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Perspective and commentary by Marshall Breeding
The Queens Borough Public Library has filed a lawsuit against SirsiDynix for matters related to its 2006 procurement of the Horizon 8.0 software. The initial complaint, filed July 2, 2008, posted earlier on this site, contains the accusations of the Queens Borough Public Library. On October 26, 2009, SirsiDynix filed a motion to dismiss many of the demands specified in the complaint. This motion reveals something of SirsiDynix side of the matter.
As supporting evidence, SirsiDynix has filed the License Agreement between Dynix Corporation and the Queens Borough Public Library signed on March 6, 2006. Itís rare to get a glimpse of a license agreement made by a library for a major library automation procurement, since in most cases these documents are considered proprietary and confidential. The documents filed also include an affidavit of Brad Whittle, currently the Vice President for North American Sales and Marketing for SirsiDynix who was involved with the sale of Horizon to Queens.
These motions made by SirsiDynix for dismissal are based on complex legal arguments and case law. We make no attempt to summarize or explain. Making these documents available does ensure that both sides of the case have been represented in the documents available to those in the library community following the issue.
Marshall Breeding Nov 2, 2009 10:14:00 Link to this thread