epixtech (formerly Ameritech Library Services) is the first library automation
provider to join the Sun Education Service Provider (SP) program.
With its Application Service Provider (ASP) offering, epixtech will
leverage Sun's Education SP program to deliver its library automation
solutions to libraries worldwide. By offering these solutions as a
service, epixtech will provide libraries with all of the benefits of
library automation software without the necessity of maintaining and
managing an in-house system. The Jesuit-Krauss-McCormick Library and
Northern Baptist Library are the first epixtech customers using the ASP
offering on Sun's SP technology and services.
The Sun Education SP Program, introduced last year, comprises a set of
products and services designed to enable companies to deliver Web-based
educational solutions to education institutions and libraries by
working with them in building a scalable service-enabled
By offering its library automation services via a service provider
model, epixtech can now make its library automation systems available
to a wider range of customers than ever before. Libraries subscribing
to epixtech's library application instead of procuring an in-house
system, can significantly reduce their costs, and eliminate the burden
of managing in-house data centers.
"epixtech is committed to providing libraries with the most effective
solutions for automation," said Lana Porter, president and chief
executive officer of epixtech. "Our Application Service Provider
offering not only reduces the burden of managing a local system, it
also provides a cost effective alternative for many libraries. We are
pleased to offer this service through Sun's Education Service Provider
"By subscribing to epixtech's solutions using Sun technology instead of
purchasing, managing and maintaining their own system, libraries that
previously couldn't implement and support complex library automation
software can now do so," said Kim Jones, vice president, Global
Education and Research, Sun Microsystems.
Sun In Education
Sun is a leading provider of open network computing solutions to
colleges and universities around the world, powering academic, research
and high performance computing systems, campus administration, digital
libraries and student instruction systems. In addition, Sun is
committed to connecting the world's students to the Internet, beginning
with primary and secondary schools and extending to all levels of
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