St Patrick’s College of Tasmania makes move to Horizon

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 December 2004



(2004), "St Patrick’s College of Tasmania makes move to Horizon", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 6.



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St Patrick’s College of Tasmania makes move to Horizon

Dynix has announced that St Patrick’s College (Launceston. Tasmania), a Dynix ILS customer since 1992, has elected to migrate to the Horizon Information Management System.

Looking for the latest in library automation technology, St Patrick’s College sought to replace its aging Dynix ILS deployment with a system that would provide increased levels of efficiency and functionality. Having already installed Horizon Information Portal in 2003, St Patrick’s was very familiar with current Dynix technologies and wished to extend its relationship with the company by implementing Horizon.

“Since moving to Horizon Information Portal, we have enjoyed all of its features and installed all of the add-ons possible. We have a good understanding of how well the Horizon system works and we trust Dynix”, said Senior Librarian, Robyn McKenzie. “Now, Horizon will improve the performance of our staff behind the scenes, but the greatest benefit is that our students will not have to learn a new system, since they are already familiar with the web-based functionality of Horizon Information Portal”.

St Patrick’s College is a co-educational Catholic secondary college with 130 staff members serving more than 1,300 students in grades 7 through 12. The college was founded in 1984 through the merger of three colleges founded in Launceston: the Presentation Sisters (1872), the Christian Brothers (1919), and the Sisters of St Joseph (1938). The school has a collection size of 38,000 items and an annual circulation of more than 30,000.

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