ORLANDO, Fla.—June 28, 2004— Sirsi Corporation, celebrating 25 years of delivering technology "firsts" to the library community, announced today that the Cherry Hill Public Library has selected Sirsi to replace its Dynix system. "We are building a new facility for the library, due to open in October," said Barbara Shapiro, Cherry Hill's director. "With a new facility and new investments in Sirsi technology, we are poised to provide better service and greater access than was possible in our old facility and with our old system."
"Installing the new Sirsi integrated library system will be the first step," Shapiro continued. "The next step will be the library's taking the lead in creating a new 'digital community center,' an online destination where citizens can go for valuable information and resources presented in meaningful contexts. This will be a collaborative effort that involves many other organizations within the community, thereby making the 'digital community center' an important and hopefully indispensable local resource." Cherry Hill will use Sirsi Rooms to create this digital community center.
Cherry Hill's suite of Sirsi products and services includes the Unicorn® Library Management System, Sirsi Rooms, iBistro e-Library Solution with Sirsi DataStream enriched content, WorkFlows® staff interface, Hyperion Digital Media Archive, Sirsi SIP2 Interface, and 9XX MARC Loader.
"Sirsi is pleased that Cherry Hill Public Library has made the move to Sirsi, along with a number of other libraries in New Jersey," said Sirsi's Marsha Stark, vice president of sales, North America. "The staff at Cherry Hill can be confident that they've made a solid decision for the future of their library system and are better positioned than ever to serve their community, especially with the plans for the 'digital community center.' Cherry Hill Public Library is truly changing the library experience by taking proactive steps to provide access and information to the community in new, more relevant ways." Other recent sales in New Jersey include Ocean County College Library and Bergen County Cooperative Library System.
About Cherry Hill Public Library
The mission of the Cherry Hill Public Library is to make available to all residents collections of expertly selected library materials to meet the public's informational needs; to promote the enjoyment of reading; to strengthen lifelong learning, citizenship and the appreciation of the world's cultural achievements. The library holds 150,000 titles, 200,000 volumes, serves more than 35,000 patrons, and has an annual circulation of more than 400,000.
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, and China.