First library iPhone app for Spanish, French, German library users
April 14th, 2010
PROVO, UT – April 14, 2010 – SirsiDynix®, the world leader in library technology, today announced that BookMyne, the industry’s most comprehensive iPhone™ application, now supports library catalogs in Spanish, French and German. The application, which allows users to search library catalogs and place holds on materials, is the first industry‐wide application available for Spanish, French and German language libraries.
“With the largest customer base of library technology vendors globally, it made sense for us to invest in mobile development that all our library customers can use to make their catalogs accessible, including in non‐English speaking countries,” said Talin Bingham, chief technology officer for SirsiDynix. “Not all libraries have resources available to develop their own mobile technology, but their users are demanding it. We are excited to offer more language support so patrons around the world can access their libraries’ materials wherever they are.”
Through BookMyne, library users can find participating libraries around the world, search library catalogs, place holds, and renew materials they have checked out. Libraries can customize their presence on the global directory in a number of ways. BookMyne 1.2 includes expanded language support, as well as options for users to be reminded of material due dates.
More than 300 libraries now offer their catalog on the BookMyne directory, with more libraries joining daily. The application is made possible through Symphony Web Services, which libraries can download through the SirsiDynix Customer Care Portal. Library users can download the BookMyne application through the Apple Store at no cost.
Over 600 libraries in Canada, Latin America, Spain, France and Germany use SirsiDynix technology to connect users with their catalogs in Spanish, French and German languages.
The company expects to offer the application to Horizon users later this year with the release of Web Services for Horizon.
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SirsiDynix® is the world’s leading provider of library technology solutions, connecting more than 300 million people with information and resources at some 20,000 academic, public, school, government and corporate libraries worldwide. With the pioneering Symphony Integrated Library System at its core, SirsiDynix offers a full host of solutions on an open architecture platform. www.sirsidynix.com.