Library works out catalog snafus

The Howard County Times reports on “a beastly transition” to a new SirsiDynix system in Howard County Maryland. The problem boiled down to one of software compatibility, Tom Gates, vice president of marketing for SirsiDynix, said Sept. 27. Essentially the company’s software didn’t click with Java, a programming language, he said.

“It’s really changed my library behavior,” Weems said. “One gets angry when one loses what one loves.”
“We are the first problem of this nature that they have encountered, partly because we are among the most heavily used remote systems in the world,” Gross said.

Update: 09/30 11:52 EST by B:Link Fixed