ONTARIO, California. Ontario City Library, a California public library located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains to the east of Los Angeles, a longtime and contented epixtech Dynix client, has chosen to move to the newer Horizon automation system. Ontario City Library has a patron database of 92,000 and a bibliographic load of 180,000 volumes. It is a medium-sized library with two branches and serves a community of 150,000 – 160,000 people, of whom 60,000 are regular patrons, making it a very large "per user" community. The library will be using epixtech's Horizon core modules of CAT, Circ, and WebPAC.
According to Kathye Caines, Ontario City Library Assistant Systems Administrator, "We were offered a terrific opportunity as a Dynix client, to move to Horizon. We knew we would have to upgrade at some time in the future and had been watching the product carefully. It is not only the product, however, that makes us want to make this move, but also the direction of the product. It's the direction we want to take. This is our second direct migration, so we know what to expect, and the people at epixtech have been more than helpful—that is the hallmark of the company, their customer service along with their creative product and regular new releases. The reference librarians love the author links and many other features of Horizon."
Lana Porter, President and CEO of epixtech, adds, "Ontario Public Library has been a pleased and laudatory Dynix client, so it was gratifying to see them excited about making the move to Horizon. As more and more of our public libraries make the move from Dynix to Horizon, we know they will find the system gives them the speed, accessibility and functionality they are looking for."
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.