St. Louis. Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of technology for libraries around the world*, announced today that the Cobb County Library in Georgia is migrating to the Unicorn Library Management System. As Georgia's third-largest county, Cobb County's population is 607,751 and boasts Georgia's highest percentage of college graduates: 33%.
"Cobb County Public Library is 'the place to go when you need to know', " said Gail Rogers, director. "This philosophy is inherent to our mission of providing access to ideas, information, and service for our community, we anticipate the Unicorn system to aid us in continuing that mission."
The Cobb County Library System provides both high-tech and traditional services. In addition to the Central Library, there are 16 branches located throughout the county. Library cards are available free of charge to Cobb residents and may be used at all branch libraries. Items checked out of one library may be returned to any other library or Government Service Center. Cobb's public libraries offer residents easy access to 902,085 books, magazines, videos, audiocassettes, CD-ROM workstations, and the Internet.
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. *Library Systems Newsletter, March 2002, named Sirsi the leader in new-name sales of integrated library systems for 2001. Sirsi held the same distinction in 1999 and 2000.