Huntsville, AL (February 21, 1997) - Sirsi Corporation announces the license of UNICORN to the Grossmont Union High School District, located in eastern San Diego County, CA. The Grossmont Union High School District consists of 10 high schools and other support facilities, providing an education to 20,000 students in grades 9 through 12. Holdings include 100,000 titles and 250,000 items, which are shared with a network connection. Grossmont will run its UNICORN on a DEC Alpha 1000 A/266.
According to Mr. Hiroshi Nakajima, Supervisor of Library and Media Services, "WebCat was a primary reason for purchasing UNICORN. WebCat is part of our Intranet system, providing 24-hour access to teachers and students." Another pivitol factor influencing their selection was the user interfaces available for character terminals and GUIs for both Mac and Windows systems.
SIRSI, founded in 1980, is a privately held company with headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama. SIRSI uses the most advanced technology available to develop, market, and support easy-to-use information software systems for libraries, businesses, and archives. Its products include WebCat TM and VIZION TM, Web information managers, Digital Media Archives, and InfoBASE for data warehousing. With offices in major U.S. cities and subsidiaries in Canada, the U.K., and Australia, the company has established its UNICORN products as the leading UNIX-based client/server library automation systems in the world. For more information, please contact SIRSI via phone at (205) 922-9820, fax at (205) 922-9818, or the World Wide Web at http://www.sirsi.com.