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Blog | 28 June 2009

Have you attended a SirsiDynix user’s group meeting in the past? Are you aware of the annual conference and that there are user’s group meetings held regionally throughout the year? If not, you should.

I just returned from SNRG conference...

Blog | 24 June 2009

It was great to get out of the office on some customer visits earlier this month. While a colleague who shall remain nameless elected to explore Alberta via the commercial airlines, another colleague and I have a much better sense of the...

Blog | 12 June 2009

Last weekend we in the St. Louis office of SirsiDynix were saddened to learn of the death of Jim Michael. Many of the former DRA Classic customers will remember that Jim was one of the founding partners of DRA. Jim was the librarian in the group...

Blog | 11 June 2009

Recently, I strained my back and had to undergo a procedure to repair a herniated disk. During the recovery, I realized how difficult it is to perform at a basic physical level when part of my body is not operating at full capacity. With each new...

Blog | 22 May 2009

When I was writing code for a living, I loved working with open source products. I loved being able to download a tool and get it running without having to lobby for a purchase order. I loved the fact that when I encountered an error using one of...

Blog | 21 May 2009

Seeing how this is my first attempt to blog, I feel a little like Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes fame. As he often begins, “Have you ever wondered why...” Yes I have wondered why. Why it that people think an on-site trainer is the best means of...

Blog | 14 May 2009

So. Spring is finally making a convincing appearance around here and the kids are counting down the days until the pool’s open, school’s out, and most exciting, the possibility of a road trip looms. That brings us to a key element in road trip...

Blog | 13 May 2009

In these trying economic times we pulled together a list of features in SirsiDynix Symphony software that might be used to save time, save money, and even make money. We couldn't believe what we could come up with in just a few minutes so I'm...

Blog | 13 May 2009

In my first term of library school, I took a mandatory class entitled "Introduction to Information Services". We spent a great deal of time discussing that familiar and vital topic: The Reference Interview. We learned there was a true craft to...

Blog | 8 May 2009

Welcome to the "Sustainable Development" blog from a few of us at SirsiDynix. We are excited to communicate with you in this manner and hope it is beneficial to you.

Throughout the next several posts, we hope to convey a little of what we...

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