Turkish University embraces SirsiDynix Symphony

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US library software developer, SirsiDynix, has revealed that Bilkent University in Turkey has selected its integrated library system, SirsiDynix Symphony, in a bid to enhance library user experience and staff productivity.

According to SirsiDynix, Bilkent University is the first academic university in Turkey to adopt the system and will migrate to the new system in the early part of 2010.

SirsiDynix is also partnering with Informascope, to provide local support to the Turkish market. The Turkish-based company provides information services and library tools to academic, research, public and special libraries, and information centres in Turkey and Central Asia.

'Bilkent University developed, used and supported a library management system called BLISS, since the early 1990's. [This system] is used by many other libraries in Turkey as well,' explained Kivanc Cinar, director of Informascope. 'Bilkent's decision [to adopt SirsiDynix Symphony] came after a comprehensive assessment of Symphony and the presence of the local support commitment by Informascope.'

'We strongly believe SirsiDynix's presence in the Turkish market will start a new era for library management systems in Turkey and Symphony will be implemented by many more libraries in a very short time,' he added.