HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— March 29, 2004 — Sirsi Corporation, celebrating 25 years of delivering technology "firsts" to the library community, announced today that Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems is the newest software vendor to complete the Sirsi SIP2 Certification Program. BiblioChipTM RFID Library Media Management and Security System will seamlessly integrate with the Sirsi patron database for both authentication and account information. "We are very pleased to be certified by Sirsi," said Emmett Erwin, Bibliotheca president and chief executive officer. "With our cutting-edge RFID technology and advanced software, our engineers have developed a system that meets the unique needs of today's libraries. Sirsi's SIP2 Certification Program is an excellent resource for libraries seeking confidence when choosing third-party vendors."
BiblioChip RFID Library Media Management and Security System was developed to address a library's specific needs — media management and security. "It is set up in a modular way. It can be linked to existing library circulation systems. The modules work independently from each other and can be added one by one, according to the requirements of the library," said Erwin. "Plus, Bibliotheca has cut conversion time to 22 seconds per item and it can be done on-the-fly, increasing productivity of librarians by virtually eliminating conversion time with BiblioChip."
Sirsi SIP2 Certification Program, an original certification program for the standard interchange protocol, version 2 (SIP2), enables third-party vendors to ensure that their SIP2-compliant products integrate seamlessly with Sirsi systems. Once a third-party product is Sirsi SIP2-Certified, Sirsi users will know that they can take advantage of best-of-breed, SIP2-compliant products in their Sirsi environment. In addition to vendors that are taking part in Sirsi's SIP2 Certification Program, Sirsi also has a range of Sirsi Technology Partners who also provide SIP2-compliant products that integrate with Sirsi systems. For a list of Sirsi Technology Partners, visit http://www.sirsi.com/Aboutsirsi/sip2partners2.html.
Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems will be demonstrating products at the Sirsi SuperConference, to be held April 18-21 in St. Louis for Sirsi clients worldwide. For more information about Sirsi SuperConference visit www.superconference.info.
About Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems
Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems AG (www.bibliotheca-rfid.com) is a company dedicated to the development, manufacturing, and marketing of RFID products for libraries. Bibliotheca is a spin-off of Lucatron Electronics of Switzerland, a major manufacturer of electronic article surveillance (EAS) equipment for use in preventing shoplifting. Bibliotheca was formed to exclusively focus on the needs of librarians. The BiblioChipTM RFID Library System was a result of that focus. The BiblioChipTM RFID Library System features what librarians have requested; Bibliotheca exists to support the worldwide library community.
In 2004, Sirsi Corporation (www.sirsi.com) celebrates 25 years as the strategic technology partner to more than 10,000 libraries around the world. A strong, growing company, we are dedicated to providing the library community with forward-thinking information technology solutions, including Sirsi Unicorn® Library Management System, the first client/server-based and UNIX-based integrated library system; Sirsi iBistro and iLink, the first e-Library solutions with streaming enriched content; Sirsi Rooms, the first suite of context management solutions; and Sirsi Director's Station, the first information analysis tool for library executives. Sirsi maintains operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Australia, China, and Singapore.