b.i.t.online - Zeitschrift für Bibliothek, Information und Technologie - Aktualisiert: 18.9.2014

SirsiDynix Symphony ILS Coming to 34 Libraries
Symphony now in use in for over 580 libraries globally

PROVO, Utah - SirsiDynix® announces 34 more libraries have selected SirsiDynix Symphony®, for their integrated library system (ILS). The list of libraries includes academic libraries, public libraries, special libraries, and school libraries that serve unique communities across the globe.

"Since its release in late 2007, Symphony has been selected by libraries in a variety of markets because SirsiDynix is committed to delivering robust solutions to respond to the demands of the largest libraries in the world, yet easily adaptable to fit the needs of libraries of all sizes and all user needs," said Paul Moxon, vice president of product management for SirsiDynix. "30 years of experience delivering library solutions, combined with Symphony's open architecture design, provides libraries enterprising technology for whatever their individual needs could be."

The Yavapai Library Network, a 42-member multi-type library consortium, selected Symphony in July. The consortium selected Symphony for many reasons, including total cost of ownership and their past experiences with SirsiDynix.

"After an extensive evaluation process, Symphony was the natural choice compared to other solutions when we looked at our needs," said Corey Christians, library network manager for Yavapai Library Network. "We assessed demos for a variety of solutions and visited other consortiums with Symphony installations. SirsiDynix's record has been exemplary since we began working with them during our Dynix Classic implementation in 1993. The cost of Symphony was competitive, especially considering the value of SirsiDynix maintenance and support programs.

"Selecting Symphony was an easy decision. For us, it was about the total value the solution brings to our 42 libraries," said Christians.

Other libraries that recently selected Symphony include:

Academic:

  • Bilkent University; Ankara, Turkey

  • Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB); Shanghai, China

  • Dixie College Library; St. George, Utah

  • Linköpings Universitet; Linköping, Sweden

  • Salt Lake Community College; Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Sheffield College; Sheffield, United Kingdom

  • Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia; Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia

  • University of Zambia; Lusaka, Zambia

  • Utah Valley University; Orem, Utah

  • Westminster Kingsway College; London, United Kingdom

Public:

  • Alexandria Library; Alexandria, Virginia

  • Berkeley County Library; Moncks Corner, South Carolina

  • Haldimand County Public Library; Cayuga, Ontario, Canada

  • Peterborough Public Library; Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

  • Markham Public Libraries, Markham; Ontario, Canada

  • Ningxia Library; Ningxia, China

  • Page Public Library; Page, Arizona

  • Shaanxi Provincial Library; Shaanxi, China

  • SouthLib Consortia; Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

  • Tauranga City Libraries; Tauranga, New Zealand

  • Yavapai Library Network; Prescott, Arizona

Special:

  • Asbury Theological Seminary; Wilmore, Kentucky

  • Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales (CIEMAT); Madrid, Spain

  • Department of Education, Community and Cultural Development (TALIS); Tasmania, Australia

  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; Barton, ACT, Australia

  • International Centre For Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF);Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Legislative Assembly of Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  • Lesedi Local Municipality; Heidelberg, Gauteng, South Africa

  • Moore Theological College; Newtown, New South Wales, Australia

  • Stibbe; Brussels, Belgium

  • The Red Sea Institute for Cinematic Arts; Aqaba, Jordan

  • Yanbu Royal Commission; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

School:

  • Kansas City, Missouri School District; Kansas City, Missouri

  • York Region District Schools; Aurora, Ontario, Canada

SirsiDynix Symphony incorporates open, industry-standard technologies, offering libraries a comprehensive set of features and capabilities. These include an open n-tier architecture, software-as-a-service (SaaS) options, powerful user interface solutions, all- encompassing integrated library management and productivity solutions, Java-based staff clients for all modules, fully documented application programming interfaces (APIs) that support unparalleled customizability and openness, Unicode support, advanced business intelligence and reporting tools, support for API, SIP2,  NCIP and other standards and embedded and full Oracle database support.

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