extend the support of these systems," said Paul Sybrowsky, Dynix president. "Dynix already has a good working relationship with Unisys, and we will offer PALS clients more control over the future of their library systems. Also, by leaving intact the agreements and organizations through which PALS clients receive their support and new developments, this alliance has no impact on Dynix's ability to support its own client base."The PALS software was developed originally by Mankato State University Systems, in Mankato, Minn., for use in the university system. In the mid-1980s, Unisys acquired exclusive marketing and support rights for PALS software outside the Minnesota university system. PALS clients will be able to remain on their existing PALS software with support for a minimum of at least two years or migrate to a new PALS version developed by Mankato State with support for a minimum of three years.

Dynix Inc., a subsidiary of Ameritech, is the world's premiere library automation corporation and currently serves more than 1600 libraries worldwide with offices in North American, Europe, Australia, South America, Asia and the Pacific Rim.

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Publication Year:1993
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Deseret News
Issue:Feb. 17 1993
Publisher:Deseret News
Place of Publication:Provo, UT
Company: SirsiDynix
Online access:http://www.deseretnews.com/article/275739/DYNIX-NEGOTIATES-WITH-UNISYS-TO-DO-MARKETING-OF-PALS-LIBRARY-SYSTEM.html
Record Number:17041
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