Momentum Continues for SirsiDynix® Enterprise™

August 18th, 2009

PROVO, Utah, August 18, 2009 – SirsiDynix, the world leader in library automation technology, announces that SirsiDynix® Enterprise™, the leading-edge search and discovery tool, will be empowering 17 additional libraries across the world. These libraries will be supported out of one of the company’s 5 hosted facilities including data centers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The following customers recently chose SirsiDynix Enterprise:

  • 20th Century Fox Research Library; Los Angeles, California
  • Bennett Jones LLP; Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Caroline County Public Library; Denton, Maryland
  • Chinook Arch Regional Library System; Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Hays Public Library; Hays, Kansas
  • International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation; Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Peterborough Public Library; Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
  • Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County; Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Mount Laurel Library; Mount Laurel, New Jersey
  • Municipal Association of Victoria – SWIFT VIC & NSW; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • New York State Library, Albany, New York
  • Orange – Ulster BOCES School Library System; Monroe, New York
  • Page Public Library; Page, Arizona
  • The Sheffield College; Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Washoe County Library System; Reno, Nevada
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College; Sioux City, Iowa
  • Westminster Kingsway College; London, United Kingdom

“We’ve been looking for a discovery tool for a while and in our final analysis, SirsiDynix Enterprise was selected,” said George Sands, Director of the Caroline County Public Library in Denton, Maryland. “We were impressed with the fuzzy logic search capabilities, as well as the ability to add more electronic content and make it easily searchable. Enterprise seamlessly integrates with our SirsiDynix library management system and is designed to get us to the goals we’ve set for our community.”

“One of the things I initially liked about Enterprise was the facet functionality,” said Sean Farrell, Assistant Director of the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. “Ever since we’ve had our first catalog with a graphical user interface, I would encourage our users to utilize the Advanced Search. Instead, the users would always go to the simple search box. Now with Enterprise, the users go to the simple search box and the facets immediately allow the user to limit. This delivers accurate results quickly. It’s an advanced search without the user knowing they’re doing an advanced search. The Guided Discovery functionality is another area that we like in Enterprise. We will be able to continue to create local content, not typically available in library catalogs, and make it easy to access for our users. Finally, Enterprise will allow us to access electronic formats such as our local city ordinances that were not previously available to be searched, using their DiXML capabilities. I will be able to create custom content in DiXML format and have it indexed alongside everything else.”

SirsiDynix Enterprise empowers libraries to make their collections and external resources more accessible than ever before. Capitalizing on the industry’s first fuzzy logic search technology, Enterprise delivers leading-edge faceted search capabilities, simplified search interfaces, guided discovery, mobile browsing, social networking, and many more features. Enterprise benefits users with a familiar single search box to make discovering easy, intuitive, and successful, accurate results despite misspellings, multiple languages to fit individual needs, and configurable themes to tailor the experience to the needs of individual user profiles.

Gary Rautenstrauch, SirsiDynix chief executive officer said: “In choosing Enterprise, these institutions demonstrate their dedication to ensuring that all members of their communities can take full advantage of library resources. As we embark on our most robustly-featured version, 3.0, we look forward to delivering new capabilities that will make it even easier for our customers to offer end users a useful and engaging interaction with the library’s collections and expertise. We welcome these institutions to the Enterprise community.”

For more information about SirsiDynix Enterprise, contact your SirsiDynix sales consultant or email sales@sirsidynix.com.

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About SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix is the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries – vital institutions whose primary mission is to assist people in discovering and using knowledge, resources and other valuable content for their educations, jobs and entertainment. In concert with key industry partners, SirsiDynix supports this strategic role for libraries by offering a comprehensive integrated suite of technology solutions that improve the internal productivity of libraries and enhance their capacity to partner with their communities through the provision of state of the art library management systems (LMS) and search and discovery solutions. SirsiDynix serves approximately 4,000 libraries and consortia that provide services to over 300 million people through more than 20,000 library outlets in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please see www.sirsidynix.com.