Kent District Library Selects SirsiDynix BLUEcloud Products

March 11th, 2015

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LEHI, UTAH (March 11, 2015) – Kent District Library (KDL), a public library system operating 18 branches that serve Michigan’s Kent County, has signed a 5-year agreement with SirsiDynix. KDL chose the Symphony ILS, SirsiDynix SaaS hosting service, and a broad range of BLUEcloud products including the eResource Central digital content management system, MobileCirc mobile client, and the Enterprise discovery tool. The unified search engine that Enterprise and eRC provide will provide an excellent fit for their needs. In addition, they have chosen the Social Library solution, BLUEcloud Analytics, and other solutions to make their system run at its best.

“With the Symphony ILS from SirsiDynix, KDL will be able to improve our patrons’ experience in several ways,” says Melissa DeWild, KDL Innovation and Library Services Director. “We are looking forward to integrating our digital collection into the online catalog in order to provide a more seamless experience for library users and allow them to discover all the great materials we offer in one place. Symphony also includes a mobile circulation option, so we can more easily bring the library out into the community and offer KDL’s exceptional services to many more people.”

With circulation of over 6 million digital and physical items per year, Kent District Library recognizes that patrons’ needs change with changing technology. KDL serves nearly 400,000 residents and this is their first stand-alone system, as they shared a joint catalog with the Lakeland Library Cooperative for many years.

“We welcome the Kent District Library to SirsiDynix with excitement and anticipation,” says Bill Davison, CEO of SirsiDynix. “KDL has been an important fixture in the Kent County community for several years and we are thrilled to help them continue to be. With the capabilities of Symphony and the BLUEcloud suite of products, KDL will be even more equipped to speak to the community’s needs. We’re committed to providing the tools for systems like KDL to help them continue to reach out to their patrons.”

About Kent District Library

Kent District Library is a public library system operating 18 branch libraries. KDL serves nearly 400,000 residents of 27 governmental units, comprising most of Kent County, Michigan. KDL is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by millage dollars and private donations.

About SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable and robust, offering a complete solution out-of-the-box, and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow’s libraries, today. www.sirsidynix.com