Stanford University Libraries and SirsiDynix Partner

Nov 04, 2008

Stanford University and SirsiDynix, a provider of strategic technology solutions for libraries, announced the completion of a project that now allows searching and display of the library’s Chinese, Japanese, and Korean holdings in the original scripts. Stanford and SirsiDynix worked together for over a year to make support for Asian and other non-Roman character sets. Stanford and SirsiDynix partnered on the details of searching, sorting, and displaying of multiple character sets in a single collection for both patron and staff access. Stanford Libraries’ language experts assisted and offered enhancement suggestions. Stanford moved from their original SirsiDynix Unicorn library system to a newer system—SirsiDynix Symphony—and a Unicode platform to make the character set display possible.