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Blog | 2 March 2011

At SirsiDynix, we have raced into 2011 in full stride. We have some exciting developments in progress this year that advance libraries and their communities. But as a recap, let me share some 2010 highlights with you.

We announced the...

Blog | 15 December 2010

Year-end always brings reflections on the past year and plans for the future.  At SirsiDynix we’ve certainly accomplished a lot in 2010. We established the SirsiDynix Technology Center consolidating 24-hour worldwide support and development ...

Blog | 4 August 2010

The most important enticement to use a library user interface is the promise of interesting content. Users will come if they find collections, information and entertainment they can't get elsewhere. They will come for "what" they find there....

Blog | 29 July 2010

I had a bit of interesting feedback on a blog post from last week. I said, "The days when people look to the things on the shelves to give them information are numbered." Someone responded, "They're called 'books', Jared." In other words, as I...

Blog | 22 July 2010

I hear talk in the library world about bringing users back to the library as a starting place for reference and research. This reflects a wish, it seems, that with the right library system, users will abandon the search engines and flock back...

Blog | 17 May 2010

Over the course of my career, there have always been elements of service involved in whatever work I was involved in. In the early part of my career it came in the form of serving library patrons in a public library setting.  That service...

Blog | 12 May 2010


Several years ago at SirsiDynix, we began the process of assigning a dedicated representative – we call them library relations managers – to each of our customer library accounts to provide these libraries with personalized service for...

Blog | 4 November 2009

We had a new product manager join my group in October. Nathan Guinn is a veteran of other local technology companies (Word Perfect, Novell, and the embedded open source company Lineo Inc.), but he's new blood to us. Having Nathan on board has...

Blog | 12 October 2009

If you were to ask 100 people what the best way is to learn something new, a common theme you would hear among their answers would be to have an opportunity to try it out for themselves—a hands-on learning experience. There’s just something about...

Blog | 23 September 2009

Being lovers, my wife and I spent some time in August wandering through Virginia (Williamsburg, Monticello, Shenandoah, Tangier Island...). Turns out, Bing and Google both produce very helpful results when you search for, say, “hotels near...

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