Talk:SirsiDynix

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Dynix Horizon Information Portal 3.06.A[edit]

It would be especially interesting if knowledgeable editors could address the "Dynix Horizon Information Portal 3.06.A" which is used by some public libraries. From an end-user's perspective it seems like an antiquated system, or at least an antiquated interface. I would like to read how it's viewed in software-developer circles, and how it might compare to other software products in the field.--Muffuletta 20:17, 16 August 2007 (UTC) (Copied here from Talk:Dynix upon article split.)

I think the excessively detailed article on the Dialcat interface should be merged into here. It is of hidtorical interest, and this article here needs expansion=--putting in information about the specific products is a good way to do it. DGG (talk) 02:00, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Merged content from Dialcat[edit]

The Dialcat article has been merged here. You can access the old talk page here.  LinguistAtLarge  21:43, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Proposal: Neutral Edits to Controversy Section[edit]

Disclosure: I am a current employee of SirsiDynix.

Requesting the following edits to the Controversy section of the SirsiDynix page to make overall article more neutral. Proposed changes to text are italicized.

WikiLeaks Paragraph[edit]

Proposed text: On October 29, 2009, the WikiLeaks Project obtained a document in which Stephen Abram, then VP of Innovation for SirsiDynix, made allegedly inaccurate claims about open source products and vendors. According to WikiLeaks, SirsiDynix did not distribute the document widely because of issues with "misinformation" and "possible libel." Abram left SirsiDynix at the end of 2009 to join Gale Cengage as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Markets.[1]

Notes on Change:

  • Using the word "deliberately" is not neutral. There is no evidence of any premeditated malice in any misinformation in the WikiLeaks document.
  • I could not verify the claim about lawsuits being discussed on LWN and other Linux organization sites, and the original text makes no citations. The only discussion on LWN that contains the term "SirsiDynix" does not mention lawsuits anywhere.[2] Therefore, I propose removing this sentence.
  • Keep current citation after "WikiLeaks Project."

Ottawa Public Library Paragraph[edit]

Proposed text: In May 2010, the company performed an upgrade of its systems at the Ottawa Public Library, involving a scheduled two-day closure of all library branches, accompanied by an 11-day shutdown of online systems. However, the actual upgrade required closure of the library system for an additional two days. Jan Harder, chair of Ottawa's library board, stated that she intended to seek compensation from SirsiDynix for the unexpected additional upgrade work. After receiving a letter from Harder, the SirsiDynix CEO "wrote back, apologizing and saying an initial review had been conducted of the incident," and a spokesperson from the company stated that SirsiDynix had worked closely with city officials to resolve the problem.

  • I propose changing "intends" to past tense, as the current text implies that the case is still open. I can't find any articles that mention this case either developing or being resolved, so speaking in the past tense seems more accurate in this situation.
  • All added text comes from currently cited article from the Ottawa Citizen. Please consult the Wayback version of the page for verification.

Nlsilv (talk) 23:19, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Done, although not exactly as stated above. LaMona (talk) 17:53, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

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  1. ^ Abram, Stephen. "Endings and New Beginnings". Stephen's Lighthouse. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hudson: Corporate lobbying against free software". LWN. Retrieved 2 September 2015.