PROVO, Utah - July 12, 2002 - In a move that will automate the only public law library in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Law Library (Concord, NH) has signed a contract to purchase Horizon Sunrise. The moves comes less than a month after the New Hampshire State Library finalized plans to adopt epixtech's Universal Resource Sharing Application to maintain its statewide union catalog.
After securing state funding for the project, the library completed a request for proposal process involving more than six potential vendors. The installation of Horizon Sunrise will replace the card catalog system the library has been using since it was established.
Through the use of a well-developed document delivery service, the library's collection of 95,000 volumes is used extensively by judges and law clerks around the state. “We also serve state employees, all the attorneys in the state, and the general public,” said State Law Librarian Chris Swan. “Our users include students, business people, and individuals doing their own litigation.”
In addition to purchasing the cataloging module of Horizon Sunrise, the library will also install the serials module to manage its ever-growing collection of legal texts. “Our serials collection is the majority of what we have in the library,” Swan said. “We have to keep it current or it is useless.”
Though the law library's contract for Horizon Sunrise followed closely the state library's selection of epixtech, Swan said the decision was based solely on vendor RFP responses and presentations. “Horizon Sunrise was the best choice,” she said.
With more than 10,000 customers in 42 countries, epixtech is the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries. Their award-winning library automation systems—including Dynix, NOTIS, Horizon Sunrise, access products for patron self-services and interlibrary loan, and new Web-based solutions—are installed in more sites than any other library automation vendor. epixtech, formerly Ameritech Library Services, became a private corporation in December of 1999. epixtech library automation services 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, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Taiwan. epixtech headquarters are located at 400 W. 5050 N., Provo, UT 84604. The company's Web page is found at www.epixtech.com.