London-11/13/2002- Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of technology for libraries around the world*, announced today that the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) Sheet Music Library, located in London, has selected Sirsi Corporation to provide an integrated library management solution to replace the library's previous in-house system.
The BBC Sheet Music Library is one of the largest performance collections in the world. Its holdings include more than 300,000 music titles including orchestral sets, vocal material for choirs, and single songs. Library services include providing performance material to BBC performance groups, including BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, and BBC Singers. The library also provides script or control material for BBC production departments.
Sirsi's Unicorn Library Management System delivers a scalable relational database with modules for cataloging, authority control, circulation, acquisitions, serials control, and many other library functions. The library has also selected Sirsi's iBistro(tm) e-Library, which provides a single interface for users to simultaneously search the library's catalog, databases, Web sites, and other BBC library catalogs via HTML and Z39.50. The system was sold by Sirsi Limited and uses a Sun server.
About BBC Sheet Music Library
The BBC Sheet Music Library is one of the largest performance collections in the world with over 300,000 music titles from orchestral sets to vocal material for choir to single songs. Library services include script and control material for BBC production departments and providing performance material to BBC performance groups, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, The National Orchestra of Wales, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Singers.
Sirsi (www.sirsi.com) recognizes that today's librarians are on a mission to break down walls - barriers that limit the knowledge and resources accessible to library users. A partner with leading libraries around the globe since 1979, Sirsi provides software and services that assist libraries in breaking down walls, thereby promoting learning, empowerment, and opportunity for diverse user communities. Sirsi's portfolio of products and services includes the iBistro and iLink e-Library solutions, the Unicorn Library Management System, the Hyperion Digital Media Archive, and a full slate of services.