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SirsiDynix Launches BookMyne 2.1 and Web Services for Horizon
SirsiDynix, a provider of library automation solutions, announced the release of SirsiDynix Web Services for SirsiDynix libraries running the Horizon ILS. With the Horizon Web Services release, Horizon libraries gain advanced tools for accessing, customizing, and sharing their data. By installing Web Services, SirsiDynix Horizon libraries can also benefit from the full functionality of the SirsiDynix BookMyne iPhone application, the 2.1 release of which is available now.
With this Web Services release, Horizon libraries can access the full suite of Web Services components, plus recent functionality additions including:
- LDAP configuration support
- Expanded My Lists access and capabilities
- Ability to retrieve data on user fines and fees
- Tools for self registration allowing new users to sign up for library accounts
- Functionality for changing user pin numbers.
Web Services provides library system administrators simplified access and tools for quickly responding to the needs of library staff and users, and opens the door for even greater compatibility with third-party systems and programs. Web Services for Horizon libraries also gives Horizon libraries and users access to and representation via the BookMyne iPhone application. With BookMyne 2.1, available to all SirsiDynix libraries with a free installation of Web Services, library users can now search by title, subject, or author (in addition to keyword search).
For more information on BookMyne 2.1, visit http://www.sirsidynix.com/products/bookmyne. Additional information on Horizon Web Services is available on the SirsiDynix Customer Care website and at http://www.sirsidynix.com/products/web-services.
Paula J. Hane
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