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St. Charles Public Library: Success Using the Outreach Module
Case Study | 27 November 2018
With such a growing community, the library was in need of a way to reach out to their patrons, get the work done, andstill find time to personally interact with those who come into the library. Previous staff were using manual processes and felt they did not have the time or the resources to devote...

Moving to the Next Level

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 ...

Does your user interface have a future?

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....

What is a book?

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...

What have you got that the search engines don't?

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...

A Reputation of Service

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...

New initiatives to benefit every SirsiDynix library

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...

New Blood and Horizon

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...

Introduction to Hands-on Learning

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...

Community Content

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...

Blended Learning

Blog| 15 September 2009

What makes a great Chicago Style Pizza? Is it the sauce, the crust, how about mounds of mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, or green peppers? I personally love all of those parts, but as Remy, the chef/rat for “Ratatouille” shows, it’s when they all...

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