|epixtech, Inc., producer of the Dynix and Horizon Sunrise library automation
systems, has announced that it has teamed with Portland, Oregon-based Syndetic
Solutions, Inc. to deliver enriched content through
Web-based online catalog module. According to the announcement, library
patrons will view a wealth of content information from Syndetic Solutions
by simply clicking on iPac icons. This information includes tables
of contents, reviews, synopses and annotations, author notes, cover art
images, and excerpts as well as fiction and biography headings.
Allan Graham, Syndetic's director of business relations, explains the
many services epixtech customers will be able to provide to their patrons.
"Syndetic's data elements can easily be added to a library's MARC records
or they can be automatically linked to the catalog through our remote access
service," he said. "Today's library patrons expect more from library catalogs
than just the name of a book and its location. Services such as author
notes, excerpts and first chapters, professionally written annotations,
and book reviews are just some of the services savvy library patrons look
for and that we help library automation vendors such as epixtech provide.
epixtech's iPac product is at the forefront in delivering information
quickly. Provided with the enriched content we supply, epixtech customers
will be able to deliver even more information to library patrons."
"It's not enough for today's libraries to have access to a wealth of
information," said Lana Porter, president and CEO of epixtech. "They have
to be able to deliver that information in an enriched format. Patrons have
so many choices available through the Internet. We just want to make sure
our libraries' patrons are making choices based on improved access to all
the information they want, and some they hadn't realized they needed."
Syndetic Solutions, Inc. is a supplier of catalog-enrichment services
and is committed to helping libraries deliver catalog access and descriptive
bibliographic information to a library's online patrons. Syndetic Solutions
can place the data, or links to the data, within whichever MARC records
the library chooses, in a display format that takes advantage of each library's
own particular system capabilities.
Source: epixtech, Inc., Provo, UT, 800/288-8020; http://www.epixtech.com.