PROVO, Utah. The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, which serves 36 public libraries in northeastern Massachusetts, has chosen epixtech's Horizon system to automate its many libraries. Merrimack Valley Library Consortium serves a wide range of public libraries from very large public libraries with a wide range of programs and circulation, to small public libraries that serve the quaint coastal towns of northern Massachusetts. The libraries will use the Horizon system for many services including renewals, hold requests, interlibrary requests, reviewing borrower information and borrower account review, to name only a few of the myriad services Horizon has to offer patrons of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium.
According to Bill Manson, Executive Director of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, "For us, the deciding factor to use epixtech was their expertise and commitment to make the migration from our former automation system seamless. I was familiar with epixtech's corporate culture and know their commitment to libraries and to excellence both in systems and service. This commitment shows in every part of our relationship with them."
Lana Porter, President/CEO of epixtech, also speaks of epixtech's commitment to its customers. "We appreciate the trust that Merrimack Valley Library Consortium has placed in us," explains Ms. Porter. "It is a large consortium of libraries and will benefit greatly from our Horizon system. Both the patrons and staff will appreciate the level of service and the ease the system provides. When we install a Horizon system, invariably the patron satisfaction and the customer satisfaction increase many fold."
About Merrimack Valley Library Consortium
Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) began in 1983 to provide all sizes of libraries in the northeastern section of Massachusetts with interlibrary loans, delivery of materials, automation, continuing education and consulting. Through the formation of a consortium of libraries, both large and small public libraries in northeastern Massachusetts have access to technology and expertise that would otherwise be available only to very large libraries or academic institutions. MVLC is a co-operative, funded by its member libraries. Its purchase of Horizon was made possible by grants from the State of Massachusetts and the LSTA.
About epixtech, inc.
epixtech is the leading provider of automation technologies, solutions and services for more than 7,600 libraries worldwide. epixtech's award-winning library automation systems, ConnectLib solutions for patron self-services, desktop management and interlibrary loans and its new Web-based solutions and services empower libraries and their patrons. epixtech was formerly Ameritech Library Services, a subsidiary of Ameritech, and became a private corporation in December 1999. epixtech's library automation solutions meet the needs of academic, research, public, corporate, consortia and K-12 school libraries. Headquartered in Utah, epixtech has offices in Evanston, Illinois; Waterloo, Ontario; as well as in Australia, France, Ireland, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Taiwan. epixtech, inc. is located at 400 West 5050 North, Provo, Utah 84605; Telephone: 1-800-288-8020; fax 801-223-5202; and www.epixtech.com.