"This is a good news story!" says University Librarian Ted Goshulak. "Something to celebrate at this time of year."Alloway Library plans to go live with the new system in mid-August of this year; in the meantime library staff are working with SirsiDynix technicians to implement the behind-the-scenes work required to launch the new eLibrary interface for public use as well as the staff client software.
"It truly is a miracle that the new system is finally becoming a reality, " notes Shirley Lee, Alloway Library's Project Coordinator. "The change could inspire fear and relief at the same time for those of us who have come to know the current Horizon operating system. Thankfully we will not be going through this transition on our own, she adds. "We will have dedicated support from SirsiDynix and our own IT department."
Goshulak notes that "SirsiDynix hopes to use our library, in the BC context, to stimulate other Horizon libraries to migrate to Symphony as well." Currently, the libraries at Vancouver Island University, Kwantlen Polytechnic and University of the Fraser Valley run the Symphony library system."We are honored to support our customers with the SirsiDynix Symphony technology, and are proud to provide state-of-the-art, economical solutions to help libraries provide the most efficient and advanced service to their communities," said Matthew Hawkins, SirsiDynix chief executive officer. "In a year of significant development at SirsiDynix, we look forward to serving and delighting these customers with an ever-improving suite of advanced library technology tools."
Other SirsiDynix customers upgrading to the SirsiDynix Symphony ILS this spring include:
Prince Edward Island Provincial Library
Institute of Ismaili Studies
Bibliothèque Inter-Universitaire Pierre et Marie Curie-Jussieu
Consortium of Scientific Libraries in Lodz
Cape Girardeau Public Library
Clarington Public Library
Ramapo Catskill Library System
Additionally, SirsiDynix welcomedto its customer circle:
Tthe National Taichung Institute of Technology
Victorian Government Library Service
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María,
King Abdulaziz Medical City,
Aga Khan University,
Arab Center for Research & Policy Studies,
Imam Malik College for Islamic Sharia & Law,
Northern Border University
The Lebanese Parliament
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