9 comments for “Queens Borough and SirsiDynix settle

  1. Doug
    16Apr10 at 11:20

    This makes me sad to hear. I was hoping that SirsiDynix would have to pay something to Queens. Of course, that wish was primarily motivated by the extreme anger that I experience every time I am forced to use their Symphony Workflows product – which was clearly designed by dyslexic monkeys.

  2. bill
    17Apr10 at 9:28

    doug….why don’t you purchase a new system?

  3. Lissa
    18Apr10 at 7:24

    As a dyslexic who administers a Sirsi system, your choice of insult is both irrational and offensive, Doug.

    I won’t defend Java WorkFlows, though. It is a failed product. The server side is solid and very configurable.

  4. Eileen
    19Apr10 at 1:49

    I sincerely hope my phone call to Queens informing them I required SirsiDynix give Ouachita Parish Public Library our money back on a server sold to us specifically for Hz 8.0 helped them. When SD paid us back for server, installation, and services for a product THEY chose to stop they set the precedent, IMHO. We rapidly left SirsiDynix for Polaris and we have been thrilled with the change. Polaris is honest and up-front about what their software does and does not do – and we are very happy with it.

  5. me too
    19Apr10 at 2:20

    Bill, how many libraries do you think there are that have the kind of money needed to purchase a new system so easily. Come on, those kind of changes take a lot of planning and in many cases fund raising.

  6. Eileen
    19Apr10 at 3:57

    We were lucky. We did it in about 6 mos. My director was as furious with SD as I was and we went out to bid about a month after the last user group meeting I attended. Polaris won the bid and worked with us for a two part payment plan over two fiscal years. One at signing and the other after the migration was complete. I don’t know of any company that would not work with a library on payments for a migration. They all were willing to work with us.

  7. Jason
    20Apr10 at 9:39

    I think it is no secret that we are going to Evergreen from Horizon. I am at the Evergreen conference right now.

    There really is no commercial alternative for a consortium that wants to share a single database.

  8. 23Apr10 at 1:06

    Your blog seems to have good information and good traffic, but articles related Plots, would give more yeild i think.

  9. 25May10 at 12:17

    Jason,

    I must respectfully take exception to your comment “There really is no commercial alternative for a consortium that wants to share a single database” Polaris has many types of consortium’s successfully using Polaris and sharing a single database. MVLS/SALS, TRAC to name just two. The former has a little more then 50 member libraries, I believe, and the former over 200. I would be happy to discuss the level of independence each member library can have using Polaris but that is not the purpose of this otherwise very interesting blog.

    Terry Morris, M.L.S.

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