Huntsville, Alabama-February 24, 2003-Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of technology for libraries around the world, announced today that the Gold Coast City Council Library in Australia has chosen the Unicorn Library Management System. "The new system features superior picture collection management, which would be particularly useful for staff and customers at the popular Local Studies Library," said committee chairperson, Councilor Jan Grew. "Library customers will notice a significant improvement in on-line search and ordering facilities. The system could also deliver faster and smoother ordering, which would be of great value to the many students using our library services for research."
Grew said that this existing on-line service had already grown in use, with an increase from 11,315 connections in 2000/01 to 57,056 connections in 2001/02. "The introduction of the new system should see a significant and rapid increase in the number of customers accessing on-line services."
About Gold Coast City Council Library Service
The Gold Coast City Council Library Service consists of 14 branch libraries, located from Coolangatta in the south to Beenleigh in the north, and west to Nerang and Mudgeeraba.
Every library branch provides a free lending and information service, and has a range of traditional library materials such as best selling and popular fiction and non-fiction, magazines, newspapers and reference materials. These collections are supplemented by a wide variety of multimedia CD-ROMs, music CD's and cassettes, DVDs, audio books and videos. Access to online databases and information is available from the public access Internet PCs, and from the library's web site from home or work.
The collections in each branch vary slightly reflecting the diverse communities served. Branches also offer a wide range of activities, including children's story telling and activities, community awareness sessions, Internet awareness programs, and hobby workshops.
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, Sirsi Rooms, and a full slate of services.
Sirsi Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Sirsi Corporation (Sirsi) that is devoted exclusively to developing and marketing state-of-the-art library automation products.