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December 31, 2007 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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SirsiDynix Symphony 3.2 Is Now Available

SirsiDynix ( announced the general availability of SirsiDynix Symphony 3.2, its new integrated library system (formerly code-named Rome)—derived from the best of SirsiDynix Horizon 8/Corinthian and Unicorn GL3. The company said that the open, evolutionary, and customizable integrated library system has been delivered on schedule (before the end of 2007) and is already in successful production for two sites.

SirsiDynix Symphony 3.2 incorporates open, industry-standard technologies, offering the library community an impressive list of features and capabilities. These include an open n-tier architecture, software-as-a-service (SaaS) options, powerful "user experience" portal and search solutions, comprehensive integrated library management and productivity solutions, Java-based staff clients for all modules, fully documented application programming interfaces (APIs) that support customizability and integrability, Unicode support, advanced business intelligence and reporting tools, support for SIP2 and NCIP, and embedded and full Oracle database support.

SirsiDynix Symphony also includes new features, functions, and modules, including expanded capabilities for group/family/proxy circulation, new credit structure within patron accounts, support for mail delivery of books, support for the Web Reporter advanced reporting tool (scheduled for 1Q 2008), new portal capabilities, and Web-based staff clients. A full suite of professional services—implementation, training, support, data, and consulting—is also available with the system.

Source: SirsiDynix

[See theMarch 1, 2007, NewsBreak, "SirsiDynix to Consolidate Products on New Platform," at The decision to consolidate on the new platform caused considerable upheaval in the library world. See the comments appended to the story. —Ed.]

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